Beyond the Border,
Create the Future


Social Business Creating Workshop

Creating business plans with NGOs/Social Enterprise to
address social issues

Social Business Creating WorkshopOur workshop is a 3-day program over 2-3 months for corporate employees to address specific social issues with NGOs/Social Enterprise leaders by creating business models as solutions. Participants understand the importance of making social impact through the process.

The program begins with a NGOs/Social Enterprise leader providing information on their activities and the specific social issues they address. Then participants work in teams to generate business ideas. At the second and final session, they present their proposals and gain feedbacks from the NGOs/Social Enterprise leader, and the corporate executives for the possibility of turning them into actual business.
Program Flow

Workshop Projects in 5 Years
Fiscal Year Number of Projects Number of Participants
2011 2 31
2012 4 61
2013 4 56
2014 6 98
2015 5 83
Total 21 328

Case Examples of Past Workshop
Name of Corporate Number of
Duration Area of Focus Topic Partner
Benesse Corporation 14 3months Rural Indonesia Education Social Enterprise
Hitachi Solutions 15 3months India Livelihood Social Enterprise
Fujitsu 7 2months Myanmar Education NGO
Panasonic Corporation 11 3months Kenya Environment,
Social Enterprise
Toyota Motor Corporation 11 1day Indonesia Mobility Social Enterprise
Recruit Career 15 3months Rural Japan Depopulation NGO
Case Story