Business of Hope and Sustainability
The world is undergoing major changes toward the achievement of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) by 2030 and the creation of a sustainable future beyond that. Sustainability initiatives are no longer an obligation for companies and organizations, but an exciting theme that enhances corporate strength and creates new business opportunities. One Planet Cafe Inc. has many years of sustainability experience and operates in Japan, Sweden and Africa. Based on sustainability principles and Swedish success stories, we support hopeful sustainable businesses that can connect with the world's people and creatures with the planet's worth of resources. In 2016, we obtained Fairtrade Certification (WFTO), and in 2020, we were recognized as one of the 15 companies that are working on SDGs by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
We are engaged in three businesses.
Lectures, Training, Hands-on
In order to deepen understanding of the rules (principles) that are the essence of sustainability, students will acquire the ability to apply and take action. Lectures and training by globally active lecturers cover topics such as basic understanding of SDGs and sustainability, introduction of new businesses and innovations that grow from the perspective of sustainability, and secrets of initiatives that produce results. We will also introduce many specific initiatives of Sweden, which leads the world.View more
"It will be one of the most important journeys in life!" (one participant's words) This is an inspection program where you can feel and experience sustainability firsthand. The sites of the visit were Sweden, which ranked first in the world in the SDGs international ranking for three consecutive years, and Zambia, where biodiversity and the real Africa is present.View more
Changing the world with a piece of paper? While solving poverty problems in Africa, we will protect the endangered elephant and protect the forests. We are making paper that creates new value for the environment and society. Beautiful banana paper, created in collaboration with Japan's historic washi culture, is the first Fairtrade certified paper in Japan. In Zambia, Africa, we have green factories that utilize solar power and other technologies.View more
SDGs 169 Targets
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to solve major environmental, social, and economic issues and realize a sustainable society by 2030. There are 17 goals and 169 detailed goals called "targets". View more
日本では、誰しも一度は聞いたことがある「SDGs」。 特にビジネス界では、胸元にSDGsウィールのバッジをつけている人も多く見られるようになりました。 ただ同時に、毎年出ているSDGs国際ランキングでは、日本は2022年で19位と、少しずつ順位が下がってきており、実際のSDGsに向けた進捗状況はよいとは言えないのも事実です。（SDG Index 2022…
(English below) ザンビアでのサステナビリティ視察ツアーを3年ぶりに再開します。 この視察に込める思いは、「今こそアフリカ」。 ここ3年、世界は皮肉にも感染症というものを通じて、世界のあらゆるところがつながっていることを感じました。 そして、世界共通の課題として、この解決に取り組んだ時間にもなりました。 日本も徐々に国が開き、海外…
Imagine a "compass" towards Sustainability! (English below) 気候変動、資源枯渇、廃棄物、生物多様性の減少など、環境問題は多様で、多岐に渡り、どう解決していけば良いか迷ってしまうこともあります。 そういった環境問題を解決するための「魔法の鍵」を何らかの方法で見つけたとしたら、どうでしょう。 …