Free Webinar by Junko Edahiro (Professor, Shizenkan University)
Friday, July 10, 19:00 – 21:00
Prof. Junko Edahiro
Systems Thinking and the Sustainability Challenge
Research Seminar for Individual Projects (Social Entrepreneurship & Regional
Junko Edahiro obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from The University of Tokyo. Still active today as an environmental journalist, she is committed to communication and networking through lecturing, publishing, consulting and translating on the environment, all with the aim of causing behavioral change among people and building effective systems for a sustainable society. To comprehensively study the relationship among happiness, economy, and society and work on these themes, she holds workshops on happiness and sustainability.
She organizes a website “e’s Future Co-Creation Forum” to co-create new value from finding relationships among factors within a problem. In 2011, she founded the Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES) to rethink on the relationship among happiness, economy, and society and explore better systems and indicators. She contributes to co-creation of happy and resilient future through human connections and dialogue.
She creates opportunities and places to build consensus among stakeholders utilizing the Systems Thinking or Scenario Planning model. She acts as a facilitator for companies and local governments. And as an advisor, she is also involved in regional revitalization to depict a more desirable future with projects to rebuild the local economy.
The books she has translated include An Inconvenient Truth, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis and An Inconvenient Sequel by Al Gore;
Limits to Growth: The 30-year Update;
Beyond ‘Eco’ – How to Make a Happy Future;
From Pursuit of GDP Growth to Creation of Happiness based on Life Beyond Growth;
Thinking in Systems;
The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organizationand;
World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.
A most successful career woman by Nikkei Career Women magazine in 2004.