Helping humanity solve its main survival challenges
in one generation (2020-2050)

4Revs (= 4 Revolutions) is a platform run by Nelis, a non-profit organization that supports sustainability innovation (see below) by connecting young social entrepreneurs, social innovators, and sustainability practitioners with corporations and public organizations around the world to address the "four survival challenges" facing humanity (see below).

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ActivitiesActivities of 4Revs (4 Revolutions)

GREEN STREAM

Open to all corporate participants
Some content (webinars) for general employees and executives

Research Gatherings + information access + staff training

Information content (on IT platform)

  • 4Revs Cases
  • 4Revs Intelligence Information
  • 4Revs Investment Related Information
    1. 1. Venture introductions
    2. 2. New Investment Funds

Research Groups

  • Four thematic research gatherings a year
    (The first meeting (May) also serves as a kick-off meeting)

Global Summit

  • Held around end of October (in person or online)

Education for general employees

  • Twice a year: Sustainability Trend Webinars
  • Pillar sponsors only (with executive-level programs)

BLUE STREAM

Courses selected by corporate ambassadors who wish to focus specifically on capacity building

Sustainability Intrapreneur’s Course

Annual curriculum from June to February

  • Presentation of the annual course outline (business school style)
  • Clarification of learning objectives (individual)
  • Social (sustainability) intrapreneurship content + inspiration from young social entrepreneurs appearing at Next Leaders University (NLU)
  • Complete an individual intrapreneurship compass and submit it to your supervisor
  • Books (purchased by each individual) + related explanatory videos (2, free of charge)

RED STREAM

Courses selected by corporate ambassadors who wish to focus on business development, business co-creation, and open innovation with other companies.

JCSP-Japan Circular Society Platform

Co-creation program from June to March

  • Subcommittee activities led by corporate ambassadors
  • Utilization of the Sustainable Innovation Canvas from the first session (facilitated annually by mct)
  • Verification of business concepts and business plans among participating companies throughout the year
  • Exercise in "creating business opportunities from social issues" through two business development lean sprints
  • Final presentation at the annual report meeting (March 2023)

BLUE STREAM

Sustainability Intrapreneur Development Course

This course is especially chosen by ambassadors who want to focus on "capacity building". In this 8-month course, participants will hone their practical skills as intrapreneurs who can transform social issues into corporate value. In the style of a business school, the course follows a clear course outline and is taught as an annual curriculum.

BLUE STREAM
Early June 105 minutes Introduction: Curriculum explanation
About the Personal Goal Sheet
Explanation of how to use NLU Micro Training
Early July 105 min Learn about the Intrapreneurial Compass in its entirety
Late July 90 min NLU Webinar (live)
Young Social Innovators Speakers
Late September 105 minutes Review the NLU microtraining sessions viewed up to that point and learn more about the upper parts (4 aspects) of the intrapreneurial compass
Mid-November 90 min NLU Webinar (live)
Young Social Innovators live online
Mid-December 105 minutes Review the NLU microtrainings you have viewed up to that point and learn more about the upper parts (4 aspects) of the Intrapreneur’s Compass
Early February 120 minutes Each participant will share the Intrapreneur’s Compass
with the group + learn about the Personal Goal Sheet

Next Leaders University

Next Leaders University (video content)
Learning from the Practices of Young Social Innovators from Around the World

イントラプレナー・コンパス活用

Intrapreneur’s Compass
Clarify future actions for each participant

RED STREAM

JCSP Business Co-Creation Program- Japan Circular Society Platform-

Ambassadors who wish to focus on "business co-creation and business creation" can choose this course. In this course, over a period of 9 months, the ambassadors will work with other corporate participants to jointly develop business concepts and plans, while receiving information from the 4Revs and input from the research team (facilitated by mct and led by the corporate members themselves). Business development lean sprints are held twice a year.

RED STREAM
Mid-June TBD Introduction: Explanation of annual program
Explanation of frames (canvas, etc.)
Team set-up
June-July Subcommittee activities
End of July 180-240 min Business development lean sprint #1 with mct
Utilizing Sustainable Innovation Canvas
August-September Subcommittee activities
Early September TBD Joint session with mct (all subcommittees jointly)
September - November Subcommittee activities
Early November TBD Joint session with mct (all subcommittees jointly)
Late November 240 minutes Interim presentation at Research Gathering #3
September-November Subcommittee activities
End of Jan 180-240 min Business Development Lean Sprint with mct #2
Utilizing Sustainable Innovation Canvas
January - February subcommittees activities
Late February TBD Joint session with mct (all subcommittees jointly)
Mid-March 105 min Final presentation at the final report session

4Revsテーマに関する共創セッション

Corporate member-led subcommittee activities
Co-creation session on 4Revs theme

Social Innovation Design Canvas

Sustainable Innovation Canvas, a unique business creation canvas, is used as a frame for discussions
Discussions were repeated and crystallized using our unique Sustainable Innovation Canvas

IT platform <Community Page> with all 4Revs related information

4Revs content, schedule, and related material is accessible through a proprietary IT platform built in cooperation with Salesforce.com. The IT platform will be accessible only to corporate participants and researchers with 4Revs access ID, as well as tp members of the 4Revs Japan secretariat.

