Promoting Sustainability

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


sustainability 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.

Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is chaired by our Group CEO and comprises the same members as the Executive Management Board. The Committee is positioned within the Executive Management Board, the highest decision-making body at the executive level, enabling strategic implementation of our ESG and sustainability initiatives. In order to create a framework for swift decision making on matters of sustainability, five subcommittees are established under the Sustainability Committee - Wholesale Sustainability Forum, Climate Risk and ESG Working Group, TCFD Working Group, Environmental Activities Working Group and Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.

Nomura Group executives in charge of businesses and corporate affairs make up the Sustainability Committee. The Committee is responsible for developing business policies on sustainability-related risks and opportunities for the entire Nomura Group and approving and deciding on related activities. The activities of the Sustainability 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 Sustainability Committee to hold two or more meetings each fiscal year. By holding meetings jointly with the Executive Management Board, which has the same chairman and members as the Sustainability Committee, a more flexible management system is in place to facilitate strategic decisions.

Sustainability Committee Members

Chairman Kentaro Okuda Representative Executive Officer, President and Group CEO
Members Tomoyuki Teraguchi Representative Executive Officer, Deputy President, Chief of Staff and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
Toshiyasu Iiyama Executive Managing Director, Public Policy and Regulatory Engagement, Head of China Committee and Chief Health Officer (CHO)
Takumi Kitamura Executive Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Investor Relations
Sotaro Kato Executive Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Toru Otsuka Executive Managing Director, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Satoshi Arai Head of Retail
Steven Ashley Head of Wholesale
Yutaka Nakajima Head of Global Markets
Masahiro Goto Global Head of Investment Banking
Yoshihiro Namura Head of Investment Management
Chie Toriumi Head of Content Company and Sustainability Development
Hajime Ikeda Head of Future Innovation Company
Jonathan Lewis Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Group IT Head and CEO of Nomura Europe Holdings plc
Auditor Shoji Ogawa Director, Member of the Audit Committee


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Management Status of the Committee

Number of Meetings 3 (from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021)
  • Matters concerning ESG initiatives and information disclosure
  • Matters concerning fundamental ESG policy
  • ESG risks and opportunities
  • Important Nomura Group management Issues (materiality)
  • Matters related to TCFD
  • Reports related to climate change
  • Wholesale ESG Sectoral Appetite Statement
Outline of Discussions
  • Matters concerning medium/long-term CO2 emission reduction target
  • Matters concerning Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Revision of important Nomura Group management issues (materiality)
  • Reorganization of subcommittees
  • TCFD-related disclosures
  • Risks and opportunities related to climate change
  • Drawing up of Wholesale ESG Sectoral Appetite Statement, etc.
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