Developing the SDG Bond Market

Nomura selected for Advisory Council to the GBP SBP Executive Committee of ICMA

Nomura was selected to join the Advisory Council to the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Executive Committee (GBP SBP Executive Committee) of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) in October 2019. Nomura is the only firm in Japan that has served on the 40 member Council (as of September 2020).

ICMA is a not-for-profit membership association that provides a wide range of services to member firms in global capital markets. Its more than 570 members include banks and securities houses, investors and capital market infrastructure providers. The Council was created to advise the GBP SBP Executive Committee, which sets out green bond principles, social bond principles, sustainability bond guidelines and other guidelines for market participants.

As a member of the 2019-2020 Council, Nomura provided key insights as a global investment bank and worked with other stakeholders to create a framework for global SDG bond standards, as well as growing the SDG market.

Nomura is actively engaged in initiatives to promote principles for issuing SDG bonds. Our team of professionals collaborates across divisions and geographic borders to gather knowledge, monitor market and regulatory trends and expand our lineup of sustainable financial products and services.

Through underwriting SDG bonds, Nomura also serves as a bridge between investors who want to contribute to society and projects with capital needs that aim to resolve social issues such as climate change.

Nomura’s mission is to help enrich society through our expertise in the capital markets. We will continue to contribute to economic growth and sustainable development, while supporting the growth of the SDG bond market in Japan.

SDGs Goals

  • 1 No poverty
  • 8 Decent work and economic growth
  • 11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • 13 Climate action
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