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Rethinking corporate value with the Global KAITEKI Center

ASU Now | November 8, 2019

Yoshimitsu Kobayashi Chairman of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings CorporationYoshimitsu Kobayashi, Chairman of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, visited Arizona State University on Oct. 24 to kick off the Global KAITEKI Center's activities. This center is a partnership between ASU and the KAITEKI Institute, MCHC’s think tank and research institute. Kaiteki is “the sustainable well-being of people, society and planet Earth."

At the launch event, Kobayashi and ASU President Michael Crow shared their visions for a sustainable future, and the two organizations pledged to work together to advance these goals. In a new Q&A in ASU Now, Kobayashi explained how kaiteki became a driving principle for MCHC, how kaiteki can be applied in business management and why partnerships between industry and academia are essential to achieving this ambitious vision.

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Launching The Global KAITEKI Center at ASU

April 4, 2019

The Global KAITEKI Center officially kicked off on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 during a launch event at Arizona State University's Fulton Center. Below is a copy of the event's agenda, with links to two PowerPoint presentations made by Dr. George Stephanopoulos and Dr. Hideki Murayama.

The Global KAITEKI Center launch program

09:30 – 10:00 a.m. Coffee and continental breakfast

10:00 – 10:10 a.m. Welcome and introduction to The Global KAITEKI Center by Dr. George Stephanopoulos, Founding Director of the new Center

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ASU partners with Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings to initiate Global KAITEKI Center

View Source | April 1, 2019

hand reaching out to touch digital globeA unique center officially opens on April 3 at Arizona State University, housed within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.

The Global KAITEKI Center is funded by Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) and its group’s think tank and research institute, the KAITEKI Institute, and led by Professor George Stephanopoulos, who holds joint positions in the School of Molecular Sciences and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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