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Sustainability

COP26: What to Expect from the UN’s Climate Summit

Ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, five sustainability experts across Nomura reflect on the issues that will be discussed to help the global economy reach net zero carbon emissions and keep the planet below 1.5°C

8 min read | October 2021

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Sustainability

Nomura’s Jeff McDermott: Asia is Mission Critical to Address Climate Change

Jeff McDermott, Nomura’s newly appointed Global Co-Head of Investment Banking talks about the pressing need for Asia to decarbonize and how Nomura can be a force for good in transitioning companies to greener energy.

15 min video | October 2021

Sustainability

A Win for Nature: Rules to Tackle Biodiversity Loss Start to Emerge

The launch of a new taskforce to protect biodiversity, highlights human reliance on nature to the tune of $44 trillion, and promises to shift financial flows to limit the damage.

4 min read | October 2021

Sustainability

Household Demand for Energy Independence to Boost Solar, Says Enphase CEO

Badri Kothandaraman, Chief Executive Officer at solar power company Enphase, told Nomura Greentech that the California blackouts and Texas shutdowns spotlight the advantage of energy independence for homeowners.

5 min read | October 2021

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Central Banks

MacroBrew – Europe Insights: Does the energy crisis mean higher inflation ahead?

The latest surge in energy prices and what it means for inflation?

26 min podcast | October 2021

Sustainability

How New ESG Transparency Rules Will Unleash the Next Green Wave

Regulators across the world are revamping ESG disclosure rules to reduce greenwashing and catch up with demand from investors struggling to decipher how green their investments truly are.

6 min read | October 2021

Economics

The UK’s Petrol Crisis - an Inflation or Growth Concern?

To add to the UK’s energy challenges, the region is in the midst of a petrol crisis while oil prices are heading higher.

5 min read | October 2021

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MacroBrew - The vaccine, your immune system, and what’s next for Covid-19?

Professor Shane Crotty and his team at the La Jolla Institute in California study immunity against infectious diseases. They investigate how the immune system remembers infections and vaccines.

60 min video | September 2021

Economics

The “Troubled Ten” in EM

We warn of ten economies that appear most vulnerable: Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, South Africa, Indonesia and the Philippines.

2 min read | September 2021

Central Banks

Is the ECB calling the end of the pandemic?

The ECB looks set to conclude its pandemic response program (PEPP) and step up its asset purchasing program (APP) in its stead.

5 min read | September 2021

Sustainability

Making a Mark - The Emergence of Impact Finance

An unconventional branch of finance looks set to play a bigger role on the world stage amid a growing realisation that urgent action is required to meet climate targets.

5 min read | September 2021

Sustainability

AI for Stock Selection – the ESG Connection

We introduce a novel AI-based technique for rating company ESG quality. Our method employs a unique Natural Language Processing (NLP) approach to analyse earnings call transcripts, uncovering ESG-relevant narratives and extracting ESG signals we can use to guide stock selection.

4 min read | August 2021

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