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Nomura Wins ESG Finance Award

February 24, 2021

Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Tokyo, February 24, 2021 - Nomura Holdings, Inc. today announced that wholly owned subsidiaries Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. and Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd., have been awarded the Silver Award (Minister of Environment Award) by the Ministry of the Environment in the 2021 ESG Finance Awards Japan.

The ESG Finance Awards Japan was launched in 2019 by Japan's Ministry of the Environment to recognize investors and financial institutions that are actively engaged in ESG finance and green projects and have made a significant impact on the environment and society. The award also recognizes companies that have incorporated important environment-related opportunities and risks into their management strategy to enhance corporate value and create positive environmental impacts, and aims to share such initiatives in society.

The awards are presented in five categories: Investor, Indirect Finance, Fundraiser, Financial Services and Environmentally Sustainable Company. Nomura Securities won in the Financial Services (Securities) category and Nomura Asset Management won in the Investor (Asset Manager) category.

Nomura's management vision is to achieve sustainable growth by helping resolve social issues. As part of this, Nomura is committed to implementing firmwide initiatives to Drive Sustainability. Nomura Securities underwrites green bonds in order to support clients' need for climate change related financing as well as providing financial solutions, while Nomura Asset Management promotes sustainable investment.

Both firms were highly evaluated for their respective contributions to the growth of the ESG market across various asset classes and their efforts to develop sustainable finance.

Nomura Group is committed to delivering financial services that contribute to sustainability towards creating an affluent society and economic growth.


Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its four business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking), and Merchant Banking. Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit www.nomura.com.

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