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.

  • Powerful converging forces of technology, investment and political will are driving change
  • On our current trajectory of fossil fuel usage ‘we will destroy the planet’
  • We plan to fuse together the expertise of Nomura and Greentech to service more clients

Jeff McDermott, Global Co-head of Investment Banking, shares his inspiration for building a successful business focused on sustainable finance and his vision for how Nomura can provide solutions for clients that accelerate business growth while contributing towards a sustainable society.

Jeff shares how a ‘light bulb moment’ in a conversation with his son inspired him to establish Nomura Greentech. He discusses Asia’s key role in mitigating climate change, the green technologies he’s most excited about and his hopes for the UN’s climate summit COP26.


    Jeff McDermott

    Jeff McDermott

    Global Co-Head of Investment Banking at Nomura Holdings


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