Lecture 47 / Sep. 15, 2016
Director of Kamakura Investment Management Co., Ltd.
Companies needed in the future
Mr. Arai founded Kamakura Investment Management in 2008 with the motto “Let’s make more excellent companies,” and has since been seeking out excellent companies as Kamakura’s Chief Investment Officer. Besides running his own business, he serves as a member of the selection committee for the selection of “Omotenashi Management” companies chosen by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and has studied many companies of different sizes and industries. He will discuss why societal changes now demand that companies are both profitable and socially responsible, what are the common qualities of “excellent companies,” and what kinds of companies are needed in the future.