FIF’s activity and SDGs

Aiming to contribute to SDGs

Since its foundation in 2006, FIF has made social contributions through cooperating with various stakeholders. FIF aims to contribute towards SDGs, a set of shared goals by the international society, through different activities utilizing the knowhow and networks accumulated over the years.
By promoting activities towards four of the 17 goals and related targets, FIF has been contributing to the achievement of SDGs goals.

What is SDGs?

SDGs stands for Sustainable Development Goals, which is adopted in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, aiming for “No one is left behind” from the world. It consists of 17 goals with 169 targets, intended to be achieved by both developing and developed countries by 2030.
The 169 targets on this page are quoted from the following website.United Nations, “Take Action for the Sustainable Development Goals – United Nations Sustainable Development”. Retrieved September 6, 2021.


Quality Education

TARGET 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

It is vital for the future generation to find problems on their own and corporate with others to come up with solutions. Kids Innovation Lab provides programs that enable children from all over the country to take an early interest in IT and our society, and motivate them to think about their own future.
In 2023, FIF organized several events including an international goodwill event combining a handball session hosted by the players of Paris Saint German and a lecture hosted by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry In Japan. FIF also hosted a competitive programming contest called “HACK TO THE FUTURE 2024” aiming to discover individuals with high programming skills.


Achieving Gender Equality

TARGET 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decisionmaking in political, economic and public life

Developing female STEM talents is important for the sustainable development of the Japanese economy. In 2023, FIF invited female STEM talents working in companies and university laboratories, to host lectures targeted for female middle school students on the topic of career development. Due to the significant feedback received from participants and their parents, FIF has posted the messages given by the lecturers on the website. FIF will continue to support female students aiming for STEM field through hosting different types of events.


Industry, Innovation,
and Infrastructure

TARGET 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending

In Member Companies Lab, FIF provides opportunities for open innovation by regularly holding seminars and workshops for our member companies. Together with leaders of the next generation, members learn the trends in new technology and discuss it with other participants from different industries.
In 2023, FIF hosted the workshop in person after 4 years due to COVID-19. Several discussions were done on the topic of DX, human resources and organization. Kids Innovation Lab provided opportunities to talk with management level personnels and get hands-on experience on the latest technology. Such experiences allowed children to think about their future at an early age and develop skills to design the society on their own. By hosting such events, FIF has been rewarded for four years consecutively since 2019 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for providing hands-on experience opportunities for the youth to learn about the society.


Reduced Inequalities

TARGET 10.2 By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Since 2016, Kids Innovation Lab has provided opportunities to experience Para sports through an VR application developed by voluntary employees from the Future Corporation. FIF has provided learning opportunities to think about achieving an inclusive society through hosting events at elementary schools to experience VR blind soccer.


Partnerships for the Goals

TARGET 17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

The collaboration of different stakeholders such as companies, government and school are inevitable for running FIF. Member Companies Lab invites experts to regularly discuss about the cooperation between industry, government, academia and people. In 2023, Member Companies Lab hosted a seminar on the topic of DX and global expansion of food and food business. With the cooperation of other schools and companies, Kids Innovation Lab hosted several programs to provide hands-on learning opportunities for children.