Participation in Initiatives for Sustainability
Nomura participates actively in various organizations and initiatives to contribute to the development of society at all times and to fulfill the Nomura Group's corporate social responsibility as a corporate citizen.
United Nations Global Compact
In 2015, Nomura became a signatory to the UN Global Compact, a principle-based framework for businesses, stated in 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.
Nomura will continue to support the UN Global Compact to contribute to sustainable development of society.
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a global network of financial institutions that works to identify, promote and adopt environmental best practices in their operations to support sustainable development.
Nomura became a signatory to the UNEP FI in 2019.
UN Principle for Responsible Investment (PRI)
NAM is a signatory of Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) and the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), and its investment management meeting clients' needs is to be compliant with the viewpoint of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). About NAM's policy related to ESG issues, Nomura's Responsible Investment Committee meets twice yearly for discussions.
Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors: Japan's Stewardship Code
Nomura Asset Management, the Nomura Trust and Banking and Nomura Funds Research and Technologies expressly accepted the "Principles for Responsible Institutional Investors: Japan's Stewardship Code," prepared by Japan's Financial Services Agency. As a responsible institutional investor, Nomura encourages the sustainable growth of its investee companies, and maintains a continuing direct and indirect dialogue with these companies to expand returns to clients and beneficiaries in the medium-to-long term.
Japan's Stewardship Responsibility: "Japan's Stewardship Code"
Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
TCFD was established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to urge individual companies to disclose their impact on climate change. Nomura has pledged our support for the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) in 2018.
CDP is an international project through which institutional investors around the world request companies to disclose their corporate strategies for dealing with climate change, emission volumes of greenhouse gases, and other related information. Nomura began to disclose this information to CDP in 2003 and in 2015 declared its support as a financial institution for this project.
Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century
Reflecting Nomura Securities and Nomura Asset Management signed the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century) in January 2012. The principles are intended to provide guidelines for financial institutions to fulfill their roles and responsibilities in shaping a sustainable society.
30% Club Japan
Nomura Holdings is a member of the 30% Club Japan. As a member, Nomura supports 30% Club Japan's vision to increase female representation in corporate decision-making bodies, in order to strengthen corporate governance and promote sustainable growth. As a member of the 30% Club Japan's Investor Group, Nomura Asset Management promotes proper gender balance in the companies in which it invests.