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Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert

Year ended March 31, 2016

  • Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert

On February 17, 2016, the Marubeni CSR & Environment Committee members participated in a Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert held at the Tokyo Head Office.
In the year ended March 31, 2016, Mr. George Iguchi, Head of Corporate Governance, General Manager of Equity Investment Department, Nissay Asset Management Corporation, who has extensive knowledge about ESG Investment and CSR, delivered a lecture entitled “ESG Investment Trends and the Meaning of CSR”. After the lecture, Mr. Iguchi responded to questions and then participated in a lively discussion about the present state of ESG Investment and disclosure of ESG performance, among other topics.
The lecture and discussion session served to provide a good opportunity for participants to learn about CSR and think about Marubeni’s CSR efforts going forward.

Year ended March 31, 2015

  • Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert

On February 13, 2015, the Marubeni CSR & Environment Committee members participated in a Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert held at the Tokyo Head Office.
In the year ended March 31, 2015, Ms. Mariko Kawaguchi, Chief Researcher, Daiwa Institute of Research, a leading expert in the field of CSR, delivered a lecture entitled “CSR as a management strategy – ESG(*) as a company evaluation”.
After the lecture, Ms. Kawaguchi responded to questions and then participated in a lively discussion about the ways Marubeni should address CSR, among other topics.
The lecture and discussion session served to provide a good opportunity for participants to learn about CSR and think about Marubeni’s CSR efforts going forward.

(*) The abbreviation for “Environmental”, “Social”, “Governance”

Year ended March 31, 2014

  • Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert

On January 22, 2014, the Marubeni CSR & Environment Committee members participated in a Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert held at the Tokyo Head Office.
In the year ended March 31, 2014, Mr. Takehiko Mizukami, CSV Consultant at Cre-en Inc., a leading expert in the field of CSV (creating shared value), delivered a lecture entitled “CSV – New Management Practices Creating Shared Value for Business and Society”.
After the lecture, Mr. Mizukami responded to questions and then participated in a lively discussion about the ways Marubeni should approach CSV going forward, among other topics.
In sharing their impressions and responses to the session, participants said that they could relate to the idea of CSV where societal problems are addressed through the business activities of a company and also found that it made them think about how to realize mutual benefits for the company and society.
The lecture and discussion session served to provide a good opportunity for participants to learn about CSV and think about Marubeni’s CSR efforts going forward.

Year ended March 31, 2013

  • Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert

On November 12, 2012, the CSR & Environment Committee members participated in a Lecture and Discussion Session with a CSR Expert held at the Tokyo Head Office. Mr. Kazutaka Okubo, Partner, Area Corporate Responsibility Leader, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, a leading expert in the field of CSR, gave the lecture, entitled “CSR Considerations in Global Business.” After the lecture, Mr. Okubo participated in a lively discussion about Marubeni's CSR activities.
In sharing their impressions and responses to the session, participants said that it had enabled them to gain a clear understanding of specific ideas relating to CSR, where they had only a vague notion of it previously, and that the session enabled them to reconfirm the importance in CSR of ascertaining and understanding society's issues and needs. Overall, the session provided an excellent opportunity to consider what society's expectations of Marubeni might be, and how Marubeni should approach CSR.

The CSR Report 2012 Reading Seminar

  • Briefings with Retail Investors

On December 10, 2012, Marubeni invited Surugadai University Department of Economics Professor Junichi Mizuo and students from his seminar class to attend the CSR Report 2012 Reading Seminar. Now its second year, this event is held as part of an opportunity for an exchange of dialog with the company's stakeholders.
Along with an active exchange of opinions with members of the Corporate Communications Department, some of the many thoughts and suggestions from the participating students included, “How about you conduct social contribution activities through sports?” and, “Marubeni's supply chain management is excellent. I'll be paying attention with the hope that you actively disclose information going forward.”
Marubeni views this event as an opportunity to reassess the way Marubeni communicates with stakeholders, and will continue promoting its CSR activities in order to further gain stakeholders' trust.

Briefings to Retail Investors

  • Marubeni President Kokubu briefs individual investorsMarubeni President Kokubu briefs individual investors

Marubeni holds corporate information briefings for retail investors. These briefings comprehensively cover the Marubeni Group’s business strategies and future prospects aiming to help the Group to be understood by retail investors so that the Group can develop a trusting relationship with them.
During the year ended March 31, 2015, a briefing for retail investors was held on December 1, 2014 at the Palace Hotel Tokyo, which was attended by about 260 people. The briefing started with Marubeni’s history and went on to explain the Group’s business results and business model. Marubeni plans to hold briefings for retail investors on an ongoing basis.

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