独自のITプラットフォーム

4Revs Community Page (for members only)

Major Functions of the IT Platform (Planned for FY2022)

CASE STUDY

4Revs Case Studies

(8 monthly cases + 1 cross-cutting thematic or feature case)

Management intelligence information

(Updated monthly - approx. 10 cases)

4Revs Investment-related Information

  • Introduction of related ventures around the world
  • New Investment Funds

Next Leaders University

(Go to NLU's platform through the link)

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  • Yearly schedule
  • Document archive
  • Research Team Profile
  • contact number of the office

Thematic Communities

(Online community for both participants and researchers to interact)

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Overview4Revs' vision of a co-creative ecosystem

4Revs is a unique co-creative ecosystem (innovation ecosystem) whose raison d'être is to help solve the "four survival challenges" facing humanity.

It is a unique, global co-creation platform that connects young social entrepreneurs, social innovators, and sustainability practitioners around the world with companies and public organizations to collaborate and co-create next-generation innovations in the four areas.

SponsorsSponsors

4Revs is funded by annual participation fees from companies and public organizations.

Salesforce Japan Co.,Ltd.

Taneya Co.,Ltd.

Teijin Limited

Toshiba Corporation

NEC Corporation (NEC)

Panasonic Corporation

Hitachi, Ltd.

Marubeni Corporation

Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

ASKUL Corporation

Amita Corporation

Kyocera Corporation

Sapporo Breweries Ltd.

Suntory Holdings Limited.

Daiken Corporation

Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Tokyo Electron Limited

Tokyo Gas Co.,Ltd.

Nikken Sekkei Ltd.

BIPROGY Inc.

Fuji Oil Co.,Ltd.

Brother Industries, Ltd.

Marui Group Inc.

Mitsubishi Corporation Life Sciences Corporation

Meiji Holdings Corporation

Lion Corporation

TeamsGlobal Team

Led by Nelis (Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability, a global non-profit organization founded in Japan in 2015, the Global Team consists of four organizations, seven program managers, 10+ researchers, core team members of NLU, and the secretariat in Japan.

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Organizations

Nelis

A global network of young social innovators, sustainability practitioners, and next-generation leaders spanning six continents (currently approximately 120 countries).

socialab

Socialab is a social venture headquartered in Colombia. It currently has offices in six countries in Latin America and is engaged in innovation challenges and ecosystem building through its platform of 800,000 registered "creative minds" from 100 countries.

salesforce

Salesforce.com Japan is a technology partner of 4Revs, providing IT support and building a database of 4Revs case studies.

mct

mct (Japan) is a Japanese consulting firm specializing in design thinking, business development support, and team building. mct supports the implementation of the Red Stream – business co-creation program.

Program managers

Katie Conlon
United States
(North America)
Katie Conlon

Lucas Sanchez Martinez
Colombia
(South America)
Lucas Sanchez Martinez

Jovin Hurry
Finland
(Europe/Northern Europe)
Jovin Hurry

Noemi Salantiu
Belgium
(Europe/EU)
Noemi Salantiu

Puja Thiel
United Kingdom
(Europe/UK)
Puja Thiel

Shravan Shankar
India
(Asia)
Shravan Shankar

Felix Iziomoh
Nigeria
(Africa)
Felix Iziomoh

Researchers

Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers Researchers

NLU Core Team (Next Leaders University)

NLU Core1 NLU Core2 NLU Core3 NLU Core4

Japan Office

Japan Secretariat1 Japan Secretariat2 Japan Secretariat3 Japan Secretariat4 Japan Secretariat5 Japan Secretariat6 Japan Secretariat7 Japan Secretariat8 Japan Secretariat9

How to joinParticipation and Services

 
 

  • Secretariat Participants (Green)
  • Ambassadors (Green + Blue or Red)
  • Information participation (IT platform)
    10,000 yen per person/year
  • Sustainability Trends Webinar
    (Green Stream)
  • Executive-level events
    (Green Stream)
  • Intrapreneur Development Course
    (Blue Stream)
  • JCSP Co-creation Program
    (Red Stream)
  • Customized Support
     

Annual participation fee:
¥2,500,000 (tax not included)

▼ Services we offer

  • Secretariat Participants (Green)
    6 persons
  • Ambassadors (Green + Blue or Red)
    12 persons
  • Information participation (IT platform)
    10,000 yen per person/year
    Pillar sponsors only (unlimited number)
     
  • Sustainability Trends Webinar
    (Green Stream)
    50 general employees
     
  • Executive-level events(Green Stream)
    One for general managers One for the officer in charge
  • Intrapreneur Development Course(Blue Stream)
    Ambassadors + 20 from within the company
     
  • JCSP Co-creation Program(Red Stream)
    Ambassadors
    (up to 8 additional ambassadors if desired)
  • Customized Support
    In-house webinar or management dialogue with Peadersen or PM

Annual participation fee:
¥1,000,000 (tax not included)

▼ Services we offer

  • Secretariat Participants (Green)
    4 persons
  • Ambassadors (Green + Blue or Red)
    6 persons
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  • Sustainability Trends Webinar
    (Green Stream)
    25 general employees
     
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  • Intrapreneur Development Course(Blue Stream)
    Ambassadors only
     
  • JCSP Co-creation Program(Red Stream)
    Ambassadors only
     
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