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Participation in Initiatives for Sustainability

Nomura participates actively in various organizations and initiatives to contribute to the development of society at all times and to fulfill the Nomura Group's corporate social responsibility as a corporate citizen.

United Nations Global Compact

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In 2015, Nomura became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a principle-based framework for businesses, stated in 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

Nomura will continue to support the UN Global Compact to contribute to sustainable development of society.

UN Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI)

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NAM is a signatory of Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) and the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), and its investment management meeting clients' needs is to be compliant with the viewpoint of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). About NAM's policy related to ESG issues, Nomura's Responsible Investment Committee meets twice yearly for discussions.

Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors: Japan's Stewardship Code

Nomura Asset Management, the Nomura Trust and Banking and Nomura Funds Research and Technologies expressly accepted the "Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors: Japan's Stewardship Code," prepared by Japan's Financial Services Agency. As a responsible institutional investor, Nomura encourages the sustainable growth of its investee companies, and maintains a continuing direct and indirect dialogue with these companies to expand returns to clients and beneficiaries in the medium-to-long term.

Japan's Stewardship Responsibility: "Japan's Stewardship Code"

"Stewardship responsibility refers to the responsibilities of institutional investors to enhance the medium- to long-term return for their clients and beneficiaries (including ultimate beneficiaries) by improving and fostering the investee companies' corporate value and sustainable growth through constructive engagement, or purposeful dialogue, based on an in-depth knowledge of the companies and their business environment."

"This code defines principles considered to be helpful for institutional investors who behave as responsible institutional investors in fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities with due regard both to their clients and beneficiaries and to investee companies. By fulfilling their stewardship responsibilities properly in line with the Code, institutional investors will also be able to contribute to the growth of the economy as a whole."

Source: Sections in quotation marks were quoted from the Financial Services Agency (Council of Experts Concerning the Japanese Version of the Stewardship Code), Principles for Responsible Investors, page 1, version as of February 26, 2014.

CDP

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CDP is an international project through which institutional investors around the world request companies to disclose their corporate strategies for dealing with climate change, emission volumes of greenhouse gases, and other related information. Nomura began to disclose this information to CDP in 2003 and in 2015 declared its support as a financial institution for this project.

Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century

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Reflecting Nomura Securities and Nomura Asset Management signed the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) in January 2012. The principles are intended to provide guidelines for financial institutions to fulfill their roles and responsibilities in shaping a sustainable society.

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