Australia-Japan Society of NSW
David is well-known for his leadership in sustainability in Australia, as is Konica Minolta worldwide. The Australian branch of this Japanese business systems and healthcare imaging products company was the first technology company to join the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia in 2016. Under David, Konica Minolta has focused on implementing ethical supply chains and raised the issue of modern slavery, becoming a champion of the Modern Slavery Act which was introduced into Parliament on 28th June 2018.
David will discuss the new model of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and its benefits for companies in any industry.
Networking drinks and snacks will follow the talk.
Dr. David Cooke, Chair and Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia
David was appointed as the first non-Japanese Managing Director of Konica Minolta in Australia in 2013. The company is a global firm operating in the technology sector. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers & Leaders and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a non-executive director of UN Global Compact Network Australia and Cambodian based anti-human trafficking organisation Together 1 Heart.
He completed his doctorate in 2008. David’s dissertation was titled “Building Social Capital though Corporate Social Investment” which dealt with the role of profit–making corporations in furthering the work of the NGO sector. His work was awarded the Globally Responsible Leadership award for Social Impact in 2011 and in 2014 he was awarded the Top Alumnus of the last 20 years by the Southern Cross University Business School.
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The Australia-Japan Society of NSW Incorporated (AJS-NSW) aims to bring together Australian and Japanese people living in NSW to explore mutual interests.
AJS-NSW holds regular business, social and cultural functions, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Tomodachi.
PO Box R937, Royal Exchange NSW 1225
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