All of the Sony Group's businesses are united in pursuing sustainable growth under the mission of inspiring and fulfilling the curiosity of customers across the globe. Spanning a wide range of fields including electronics, motion pictures, music, financial services, and network services, the diversity of our operations is the source of Sony innovation. Every day, our employees-with their diverse skills and backgrounds-all aspire to realize the Sony mission with the same spirit of innovation and challenge articulated by Sony's founders in the company's Founding Prospectus.
In our corporate social responsibility initiatives, we are determined to ensure that our businesses operate in an ethical, sound and responsible manner. We strive to generate maximum social value with our technologies and content using an innovation-driven approach. This is how the Sony Group enhances corporate value and helps to build a better, more sustainable world for all.
The business landscape surrounding the Sony Group is constantly changing. Around the world today, we are confronted with increasing social instability, due to climate change , challenges associated with the growing number of refugees, and the threat of terrorism. Meanwhile, expectations are rising for new technologies and industries, like the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, that can enrich people's lives.
Against this backdrop, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. These goals provide a roadmap for all kinds of global stakeholders to follow—including corporations—in order to build a more sustainable world in the long term. By engaging in continuous dialogue with stakeholders as a global corporate citizen, Sony aims to increase awareness of the importance of promoting a culture with respect for diverse values, and also of the unique role Sony should play in address the challenge of building more sustainable societies.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of Sony's founding. With our sights set on sustainable growth, we are laying the foundations for the future by boldly pursuing new businesses, and are continuing to strive toward the creation of new value. I invite you to keep looking forward, with Sony.