Governing ESG issues

Our ESG Committee is a management-level decision-making entity that plays an integral role in Nomura Group’s sustainable growth strategy and our aim to contribute to resolution of social issues.

Nomura implements ESG initiatives in collaboration with Group offices and companies in Japan, Asia ex-Japan, EMEA, and the Americas. We conduct appropriate disclosure of our various ESG initiatives through the Nomura Report and our website with the aim of raising our Group’s corporate value.


CSR Committee receives approval from Board of Directors and Executive Management Board as well as receive approval from Corporate Citizenship Department who works in close collaboration with Japan, EMEA, Americas and AEJ offices.

ESG Committee

The Nomura Group reorganized the CSR Committee chaired by an executive officer into the ESG Committee chaired by the Group CEO in FY2018/19, in an attempt to deal with issues related to ESG in ways that are more strategic than before. Nomura Group executives in charge of businesses and corporate affairs comprise the ESG Committee. The Committee is responsible for developing business policies on ESG-related risks and opportunities for the entire Nomura Group and approving and deciding on related activities. The activities of the ESG Committee are reported to the Board of Directors and the Executive Management Board as the occasion demands. The Committee also examines the operations of specific businesses that contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. Nomura Group requires the ESG Committee to hold two or more meetings each fiscal year in a rule it set to increase the frequency of governance.

ESG Committee

ESG Committee members

Chairman Koji Nagai Representative Executive Officer, President and Group CEO
Members Junko Nakagawa Executive Managing Director, Head of Asset Management
Yuji Nakata Executive Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Tomoyuki Teraguchi Executive Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer (CCO))
Takumi Kitamura Executive Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Yutaka Nakajima Head of Global Markets
Yo Akatsuka Global Head of Investment Banking
Toru Otsuka Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Jonathan Lewis Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and CEO of Nomura Europe Holdings plc
Yoshifumi Kishida Group Legal Head
Etsuro Miwa Global Head of Human Resources
Go Sugiyama Group Head of Global Corporate Communications, Corporate Citizenship and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic
Kenji Kimura Banking
Attending Auditor Takehisa Yanai Audit Mission Director, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.


ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) initiatives (PDF 1,211KB)

Management status of the Committee

Number of meetings 2 (from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019)
  • Matters concerning ESG initiatives and information disclosure
  • Matters concerning fundamental ESG policy
  • ESG risks and opportunities
  • Reports related to climate change
Outline of discussions
  • Formulation of the Nomura Group ESG Statement
  • Review of material ESG issues (materiality)
  • Response to TCFD
  • Matters concerning Medium/Long-term CO2 Emission Reduction Target
  • Matters concerning sustainable development goals (SDGs), etc
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