Materiality

The financial system - the driving force of the economy - is essential in creating financial flows that help prevent environmental and social damage. We recognize that we play an important role as a leading global financial institution conducting securities and investment banking business. Through our core business, we will create a better future by addressing sustainability related issues, including combatting climate change.
These initiatives are in line with our "Founder's Principles" and our Purpose—We aspire to create a better world by harnessing the power of financial markets. They contribute to the sustainable development of society, our clients, and are important for maintaining and increasing our corporate value. Following the Nomura Group Materiality statement affirmed by our Sustainability Committee, we have and will continue to utilize our financial industry experience and knowledge in cooperation with our stakeholders to further promote relevant initiatives and realize a more sustainable and truly prosperous society.

Selection Process

Selection Process Selection Process

Material Issues

Since Nomura Group first identified CSR Materiality in 2008, we have conducted regular reviews based on trends in the international community and the expectations of stakeholders. Last year, we reformulated the Nomura Group Materiality that we should focus on in advancing our management vision for 2025, "Achieve sustainable growth by helping resolve social issues." We have reviewed and adjusted the Materiality based on changes in the business environment over the past year and developments in our business activities. We will continue to make every effort toward our targets by using metrics to monitor our progress.

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Understanding of the environment surrounding us and risks/opportunities Issues and details to work on
Rapidly
changing global
dynamics
Awareness The global situation continues to change rapidly and is difficult to predict due to trends in monetary policies and markets in various countries and heightened geopolitical risks. Provision of differentiated financial products and services to Society

We will be the most trusted partner for our clients by providing the right services for each and every client.

  • Provision of various financial services and products, including private products and markets
  • Strengthening of services supporting smooth asset/business succession
  • Diversification of revenue source
  • Strengthen product governance
Risk If our risk management is inadequate or if we are unable to meet the needs of our clients, we may incur losses or lose revenue opportunities
Opportunity Expansion of profit and business opportunities by offering products and alternative investment opportunities that correspond to the market environment, and by providing services to business companies that are rebuilding supply chains
Environmental
issues
Awareness Climate change and decarbonization are global trends Realizing a decarbonized society

We will contribute to quickly decarbonizing society by decarbonizing our own operations and our clients' operations.

  • Promotion of our own environmental activities
  • Sustainable finance and advisory service for decarbonizing
  • Initiatives targeting renewable energy projects
Risk Credit risk of business partners, risk of market fluctuations, risk of physical damage due to disasters, etc., reputational risk, etc
Opportunity Business opportunities (financial and capital markets, project finance, M&A, etc.) to supply the risk money needed for a decarbonized society
Digital shift Awareness Increased importance of digital transactions and online content Strategic and innovative service development using new technologies

We will work to enhance client convenience and expand our service domain by strengthening our digital strategy.

  • Expansion of financial services using digital platforms
  • Establishment of non-face-to-face business model
  • Ensuring cyber security
  • Challenges in the Digital Asset Field
Risk Risk of lost trading opportunities and reduced revenue resulting from lower transaction fee levels due to online transactions throughout industry
Opportunity Improving operational efficiency, optimizing services including digitization of client contact points, and promoting digital asset-related businesses
Japan's
declining
birthrate
and aging
population
Awareness Provide solutions aligned with changes in clients' business activities and needs due to structural changes in society Supporting asset-building for people of all ages

We will contribute to improve financial literacy by promoting financial education.

  • Dissemination and promotion of NISA
  • Expanding the business for salaried employees
  • Promoting financial education
  • Asset Management Advice
Risk Potential for a long-term contraction in demand for asset management from traditional retail investors
Opportunity Create new profit opportunities by providing solutions that meet clients' business activities and needs
DEI & Human
rights
Awareness Building a healthy work environment, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, requesting consideration of human rights in business Business activities that respect human rights

We will work to create a society where human rights are respected and diverse human resources can demonstrate their talent.

  • Employee engagement
  • Promotion of DEI
  • Provision of educational training opportunities
  • Promotion of health management
  • Efforts to address human rights issues related to transactions and suppliers
Risk Human resource attrition risk, reputation risk when human rights are not sufficiently considered in our business activities, etc.
Opportunity Realization of competitiveness, innovation, and advanced risk management through diverse human resources
Enhancement
of corporate
governance
Awareness Needs for sophistication of corporate governance and enhancement of functions of the Board of Directors Further demonstration of corporate governance functions

We will work to improve our governance to be trusted by society.

  • Diversity of Board of Directors
  • Enhancement of risk management
  • Thorough compliance with laws and regulations
  • Advancement of information disclosure
Risk Governance dysfunction, reputation risk, etc. due to failure to demonstrate governance functions
Opportunity Improving corporate value by demonstrating advanced governance functions

Contributing to Society

  • 4 Quality Education
  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
  • 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • 10 Reduced Inequalities
  • 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
  • 13 Climate action
  • 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
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