Eleni Regli Responsible Resources & Roots, Zurich
-- 2012/09/07(Fri) 13:07
Many, many happy returns! The strong spirit for sustainability of the Japanese society has always enhanced the innovation’s power of its people and improved confidence over time.
Raising the productivity and targeting the well being of the people as well is the key to raising potential sustainable growth over the years. We do very much appreciate the education and awareness-raising of “Japan for Sustainability” (JFS) for improving the understanding of ethical issues in doing business and the contribution to the preservation of the biodiversity and ecosystem services. Eleni Regli, MD, Responsible Resources & Roots, Zurich
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Mohammad Cheragh Cheshm
-- 2012/09/06(Thu) 16:13
I Congrats you on your 10th Anniversay.I have to say your Weekly digest is the bestamong the most important issues.
Hope you all the best.
Mohammad Cheragh Cheshm
From Islamic Republic of Iran
-- 2012/09/05(Wed) 14:30
Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary!
Keep up your outstanding and critically needed work, for Japan and the world.
Japan continues to have the opportunity to be an example for the world in so many ways. It is the only industrialized country whose underlying traditional worldview recognizes our oneness with Nature. This awareness formed the basis for the satoyama culture that thrived in Japan for centuries prior to the Meiji Restoration.
Now, it is high time for Japan to remember this core cultural understanding, and revitalize precious satoyama and satoumi landscapes before it is too late.
In doing so, Japan will demonstrate to the world that a highly evolved society has the capacity to remember our intrinsic interdependence with the natural environment, honor the Earth and live in harmony with Nature.
Japan for Sustainability has a special leadership role through its recognition of – and showcasing to the world – values and practical ways of being that are in consonance with a heightened ecological consciousness of oneness.
May JFS and its vital message flourish in coming years.
Lester R. Brown
-- 2012/09/05(Wed) 10:19
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of Japan for Sustainability.
This is a milestone in the life of any nonprofit and the response to JFS clearly shows the vital role it is playing in disseminating information to the world on what Japan is doing on the environmental front. Three cheers for your visionary leadership.
Lic. Rolando Cortés Vico M. Sc
-- 2012/09/05(Wed) 09:50
To all JFS staff
Dear friends of JFS is better for me to write you by this way, and I say you that I have found your Weekly Digest one of the most important issues
I have found in the web.
It has a wide and interesting range of subjects that I´m sure motivates adolescents and scientist to be up to date and proactive in defence of environment.
It is very interesting to know how many enterprises evolved to be involved with all these social tasks. It is good to see such enterprise encouraging themselves to be socially engaged in a better future for you country and people.
Thanks you all for give this example to the rest of the planet. If many other countries of First World, as they call themselves, take a minimum of your example I am sure the world could better in a short term and not a risky place for living as it is actually.
Please keep on doing tirelessly your task, don’t faint, you are important!!
Lic. Rolando Cortés Vico M. Sc.
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Thomas R Carter
-- 2012/09/04(Tue) 21:00
My congratulations to JFS for completing 10 years. I am a regular reader and have recommended it to my friends as well as frequently sending excerpts from your pages to those with an interest in the environment. All of you who are involved deserve enormous credit not only for the important role you play, but for your tenacity and persistence in bringing out such an informative newsletter with such regularity and with such excellent content.
-- 2012/09/02(Sun) 04:55
Thank you for keeping the global community informed about contributions from Japan towards a brighter, sustainable future. I hope that you will continue to inspire us to co-operate and to keep on thinking about solutions to our environmental problems. Your work is of inestimable value, since it greatly increases the chances of a peaceful future for our planet.
-- 2012/09/01(Sat) 18:25
If what I've read is accurate, in 500 mililon years the Sun will have warmed enough that the inner boundary of the habitable zone will move out past Earth, which will then be uninhabitable.So, a lot sooner than 10 Billion years.And then there are the extinction level impact events, which will likely have occurred more than once in 500 mililon years.Expand off of Earth, or die.
Rene van Essen- director
-- 2012/08/31(Fri) 03:18
The Suriname Trade and Industry Association, Paramaribo, congratulates JFS with ten years of outstanding performance of its newsline for sustainability.
Your work is very much appreciated and of great value for the latest developments to preserve mother earth.
Om Prakash Sharma
-- 2012/08/30(Thu) 20:55
Congratulations! It is very useful. interesting newsletter which showcases the leadership which Japan displays in every field with responsibilty towars mankind.please keep it up.
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 20:12
Wish you all the best for many and many years.
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 16:03
Congratulation for the 10th Anniversary. I am very glad and very satisfy to receive JFS news. It is very useful and be educated by the information. Every one should help to keep this world sustainability.
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 14:29
A very useful initiative, very informative and at times, a source of eye-opening developments in Japan.
