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Koichi Kaneda (金田晃一) - Board Member, Japan NPO Center

Koichi Kaneda acts as the Deputy General Manager, CSR Promotion Department, Daiwa Securities Group Inc., a holding company of Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd. with 105-year business history. His duties include planning and implementing corporate citizenship programs in cooperation with NGOs such as the Daiwa Securities Group Tsunami Reconstruction Fund, the DAIWA SRI FUND Grant Program, and the Daiwa JFS (Japan for Sustainability, Environmental NGO) Sustainability College.

Through his business career, Koichi has served in various “stakeholders relations” in both private and public sectors, as well as in both manufacturing and financial sectors. His specialties on CSR communication/management have come from job experiences as follows:

• Sony, External Relations (Government Relations) 87-94
• US Embassy in Tokyo, Economic Section (Government Relations) 94-97
• Bloomberg TV, Newscaster (Investor Relations Services) 97-99
• Sony, CSR (Community Relations and Business Ethics) 99-04
• Daiwa, CSR (Community Relations and Business Ethics) 05-present

He has also been in active in Japanese civil society as the Advisor of Japan Platform, (Emergency Assistance NGO), Advisor of CSO Network Japan (Networking NGO for Civil Society Organizations), Program Officer of CAC (Centre for Active Community) researching Social Entrepreneurship, Member of Japan NPO Research Association (Academic Society) and Working Member of Committees at Keidanren (“Corporate Philanthropy” and “Corporate Behavior”), and Keizai Doyukai (“Promotion of CSR Management”).

Koichi was born in Tokyo in 1963. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics (International Trade) from Keio University in 1987 and a master’s degree in Economics (Multinational Enterprises Theory) from University of Reading, UK in 1993.

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