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Kanji Tanimoto
Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University
Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University

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Kanji Tanimoto is Professor of Business and Society at School of Commerce, Waseda University, Tokyo Japan. He is Emeritus Professor of Hitotsubashi University. He recently was Visiting Professor at Free University of Berlin, Cologne Business School, National Taipei University and Parahyangan Catholic University. Prior to joining Waseda, he was Professor at the Graduate School of Commerce, Hitotsubashi University. He received his doctorate in business administration from Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University. His research interests include the relationship between business and society, corporate social responsibility, social business, and social innovation. He has published numerous books and papers in these research areas. He is Founder and former President of an academy: Japan Forum of Business and Society. He is an editorial member of some international journals, such as Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society. He has been consulting and providing advice to leading Japanese companies on CSR management over the last 20 years, and has engaged some government committees on business & society and social business. He also serves on board and committee of some NGOs. His personal website: https://tanimoto-office.jp and email address: k.tanimoto@waseda.jp
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●Present position:
Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University (2012-present)
Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University (2019-)
Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University (2000– 2011)
Professor, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University (1997– 2011)

●Visiting positions:
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan(2022)
Visiting Professor (Online), Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia (2022)
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2021) 【Postponed】
Visiting Professor (Online), Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia (2021)
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2020) 【Postponed】
Visiting Professor, Trisakti University, Indonesia (2020) 【Postponed】
Visiting Professor, Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia (2020)
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2019)
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2018)
Visiting Professoriate Fellow, Durham University St. Chads College, UK (2018)
Visiting Professor, Cologne Business School, Germany (2017-2018)
Visiting Lecturer, Hamburg School of Business Administration, Germany (2017)
Visiting Professor, Free University of Berlin, Germany (2017)
Visiting Professor, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2016)
Visiting Scholar, Massey University, NZ (2015)
Visiting Scholar, National Taipei University, Taiwan (2015)
Visiting Professor, Free University of Berlin, Germany (2010 and 2014)
Visitng Scholar, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden (2004)

●Degree:
PhD in Business Administration
・Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan,(1981-1984).
Master of Business Administration
・Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan,(1979-1981).
Bachelor of Business Administration
・Faculty of Business Administration, Osaka City University, Japan,(1974-1979).

●Research Interests:
Business and Society, CSR/Sustainability Management, Social/Sustainability Innovation, Responsible Investment, Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives, SDGs, Business and Politics.

●Academic Activity:
・Japan Forum of Business and Society, Board Member (President, 2011-2021)
・International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility, Academic Committee (2010-2018)
・Global Corporate Governance Institute, Academic Advisory Committee (2015-)
・5th Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research, Scientific Committee (2019)
・2019 Conference on Ethics and Sustainable Development, Co-Chair (2019)
・The Japan Association for Social and Economic Systems Studies, Board Member (President, 2009-2013)

・Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Advisor (2021-)

●Journal Editorial Service:
Corporate Governance: The international journal of business in society, Associate Editor (2015-)
Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Editorial Advisory Board (2014-)
International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility, Editorial Board (2016-)
Journal of Business Administration, Editorial Board (2020-)
Annals of Japan Forum of Business and Society, Editorial Board (2011-)
The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Special Issue: Japanese Approaches to CSR, Issue 56, 2014, Guest Editor (2014)
Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Special Issue: Linkages and Complementarities between Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Vol.12, Issue 3, 2021, Co-Guest Editor (2021) (pdf)
・The Springer Book Series: Responsible Leadership and Sustainable Management, Editorial Board (2022-)

●Social Activity:
He has served as Council and Committee of METI, MHLW, MOE, MLIT and CAO.
He was Representative Director(2005-2009)/Special Advisor(2009-2011) of Social Innovation Japan(NPO).
He has provided third-party opinions on CSR reports of and consultings to several dozen of Japanese listed-companies.
He is also Councilor of Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Company.

●Tanimoto Office:
https://tanimoto-office.jp/

●Teaching
<Current>
Advanced Business and Society (Graduate School) 
Business and Society (Undergraduate School)
<Previous>
Advanced Corporate Society, Advanced Non-Profit Organization(Graduate School) 
Corporate Society, International Comparative Management, Corporate and Market(Undergraduate School)