WHAT IS SIMI?
The Social Impact Management Initiative (SIMI) is a collaborative effort of diverse stakeholders in Japan, including nonprofits and businesses, funders and funding intermediaries, government agencies, intermediary support organizations and think tanks, evaluators and researchers. Through this multi-sector initiative, SIMI promotes social impact management throughout Japan. As of January 2021 about 160 member organizations and individuals made up SIMI. SIMI was established in 2016 to promote social impact measurement in Japan.
In recent years, in the United States and Europe, where social impact measurement is strongly promoted, the focus has shifted to not only to measuring impacts but also to conducting impact-focused management. SIMI has realized that measuring and evaluating social impact is important, but not sufficient by itself. It is imperative to strengthen the social impact focus of society as a whole and to spread the social impact management practices throughout the world.
Based on this understanding, in January 2019 SIMI changed its name from Social Impact Measurement Initiative to Social Impact Management Initiative. In October 2020, SIMI was reorganized into a General Incorporated Foundation.
We envision a society where social impact management is practiced by a broad range of stakeholders to solve social issues and create social value.
We promote social impact management for all types of organizations and provide a platform that accelerates co-creation of impact through participation and collaboration across organizations, industries and fields of activity.
Vice-chair of Executive Committee, Social Innovation and Investment Foundation
Director, Seibu Railway Co., Ltd., Director, Prince Hotels, Inc.
Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University
Professor, Department of Business Management, Faculty of Economics, Takasaki City University of Economics
Chair, The Japan Association of Charitable Organizations
Founder, Shibusawa and Company, Inc. , Chairman, Commons Asset Management
Lawyer and Founder,
Onizawa Law Office
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Co-CEO, Blue Mable Japan, Inc.(President)
Executive Director, Social Value Japan (Executive Director)
Executive Director, Japan Fundraising Association (Executive Director)
Founder, Stem for Leaves
Engaged Members and Supporting Members
Organizations and individuals from various sectors join SIMI as engaging members or supporting members. As of January 2021 about 160 member organizations and individuals made up SIMI.