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 14:15
congratulationfor the JFS team! I've been subscribedfor many years and applaud all the resourceful sustainability projects. Your efforts are an example for many other countries! I have shared articles with science colleagues here in Iran in the hope that similar sustainability activities will be followed on a great scale. I hope that in the next ten years JFS will be known and acknowledged over the globe. Thanks for your good activities .
Rene G. Ortiz, former Secretary General of OPEC
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 12:23
Voluntary CERTIFICATION of responsible oil & Gas production along with BEST PRACTICES is INEVITABLE. World civil society will - little by little - demand from the extracting industries their own commitment beyond law & regulations and that is BEST PRACTICES.
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 11:36
After 3/11 and based on an Eco concept we try to rebuild a children home in Ichinoseki and reading through your interesting short notes and articles helps us to be encouraged to do more on the sustainability issue here in this country.
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 08:27
I'm always pleased to recieve your interesting newsletter which showcases the leadership which Japan shows in the interest of Sustainability. Keep up the good reporting!
Terry Penney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Principal Laboratory Program Manager
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
-- 2012/08/29(Wed) 01:17
Although the Czech Republic seems far from Japan, watching JFS is for us not only interesting but also useful. Thank you!
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 23:24
My congratulations and lots of praise for the JFS team! I've been subscribed to your newsletter for many years and applaud all the resourceful sustainability projects. Your efforts are an example for many other countries! I have shared articles with science colleagues here in Western Europe in the hope that similar sustainability activities will be followed on a great scale. I hope that in the next ten years JFS will be widely known and acknowledged over the globe. Thank you so much for your caring work!
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 22:46
For ten years, JFS has been an essential -- and inspiring -- window onto the world of sustainability in Japan. JFS seems so obvious now, like part of the "furniture" in the global house of sustainability. But I know that it has required extraordinary dedication to start it, maintain it, and produce this newsletter, year after year ... I am so appreciative. My deepest congratulations!
Ana Proykova, Professor at the University of Sofia, a JSPS fellow at the University of Nagoya (year 2000)
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 22:45
Congratulations to JFS on its 10th Anniversary! This important milestone is a sign of your maturity and quality. You have become a symbol of excellence and sustainable improvement in providing valuable information.
I wish you many years of success,
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 20:10
Please kindly circulate this CFP to all in the network
International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Sustainable Development (ICCSR-GSD)
April, 8 – 10, 2013
Call for Papers
You are invited to participate in the International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Sustainable Development (ICCSR-GSD) that will be held at Sheraton, Lagos, Nigeria on April, 8 – 10, 2013. The Conference aims to bring together academia, research scholars, business entrepreneurs, practitioners, managers and policy makers responsible in delivering Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and Sustainable Development in order to achieve competitive advantage, best practice and cost savings in modern organizations such as governmental, private, industrial, business sectors and NGOs.
The conference will be held over Three days, with presentations delivered by researchers and practitioners from international, regional and national communities, including presentations from distinguished keynote speakers.
The papers presented will be included in the conference proceedings and all papers will be invited to form Special Issues of International Journals, and best papers invited to form book chapters.
The main topics for the Conference but not limited to:
Sustainable Electricity for Africa
Sustainable Business Development
Sustainable Accounting and Audit Practices
Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Corporate Leadership and Governance
Sustainable Healthcare Management Systems
Green Technology and Alternative Energy Systems
Sustainable Education Systems
Corporate E-Learning and Sustainability
Sustainable Energy Management
Corporate Sustainable Public Private Partnership
Sustainable Private Financial Initiatives
Sustainable Petroleum Strategy
Sustainable Economy and Collaboration
Sustainability, Internationalisation and Education
Green Agenda and Climate Change
Sustainable Agenda for Disable Persons
Sustainable ICT for Development
Governance, Leadership and Ethics
CSR and Financialisation
CSR and Industrialisation
CSR and Marketization
CSR and Social Media
Corporate Knowledge Management
Sustainable Project Management
Corporate Risk Management Insurance Issues
Ethics in Business
Sustainable Tourism Management and Transportation
Sustainable Technology Transfer and Global Economic Crisis
Sustainable Telecommunications Regulation
Poverty Eradication and E-learning
Sustainable Education and Economic Growth
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Authors are invited to submit Abstracts (300 words) or full papers with short biography (100 words) electronically in Word or PDF format via email to Ezendu Ariwa (email@example.com) or Conference Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10 October, 2012
General Chair, ICCSR-GSD, 2013
Chair, IEEE Consumer Electronics Chapter, UKRI
Chair, IEEE Broadcast Technology Chapter, UKRI
London Metropolitan University, UK
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 20:01
Thank You for useful information.
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 19:35
Sustainability is synonimus to Japan and Japan should lead Global development with human values
-- 2012/08/28(Tue) 10:22
Congratulations on Ten Years of Work Well Done!
