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

Nomura has established the Sustainability Committee, chaired by the Group CEO, and comprising other executives designated by the Group CEO that includes the Executive Management Board members, to deliberate and make decisions on strategies to achieve sustainability objectives. The Chief Sustainability Officer leads discussions in the Sustainability Committee to consolidate the company's sustainability activity and accelerate the formulation and promotion of strategies. The Committee also examines the operations of specific businesses that contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. The Board of Directors offers advice on sustainability related reports prepared by executive officers.

In order to ensure opportunities for more flexible and substantive discussions on sustainability, the Sustainability Council, which was established and operated as a forum for discussion by executives from across departments and regions, was divided into the Sustainability Business Forum, which deals with topics more closely related to business activities, and the Sustainability Corporate Forum, which deals with information disclosure and policy formulation. Each forum will coordinate with the Sustainability Committee as appropriate to promote flexible approaches to sustainability.

Sustainability Committee Members

Chairperson Kentaro Okuda Representative Executive Officer, President and Group CEO
Vice Chairperson Yutaka Nakajima Representative Executive Officer, Deputy President
Toshiyasu Iiyama Executive Officer, Deputy President and Chief of Staff
Takumi Kitamura Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Transformation Officer (CTO)
Sotaro Kato Executive Officer, Chief Risk Officer (CRO)
Yosuke Inaida Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer (CCO)
Hiroyuki Moriuchi Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)
Christopher Willcox Executive Officer, Head of Wholesale
Go Sugiyama Head of Wealth Management
Yoshihiro Namura Head of Investment Management
Chie Toriumi Head of Content Company, Group Sustainability Officer and Financial Education
Hajime Ikeda Head of Digital Company and Wealth Management Division Marketing
Satoshi Kawamura CEO and President of Nomura Holding America Inc., CEO and President of Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Toru Otsuka CEO of Nomura Europe Holdings plc and Global Regulatory Affairs
Kenji Teshima Representative Director and President of Nomura Asia Pacific Holdings Co., Ltd. and Leading Deputy Head of China Committee
Head of Secretariat Yoshifumi Kishida Chief Sustainability Officer (CSuO) and Corporate Disclosures
Auditor Shoji Ogawa Director, Member of the Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee

Management Status of the Committee

Number of Meetings 12 (from April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024)
  • Matters concerning Sustainability initiatives and information disclosure
  • Matters concerning fundamental Sustainability policy
  • ESG risks and opportunities
  • Matters concerning Materiality(Nomura Group Priority Initiatives)
  • Matters concerning TCFD and climate change
  • Participation in initiatives
  • Matters concerning social contribution activity
Outline of Discussions
  • Revision of Materiality(Nomura Group Priority Initiatives)
  • Disclosure of TCFD report, PRB report and Nomura report
  • Efforts and progress management to achieve net zero
  • Establishment and revision of statements and policies, including the Sustainability Statement, Human Rights Policy
  • Results of social contribution activities, etc.

Chief Sustainability Officer

In April 2023, a Chief Sustainability Officer was appointed to further accelerate our sustainability initiatives. The Chief Sustainability Officer is responsible for implementing sustainability related strategies including gathering information on sustainability locally and globally, managing the progress of sustainability-related measures, and developing sustainability-related policies and frameworks. Specifically, the Chief Sustainability Officer leads discussions at the Sustainability Committee meetings and the Sustainability Forums and also acts as the flagship for promoting sustainability by communicating our initiatives to the public. In addition, the Group Sustainability COO office which was newly established to consolidate planning functions and human resources related to sustainability, has been promoting sustainability-related business incubation and enhancing the disclosure of sustainability initiatives as non-financial information under the leadership of the Chief Sustainability Officer in collaboration with global sustainability team across London and Powai.

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