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2/04/2011

HITACHI HOSTS “LIVE” WEBCAST WITH HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW MAGAZINE ON SOCIAL INNOVATION CHALLENGES FACING BUSINESSES TODAY

Andrew Winston, Best Selling Author of “Green to Gold” Featured Presenter

WHAT

Hitachi will sponsor a free “live interactive webinar” hosted by Harvard Business Review magazine entitled, Social Innovation for Today's Challenges. Creating a safe and secure social infrastructure with limited environmental impact is part of the solution to some of the most challenging issues facing our global society today. Join Hitachi and Harvard Business Review for an interactive discussion about the ways that social innovation in areas like green mobility, clean energy, development of infrastructure for “smart cities” and information technologies will create new products and services to meet the needs of consumers, business and improve today’s environment globally.

WHEN

Making Green Work: Social Innovation for Today’s Challenges
Date: February 9, 2011
Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
To access the FREE “live” webinar, please visit:
www.krm.com/hbr/GreenWork1

WHO

Keynote Presenter: Andrew Winston, Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies and author of Green Recovery and co-author of Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works--and what doesn't--when companies go green. He is a globally recognized expert on green business and has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and CNBC.

Panelist: Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. An international business expert, Jane Nelson serves as Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institute. She conducts research on the role of business in society, with a focus on new models of public-private partnerships. She is the director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Hitachi Host: Tadahiko Ishigaki, Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive for the Americas, Hitachi, Ltd.

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies, offers a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For more information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environment, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

Contact

Lauren Garvey
Hitachi America, Ltd.
(914) 333-2986
lauren.garvey@hal.hitachi.com