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.

GOAL9

Industry, Innovation,
and Infrastructure

 In Member Companies Lab, programs provided for FIF member companies, FIF provides opportunities for open innovation by regularly holding seminars and workshops for our member companies together with leaders of the next generation to learn the trends in new technology and discuss it with other participants who are from different industries.
 Member Companies Lab offers “FUTURE INSIGHT SEMINAR” held online to discuss the ideal way of business and the promotion of digital transformation to respond to the societal digitalization accelerated by the COVID-19.
 In Kids Innovation Lab, programs aimed towards children, FIF implements various programs such as getting children more interested about the society by developing experiences and fostering an innovative mindset through exposure to new technology. Thanks to Kids Innovation Lab activities, Future Corporation, the company running FIF, received the Awards as “a company providing hands-on activities for children” by MEXT in 2019 and 2020.

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
GOAL4

Quality Education

 Kids Innovation Lab offers programs such as “Logistics Frontline” - a work experience program incorporating dialog between children and executives, “Learn How AI Works” - a program where children can learn the principal of AI, and much more, programs in which children have little chance to experience at school or at home. These programs enable children from all over the country to take an early interest in IT and our society, motivating them to think about their own future.
 FIF also invited children under 18 from all over the country to the final round of the competitive programming competition, “HACK TO THE FUTURE for Youth”, which took place in Tokyo. The children seldom have chances to meet up with other young programmers, gave them valuable experiences by interacting with each other in the competition.

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
GOAL10

Reduced Inequalities

 One of the Kids Innovation Lab programs, “Experience the World of Para Sports with VR” is a school visit program where participants can experience blind soccer using a VR application developed by Future Corporation, the company running FIF. This program was aimed for the participants to experience how physically challenged people play para-sports.
 Furthermore, programs such as “Sports Ideathon” and “Sports Hackathon” provided opportunities for participant to utilize IT, devise and pitch their unique ideas to boost Para Sports while learning the realization of a symbiotic society.

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
GOAL17

Partnerships for the Goals

 It is necessary for the FIF's activities to get cooperation from various stakeholders such as companies, governments, schools and NGOs. The 'Social program' of Kids Innovation Lab programs offers work experience at worksites and an excursion to facilities children can seldom go into. Also, in 'Seminar/Workshop' for member companies, FIF invites lecturers and panelists from around the industry, government and academia to discuss on how industry-government-academia cooperation and partnership should take shape.

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

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, from
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/