It has been my pleasure to help correct JFS's newsletter articles, and I have learned a great deal in the process.
As former co-editor of "Japan Environment Monitor" (1991-2001), I am glad to see the news getting out in this way, and with the participation of so many wonderful Japanese young people intent on making this country more a part of the world.
Good luck, and keep up the good work!
-- 2012/08/26(Sun) 07:36
For the JFS's 10th Anniversary, Congratulation.
We are may remember this quote:
“Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”-John F. Kennedy
-- 2012/08/25(Sat) 07:45
Congratulations, JFS, on your 10th anniversary! You have been consistently positive and dependable in your regular reports about sustainability news from Japan. This has been a great service to the world. Please do continue!
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 22:46
Congratulations to JFS for sharing some of the many things that Japanese citizens are doing to minimize their impact on our environment. I have shared your link with many in the academic and environmental technology sectors as I find your information both technically valuable and personally motivating. Keep up the good work Japan and JFS. And, of course, deepest condolences for all those who were and continue to be so profoundly affected by the tsunamni.
Jose García Zanabria
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 22:42
I have found the regular bulletins from JFS extremely useful in finding out what is going on in Japan and others parts of the world. I visited Japan some years before I learnt its culture about disasters to prevent I wonder what to do to help my country againts earthquake. By the way, So Many congratulations to JFS on your 10th anniversary, and please keep up the good work.
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 22:13
I have found the regular bulletins from JFS extremely useful in finding out what is going on in Japan. I think they are inspriring in the level of detail and the fact that so much is happening in working towards a more sustainable way of living in Japan at NGO, corporate and state level.l
Mr. Jan Hearthstone
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 19:54
Preventing a Ton of Cure:
Disasters, be they natural or human made, do occur--they have been occurring all throughout human history, they occur nowadays; they are nothing new to us. They do not surprise us.
Sadly though, whenever a disaster causing human and material damages happens, we act very shocked and surprised, time after time again. I say "act", because we should not, really, act surprised each time a disaster causes life loss and damage, wherever this might happen in the world, because we know of the possibility of disasters happening just about at any place on Earth, and we can envision what damages might occur at those places at such times.
Common sense dictates that it would be much wiser to prevent and to mitigate any possible effects of any disaster before it happens! I am sure that the state of the art of our science is such that we already are aware of the inadequacy of our disaster preparedness--why don't we use our capabilities, our knowledge to be ready (better than we are now) in case of disasters, and more importantly--why don't we do everything humanly possible to prevent the terrible damages and life loss that happen every so often, before a disaster does happen?
All this that I write is very trite, but it is true--time after time again. We know that disasters do happen; we know very well what the aftermath of any potential disaster anywhere in the world could be, and yet--anytime a disaster strikes, we play the same game over and over again. We feel very sorry for the victims, we feed the huge relief industry with our money, and we are ready for the next round, without ever trying to address the problem at where it might be stemming from well enough to make a difference.
Wouldn't it be much more humane to become concerned before disasters happen, and feel compassion for our neighbors before something preventable happens and causes grief to them?
Here is what I would like to suggest:
Let us have a look all over the globe, and let us try to imagine what damages could happen should a disaster, natural or otherwise, happen there.
Let us do get prepared for any relief that might be necessary in the future for after any disaster might happen, but--let us also start suggesting what the optimal conditions at each potential disaster site would have to be to make damage and loss of life minimal, should a disaster happen there.
May all these suggestions be made "visible" in models that would be accessible to anyone on the Internet, or by using what-so-ever media available, and may all this be open to critique and input by anyone who might feel that they may have some ideas pertinent to the subject to offer.
It would not be realistic to expect that all of these suggestions of how the ideal situations in which as little damage and life loss would happen in case of disasters would be immediately followed up upon, but, all of these suggestions would be there to be implemented when possible. The models would be there for anyone to see where to put their efforts into before anything bad happens, rather than be ever so concerned after a disaster strikes.
The news that we hear on the radio on the TV, etc., after each disaster strikes are the wrong kind of news. What the news should be about every day, should be about how we are preventing the next disaster from happening! About what the potential dangers are where, and about what should be done so that the next disaster, should it happen, would cause as little damage as possible.
Thank you sincerely - Hearthstone - www.ModelEarth.Org .
Rob P. Kool
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 16:30
The number generator doesn't work, so I have to congratulate you with your anniversary in this way.
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 15:35
Many congratulations to JFS on your 10th anniversary, and please keep up the good work. I hope to attend your anniversary event in Tokyo.
The Japan Times
-- 2012/08/21(Tue) 13:38
Many thanks for your good job, I am an Iranian subscriber to JFS and I follow it.
I also want to thank you on behalf of all earthquake affected people in North western Iran for your condolescence message. Keep on doing your good job,