Tackling Social Issues through Business: Japan

Fukuoka Prefecture in southwest Japan is home to Borderless Japan, a unique company that seeks to tackle issues such as poverty, prejudice and pollution through the founding of multiple social businesses. The firm currently operates 47 such ventures in 16 countries and regions around the world, using a groundbreaking model that circulates both funding and know-how between existing enterprises and new ones. We examine the story of one such project, a garment factory supporting women in Bangladesh.