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Register Now! – Open Sessions at Global Pro Bono Summit TOKYO 202304/11/2023

In the time of Global Pro Bono Summit TOKYO 2023, there take place four open-to-public sessions, where Global Pro Bono Network Member will share their stories and experiences followed by Q&A opportunities with audience.  For those who are interested in learning anything about pro bono, don’t miss the chance to listen and talk with them in person.

Mostly the session will be led in English.  Japanese consecutive interpretation will be followed.  Corporate Seminar is online and you can access from anywhere, whereas the other programs are offline only.

Please have a look at the below description of each sessions.  If any slots interested you, please go ahead for registration.


[Corporate Seminar]

The Latest Landscape of Corporate Pro Bono across the Globe

November 30th, Thu. 13:30-16:00 JST (4:30-7:00 GMT)

[ Zoom Meeting ]

This is a compact “all-in-one” session to overview the current situation of corporate pro bono across the globe within just 2.5 hours.

It will be an inspiring session for corporate officers to bear ideas of new pro bono programs by learning what has been done, understanding the value for their strategy, and knowing prominent examples of pro bono in various countries and industries.



Opening remark

Society5.0 and Corporate Citizenship in Japan

Michiko Ikeda (Keidanren – Japan Business Federation)

Keynote – 1

How can corporations utilize pro bono to increase their value?

Markus Hipp (BMW Foundation)

Keynote – 2

Overview of Corporate Pro Bono – Various Models and Methodologies for Installing Pro Bono in Corporate Cultures

Lindsay Firestone Gruber (Taproot Foundation) [Recorded]


Corporate Pro Bono Standard – An easy-to-start guide for the first step of pro bono program

Jumana Jamal (Ghadan Foundation)



Case study – 1

Commitment to “Quality Education” through 100SEED

Miyuki Egusa (Sumitomo Corporation)

Case study – 2

Designing and Implementing Multi-national Pro Bono and Volunteer Actions

Maria Carracedo (Pro Bono Lab)

Case study – 3

Accelerated Engagement of Pro Bono by Chinese Corporations

Jing Li (Beijing Pro Bono Foundation)

Case study – 4

Pro Bono Programs for Multiple Levels of Corporation in India – Junior, Middle and Executives

Shalabh Sahai (iVolunteer)



Register now – Registration Form


[Government & Intermediaries Seminar]

Diversified Government Partnership, Enhanced Beneficiaries Capacity Building

December 1st, Fri. 13:00-14:45 JST

Venue: Shibuya Commerce and Industry Hall (Shibuya, Tokyo)



Government Collaboration

How can pro bono intermediaries and government sectors set the common goals to set up partnership?

Keng Hwee Yap (Empact)

Frederick Sadia (VIO Society)

Ikuma Saga (Service Grant Japan)



Evolution in Beneficiaries Capacity Building Methods

With the rise of digital technology, new methods of training and creating impact have come to the fore. This session will focus on sharing effective guides and case studies on how new training methods can maximize the impact of social impact organizations.

Vicente Gerlach (Fundacion Trascender)

Michael Tse & Jean Lau (Asian Charity Services)

Jia-Chuan Kwok (Conjunct Consulting)



Register now – Registration Form


[Exchange & Networking]

Pro Bono Place Global

December 1st, Fri. 18:30-21:00 JST

Venue: BPM Tokyo (Ikejiri Ohashi, Tokyo)

Fee: JPY 5,000.-

This session is a massive exchange opportunity for GPBN Members and local pro bono intermediaries, pro bono workers and beneficiaries.  Starting with shared stories by a few Members, everyone will share stories and thoughts on their pro bono experience etc. in small groups.  Food and drinks will be served.

To register, please go to Peatix Web Page


[Future Sessions]

Innovation for Future with Pro Bono

December 2nd, Sat. 13:00-18:00 JST

Venue: Meiji Gakuin University (Shirokane, Tokyo)

This session will focus on innovative pro bono models to invest for future society.  How pro bono can be utilized for youth empowerment?  How pro bono can be installed in education?  How pro bono can contribute to climate change?  Each presenters may pitch frontier ideas and challenges to impact the society.  We shall start discussion to explore the possibilities for cross-sector collaboration in future.


Presenters / Topic owners

Plenary Session

Flash presentations by topic owners of following breakout sessions

All topic owners

Breakout Sessions (1st half)


Breakout Session 1-A

Empowering Youth by Pro Bono in Europe – BEESE and APTE program in EU, university collaboration in France, etc.

Maria Carracedo (Pro Bono Lab)

Andrea Sanchez Angulo (Work for Social)

Breakout Session 1-B

Empowering Youth Through Pro Bono – New Challenges, New Opportunities.

Ada Chirapaisarnkul (Thai Young Philanthropist Network)

Jia Chuan Kwok (Conjunct Consulting)

Breakout Sessions (2nd half)


Breakout Session 2-A

Empowering Youth by Pro Bono in China – Creating a Global Network of Pro bono + Education for Youth and International Exchange.

Yuqin Jiang (Beijing Pro Bono Foundation)

Breakout Session 2-B

Power of Social Research – Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Social Sciences and Pro Bono.

Hideki Ishihara & Midori Sakaguchi (Meiji Gakuin University)

Ikuma Saga (Service Grant Japan)



Register now – Registration Form



If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to contact Service Grant Japan, the host of GPBS TOKYO 2023.