We envision a world where the seas around us are teeming with life, creating a world with hopes for a bright future where everyone working with the sea is wreathed in smiles and positive energy. We believe that the first key point is Japan’s buying power as the world’s leading seafood market.
Increased demand for sustainable and responsible seafood from major distributors in Japan will lead to collaboration among international seafood companies headquartered here to pursue environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the domestic and international supply chains. This is Market Transformation, the first business area for Seafood Legacy.
The strong boost to growing the scale of ESG investment and financing in the seafood industry will encourage more corporations to pursue environmental sustainability and social responsibility. These efforts will accelerate reforms to the seafood business model. The foundation for this is Finance Engagement, the second business area for Seafood Legacy.
The trend toward reforms will also enter the mainstream through regulatory reform and policy implementation by governments and international organizations, building a society where decision makers are recognized for meeting their responsibilities to the next generation. This is Policy Reform, the third business area for Seafood Legacy.
One of the key business areas for Seafood Legacy is to weave together multiple initiatives that emerge from seafood businesses, investment and financing, and management, and stitch them into a movement. By making these developments and relationships visible, we create mechanisms that allow more stakeholders to participate. We organize the annual Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit (TSSS) on sustainable and responsible seafood, which has grown into one of the largest events in Asia. We also operate the online Seafood Legacy Times, which introduces the ocean innovators shaping the future of sustainable seafood.
We strongly believe that one day Japan will also be able to celebrate its achievements in the pursuit of environmental sustainability and social responsibility in the seafood industry together with all stakeholders because more than any other country, Japan has always had a close relationship with the ocean.
As a social venture, Seafood Legacy is committed to doing all we can to support diverse stakeholders who are serious about their responsibilities to future generations. We will contribute to a sustainable and healthy ocean by learning from examples in other countries while formulating solutions that are appropriate for Japan.