Focused Thinking

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Progress over Perfection – Accelerating Battery Recycling

Amy Schumacher, CEO of The Heritage Group, a U.S.-based sustainability investor, tells Nomura Greentech that she is applying generations of business experience to grow vital new industries such as battery recycling.

4 min read | February 2024

Central Banks

What's on the horizon for the global economy?

Our weekly updated overview highlights the key releases of global economic market data from around the globe and provides an economic outlook for 2023 by region.

3 min read | February 2024


Hong Kong Harnesses Blockchain in Green Finance Push

Hong Kong’s use of blockchain in the green bonds sector highlights how the technology can be rolled out to reduce greenwashing while attracting a greater pool of investors.

3 min read | January 2024


Green Hydrogen Will Unlock New, Scalable Opportunities in Clean Energy

As Europe scales up production and import of green hydrogen, how can the industry mobilize capital to deliver bigger projects? Laurent Dallet, Managing Director at Nomura Greentech, discusses the increasing competition in the green hydrogen space.

3 min read | January 2024


Regenerative Packaging – Quickening the End of Single-Use Plastic

Pierre Paslier, co-founder of Notpla, a London-based maker of seaweed packaging. tells Nomura Greentech about his mission to consign single-use plastic to history.

4 min read | January 2024

Annual Outlook

Europe 2024 Outlook – Will Inflation Get Back To Target?

We forecast a very benign recession in the Euro Area, lasting three quarters from Q3 2023, and lopping only 0.5% off GDP. In the UK, economic growth has slowed but remains resilient. We forecast only mild, and short, near-term recessions, with risks in both directions.

4 min read | December 2023


COP28 – Achievements and Outcomes

The Dubai summit achieved a landmark agreement to transition away from fossil fuels for the first time. COP28 calls on countries to contribute to the global effort to accelerate action in this critical decade to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

3 min read | December 2023


ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XI: Green Leaders in Focus

We talk with the individuals who featured in the Winter 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on the trailblazers transforming our key systems to create a better world.

26 min video | December 2023

Japan in focus

Japan Price Hikes Shows Resilience Against Deflation

Corporate pricing behavior in Japan continues to adjust in positive ways, with growing price-setting flexibility leading to greater resilience against deflation.

3 min read | October 2023


China Investor Forum 2023 – The Global Economic Outlook

We are cautious on the economic outlook and expect global growth to slow to 2.0% in 2024. CPI inflation should continue easing into next year.

7 min read | October 2023


ESG360 – Is Precision Fermentation the Future of Food?

In our latest ESG360 podcast, we speak with David Verbitsky, Head of AgTech & Sustainable Food at Nomura Greentech, about precision fermentation, a technology that is now being used for the manufacture of food and food ingredients.

17 min video | September 2023


Deploying Capital to Decarbonise Household Electrification

Investment banks are assessing opportunities for capital deployment in renewable energy technology. Alex Stein, EMEA Co-Head of Nomura Greentech, proposes an integrated solution to decarbonise energy in the home and incentivise customers to manage costs, consumption, and carbon footprint.

3 min read | September 2023

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