The “Hitachi Social Innovation Forum (HSIF) 2021 JAPAN,” hosted by Hitachi, was held online from October 11 to 15. HSIF is the largest event held by the Hitachi Group, and its mandate is to introduce initiatives for thinking about and solving climate change and other challenges currently facing the world.

On the first day, October 11, a lecture was held as a highlight session with the topic of tackling climate change, and, as a prelude to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which is to be held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, President of COP26 Alok Sharma spoke at this session. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, he stated: “We need the energy and the innovation of business on our side.”

Alistair Dormer, the executive vice president and chief environmental officer of Hitachi Ltd., spoke on behalf of Hitachi, a principal partner of COP26, expressing his resolve: “As a climate change innovator, we believe Hitachi needs to lead by example.”

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