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Salon de Paris Club “Human Rights Due Diligence : A Rising Trend in Corporate Risk Management”

Corporations are coming under growing pressure from policymakers, investors and consumers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable and responsible business practices, meaning ones that are respectful not only of the environment but also of human rights. Compliance with laws and regulations are necessary in that regards, but it is not sufficient anymore to protect corporations from reputational risks.

Human rights due diligence is a corporate risk management framework formalized in 2011 by the United Nations’ Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. This framework has gained in prominence in recent years, including in Japan where the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry issued in 2022 Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains, while in the European Union a Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive is under discussion.

What are international standards and best practices in terms of respect of human rights by corporations? How can corporations identify, prevent and mitigate human rights risks in their own operations as well as in their upstream and downstream supply chains ?

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15e Salon de Paris Club Lecture by Yukio KORIYAMA, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique “Does majority rule bring happiness to the society? – An overview of the theory of collective decision-making that prevents the tyranny of the majority”」

How should democratic decisions be made in the society? The answer to this question is not obvious, despite the discussions provided by the great philosophers of human history. While many people mistakenly recognize majority rule as a constitutive element of democracy, great thinkers such as Rousseau, Condorcet, the founding Fathers of the United States, Tocqueville and Rawls have developed arguments concerning democratic decision-making and institutional design, in which majority rule is not a necessary condition for democracy.

In this talk, we discuss the scientific methods used in collective decision-making theory. Various ideas have been developed through theoretical and empirical analysis, supported by recent advances in game theory, social choice theory, behavioral economics, experimental economics and institutional design theory. EBPM (Evidence-Based Policy Making) is a method developed in this context and known to have desirable properties in scientific decision-making, providing insights into a wide range of collective decisions, from small-scale everyday decisions to large-scale societal decisions, such as elections.

At the same time, we know from our practical experiences that there are plenty of situations in which it is impossible to make sensible decisions based solely on theories and numbers. Until recently, scientific analysis has struggled to take into account the human aspects of decision-making, such as psychological biases, fairness considerations and feelings of persuasion. We discuss desirable properties of collective decision-making that capture the human aspects of individual behavior, using the latest findings from scientific research.

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Suite à la “Table ronde sur le thermalisme français-japonais” au sein de Vichy-Japon (1er juillet – 31 octobre 2021), considérons les échanges du thermalisme français-japonais vers une société hyper-vieillissante

©Chaine Thermale de soleil

©Chaine Thermale de soleil

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11 e « Salon de Paris Club » « Target– Enjoy working, hint from Kyudo? »

At the next Salon de Paris Club, we will have the pleasure to welcome Mr Jérôme Chouchan, president of Godiva Japan and also president of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
He will talk about on the topic «Target – enjoy working, hint from Kyudo? ».

President Chouchan says that he met many people in Japan, had various relationships, and suggested that the traditional Japanese way of thinking, especially Kyudo (Japanese archery, which he started at the age of 29) brought great wisdom in his life and business.
Godiva, a long-established chocolatier in Belgium, this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its expansion into Japan, so it will be a precious opportunity to hear stories and tips that will help improve yourself, make your life more fun and fulfilling and how to enjoy working.
We look forward to your participation.

(Please note that we may thoroughly grasp corona infection trends in the future and postpone the event depending on the situation.)

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L’avenir de la gastronomie : Post-Covid-19, nouvelle économie et nouveau paradigme vus à travers la gastronomie

La culture et l’industrie gastronomiques japonaises et françaises sont très appréciées dans le monde entier. Dans ce séminaire, nous invitons des meilleurs chefs japonais ayant travaillé en France, au Japon, aux États-Unis, et ainsi qu’un des leaders dans la gestion de restauration en Thaïlande.
A travers leurs expériences, ils voient le monde entier et ils parleront de l’avenir de la gastronomie, de l’environnement, de la nature, des échanges et des contributions internationales, de l’économie, de l’après-corona, et sur bien d’autres sujets.

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