Mottainai Index project – Partnership with Kwansai Gakuin University


The continued series of Mottainai Corporate Social Innovation Index project in partnership with a university in Japan to widen the sector coverage of the index. The project is aimed at mobilizing academic partners and students to embrace a different view of finance and corporate sustainability at a time when the demand for ESG (environmental, social and governance) products and rankings is growing in Japan. This program is run with the School of Business Administration of Kwansei Gakuin University.


Shihoyoshi Bond Program – Partnership with IMPACT Foundation Japan


An innovative type of debt finance instrument designed to mobilize private capital to support regional revitalization and community development in Japan. The project involves cross sector partnerships which enable the creation of a scalable, customizable and sustainable funding template for community impact investment, aimed at bridging the existing funding/market gaps and supporting the growth of the social sector in Japan.


Presentation at Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations innovative finance for the SDGs workshop


Presentation of C4’s initiatives to the Rockefeller Foundation and United Nations workshop “Innovative finance for the SDGs” showcasing the Mottainai Corporate Social Innovation Index and the need for innovative corporate sustainability performance benchmarks designed to incentivize and reward companies that mobilize assets to address the Sustainable Development Goals