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Sustainability

Why Focus on Employment Standards in ESG?

Part 2 of our research project between Nomura and the University of Sheffield on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia, highlights how the best companies align employees’ and the firm’s values and objectives.

4 min read | July 2022

Economics

US: Staring into the Void – A Recession is Now Likely

The Fed’s commitment to restoring price stability will likely push the economy into a downturn

7 min read | June 2022

Economics

All Things Point to One Way for Inflation: Up, Says Richard Koo

Climate change is driving sharp increases in fossil fuel prices

3 min read | June 2022

Technology

Openness, Transparency are Key for Biotech Growth, Says Dr. Moore

US policy actions pose significant challenges to collaboration and investments

3 min read | June 2022

Technology

EV Adoption to Grow Exponentially Through 2035, Says Tu Le

EVs are expected to account for 50 percent of global car sales by 2035

3 min read | June 2022

Emerging Markets

It Could Be a Different Story for Asian Equities in the Second Half

With a valuation cushion, Asian stocks are relatively insulated from a US stock sell-off

5 min read | June 2022

Central Banks

Restoring Price Stability is Fed’s Primary Focus, says Clarida

Fed’s pace of rate hikes this year will depend on inflation

2 min read | June 2022

Japan in focus

There are missing links in Japan’s ‘new capitalism’, says Dr. Snow

Japan’s largest natural resource is the underutilized talent of Japanese women

3 min read | June 2022

Singapore is Building a Competent Workforce

As border restrictions are relaxed, tight labor market conditions could ease

2 min read | June 2022

Sustainability

ESG in East Asia: The 'S' Factor - What are the Key Social Principles?

Part 1: History and Social Principles

5 min read | June 2022

Sustainability

Fixing the Problem with US Quality Investing – an ESG Approach

Adding ESG features to a portfolio of U.S. ‘quality’ stocks dramatically improves performance.

5 min read | May 2022

Sustainability

Gender-Related Finance Set to Accelerate Japan’s Sustainability Agenda

Investors and corporates are looking to finance to tackle gender inequality in Japan.

4 min read | May 2022

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