Encouraging People to Develop Skills Needed for Environmental Protection ― Sompo Environment Foundation
Sompo Environment Foundation, based on its philosophy of “Fostering people who plant trees,” supports education,
capacity building, action and research in conservation and other environmental fields with the goal of contributing
to global environmental protection.
The foundation, working with the Japan Environmental Education Forum, a national NGO consisting of varieties of
people who are engaged or interested in promoting environmental education, and Sompo Japan, organizes a series of
Public Seminars on the Environment that have attracted more than 22,964 participants since the program’s start in
1993. In January 2019, they held “The SDGs Festival” as their 25th anniversary.
Its CSO*1 Learning Scholarship Program, meanwhile, is an eight-month internship program for undergraduate
and graduate students desiring working experience at an environmental organization. As of March 31, 2020, the
program has given 1,124 students opportunities to learn about environmental issues and civil society. In February
2019, the program was launched in Jakarta, Indonesia, and in October of the same year 19 students completed the
program. In February 2020, the 2nd generation students started their activities.
- Civil Society Organization
Kick-off event in Jakarta, Indonesia
In addition, since 2001 the foundation has provided academic research funding for graduate students’ costs of writing
PhD papers, to support outstanding young researchers who are inspired to write on environmental themes.