ACCJ The Journal - When Business Gives Back
Confab | CSR September 2013
WHEN BUSINESS GIVES BACK Here are the great causes that benefit from the millions of yen raised every year by ACCJ members and fundraisers, such as the ACCJ 2013 Tokyo Walkathon on September 21
Twenty years ago, the ACCJ did not have a structured or organized CSR program. Member companies and caring individuals donated time and funds to charities and organizations that they felt deserved a bit of a financial leg-up, but it was not a core tenet of the chamber.
On January 17, 1995, the magnitude 6.9 Great Hanshin Earthquake tore through the cities of Kobe and Osaka, killing more than 5,500 people. Members of the chamber swiftly stepped in to volunteer and provide more than ¥30 million to Kansai charities that were “under the radar.”
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