Outputs: Following products or services will be created as the milestone deliverables of the project;
1) Interim Report: The findings and analysis obtained at the end field studies (by the end of September 2017), an interim report will be summarized and shared as a basis of discussion for the scheduled forum on October 2017 for obtaining better direction and information towards finalizing the report.
2) Forum: A CEOs’ (CEOs from private sectors, etc.) forum will be organized in midterm of the Project (scheduled in mid-October 2017). The business leaders from each participating economy would do following activities.
a) Discussion sharing best practices of each company, further actions, etc.
b) Opinions from investors such as international institutional investors
3) Final Report: A final report will be published during the leaders’ week in November 2017.
4) Completion Report: by the end of January
Outcomes: This project aims to urge industry circles to take diversity management in management strategy and to infiltrate diversity management in private sectors for women’s empowerment for make companies and economies themselves competitive. To understand how the diversity management effect for women’s empowerment, we’ll share the best practices of companies in each economy and endeavor the definition of diversity.
The outcomes of the project will help us better understand the achievements from the best practices in diversity management for women’s empowerment.
Beneficiaries: We are having CEOs’ forum, where not only leaders from private sectors but public sectors, who are engage in women’s empowerment will participate, share information and discuss to pursue women’s empowerment through diversity management.
The users of output are people from private sectors, people, who are in charge of sectors and people from public sectors as well.
The aim of the scheduled forum is ①to introduce and exchange initiatives and views of diversity management of private sectors and investors in APEC region and ②promote initiatives of private sectors and investors in the APEC region and Japan to abroad as well. Especially, we will focus on the dialogue between private companies and investors, which are committed to diversity management and the meaning of diversity management from the perspective of capital market. With this forum, we would strengthen the networks among companies actively making efforts for realizing diversity management and boost efforts of promoting diversity management as well.
Programme(with simultaneous interpreting system)
１）Opening Remarks（Parliamentary official）（5minitu）
Japanese APEC activities、Diversity management in Japan
２）Guest Speech（Mayor of Yokohama; Fumiko Hayashi）（10 minutes）
(n APEC）「Women and the Economy」
３）Initiatives of Women and the Economy in ABAC（10 minutes）
４）Keynote Speech ①（Global Investors(P)）（20 minutes）
Initiatives regarding diversity（Steward ship activities including 30%club）
５）Keynote Speech ②（US companies）（20 minutes)
Initiatives regarding diversity as a global company
６）Panel discussions ①②（80 minutes×2）
Moderator：head of OECD Tokyo cetre; Yumiko Murakami
Panelists：executives or CHO etc. estimated 9 panelists from 6 economies
①Shearing of overseas latest date knowledge
・efforts from private sectors for spreading diversity management to
・initiatives from the global company’s perspective
・points, which global investors rate higher. (from company side;
points, to which company pays attention when communicate with investors.)
②Discussion about future efforts.
・barriers against promoting diversity management.(role of human resources department, developing women leaders.)
・future efforts to overcome above mentioned barriers.
Candidates for panelists
１）As a whole
・9 panelists totally
Japan：3、US：2 Asia：2（Vietnam・Philippines or Malaysia）、Other areas：2（Australia・Mexico）
We will select the speakers from various economies depends on the geography and degrees of economic and social progress.
. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries（Omiya CEO）※ABAC member, who is in charge of Women and the Economy
・ Shiseido （Uotani CEO）
・ Daiichi seimei（Inagaki CEO）
others：IBM Japan、Rakuten（Sugihara CHO）、JT etc.）
・ Some companies which will participate in the Women Summit
・ P&G Director of diversity division from the US headquarters（offered from P&G Japan）
・ Black Rock、State Street（institutional investors）(tentative)
As for participants, we will address APEC related embassies in Tokyo to encourage them to attend the forum and announce it at PPWE, related fora and APEC website to make them understand the value of attending the forum as well. Since this project consists of two parts; research and the forum, we will share good practices throughout all economies through the forum and by disseminating the report as well.
We will also address ABAC such as ABAC 3 held in Canada to make business people to participate in this forum.