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Sustainability

ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XII: Green Leaders in Focus

We speak with the individuals who featured in the Summer 2024 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on the trailblazers transforming our core systems to create a better world.

32 min video | June 2024

Economics

Repacks Rebooted: Insurers Turn to Structured Notes for Alpha

Repackaged notes are increasing in popularity as insurance companies seek to boost returns and offer more competitive policies to customers

3 min read | March 2024

Sustainability

Policy Tailwinds – Leveraging a Megatrend to Effect Change

Nancy Floyd is founder of Nth Power, a US sustainability-focused venture capital firm. Nancy tells Nomura Greentech that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) combined with strong funding are a game-changer for clean tech firms.

4 min read | March 2024

Technology

Corporate Cybersecurity Risk – A Guide for Investors Part 2

In the second and final part of a new paper on cybersecurity, Jason Mortimer, Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income at Nomura Asset Management, provides practical strategies investors can adopt when engaging portfolio companies to improve cyber hygiene with directly measurable impact.

3 min read | February 2024

Technology

Corporate Cybersecurity Risk – A Guide for Investors: Part 1

In a new two-part paper, Jason Mortimer, Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income at Nomura Asset Management, examines how investors can leverage data insights to better engage with portfolio companies and mitigate cyber risk.

3 min read | February 2024

Sustainability

Green Hydrogen – Scaling Clean Power to Reach Net Zero

Roeland Baan is CEO of Topsoe, a Danish engineering company. Roeland tells Nomura Greentech that he is accelerating the rollout of green hydrogen to fight emissions in hard-to-abate industries.

4 min read | February 2024

Sustainability

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

Sustainability

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

Sustainability

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

Sustainability

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

Sustainability

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

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Sustainability

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

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Sustainability

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

Japan in focus

Japan Stocks to Sustain Allure amid Structural and Policy Reforms

A confluence of factors from strong domestic demand and price hikes to increased foreign investor interest, are likely to boost Japan stocks as bigger profits continue through 2024.

4 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Biodegradable Plastic - Returning Consumer Waste to Nature

Niall Dunne, CEO of Polymateria, a UK-based maker of green packaging, tells Nomura Greentech that he is pioneering the use of biotransformation technology to eliminate the scourge of plastic pollution.

4 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Energy Independence – Policy and Geopolitical Impact

Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia, a French renewables producer, tells Nomura Greentech that energy dependence concerns will accelerate the rollout of renewables in Europe.

4 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Natural Capital – Restoring the Balance Between Biodiversity and Humanity

Dharsono Hartono is CEO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, which operates one of the world’s largest carbon offset projects. Dharsono’s work protecting and conserving forests in Indonesia has saved millions of tons of carbon to fight climate change.

3 min read | September 2023

Sustainability

Green Investing – Realizing a Renewable Future

Hidetake Takahashi, Head of Energy and Eco Services at ORIX, a Japanese financial services group, tells Nomura Greentech that he is doubling renewable energy generation capacity through strategic acquisitions

3 min read | August 2023

Sustainability

Virtuous Circle - Recyclable, Reusable and Compostable Packaging

Prabha Parameswaran, Group President, Growth and Strategy at Colgate-Palmolive tells Nomura Greentech how the consumer giant is focused on recyclable, reusable and compostable packaging to create a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet.

3 min read | August 2023

Sustainability

Consumer Demand for Eco-Packaging Boosts Green Materials Industry

Consumer demand for green packaging is providing a tailwind for eco and recycled materials but more policy support and collaboration is needed before the industry can make a bigger decarbonization impact.

3 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

How Alternative Proteins Will Transform the World’s Food System

The alternative protein industry has emerged as a solution to the unsustainable practices of intensive agriculture but more investment is required to create a new low-emission food system in the coming decades.

3 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

Green Hydrogen Set to be Mainstream by 2030

The convergence of several forces will usher in a new era of power generation driven by clean and low-carbon hydrogen.

3 min read | July 2023

Japan in focus

Japan’s Three Lost Decades – Escaping Deflation

Investor interest in the Japanese economy is increasing globally, due to expectations of an end to deflation. We summarize the major events that led to a decades-long deflationary spiral.

4 min read | July 2023

Sustainability

Addressing the Infrastructure Inflection Point

Innovative financing is an essential component of the green energy transition. Vinod Mukani, Global Head of Infrastructure and Power Finance, discusses how opportunities must be looked at differently in order to make infrastructure assets truly bankable.

3 min read | June 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes X: Green Leaders in Focus

We feature 4 individuals who appeared in the Summer 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on some of the trailblazers who are accelerating the net zero transition.

29 min video | June 2023

Sustainability

Blue Bonds – A Blueprint for Ocean Conservation

Blue bonds, like their better known green cousins, are growing in popularity as awareness of ocean conservation becomes more important and countries commit to protecting the seas.

3 min read | May 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 – Blue Bonds: Unlocking the Ocean’s Potential

The recent UN accord to protect 30% of the Oceans by 2030 combined with increasing investor appetite are providing the ingredients to unleash growth in blue bonds, which aim to expand the ocean economy.

15 min video | May 2023

Sustainability

Are Carbon Markets the Missing Piece in the Climate Change Puzzle?

Carbon markets are an often overlooked solution for combatting climate change. Andrew Bowley, Sustainability Governance Officer, explains that as more firms make net-zero commitments, we need to make it easier to offset emissions.

3 min read | May 2023

Sustainability

Combining Innovation and Investment to Power the Energy Transition

The energy transition will be driven by entrepreneurs, ideas and companies, but they can only succeed with the right support and investment. Jeff McDermott, Global Co-Head of Investment Banking, discusses how the landscape is evolving to empower success.

3 min read | April 2023

Technology

Asia primed to meet growing electric vehicle battery demand

Regional competition to produce electric vehicle batteries will remain tight.

3 min read | April 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 - Cyberattack: The Growing Threat for ESG Investors

The rapid increase in networking and digitalization in our daily work patterns has increased the cyberattack surface available for criminals to exploit. With cyberattacks growing in both frequency and severity, we discuss the increasing threat for ESG investors.

19 min video | March 2023

Sustainability

China’s Demographic Timebomb: Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decades

China is contending with a low birthrate and population aging similar to Japan with the added challenge of facing these headwinds before it becomes affluent. China can learn from Japan by raising productivity through structural reforms to sustain economic growth.

4 min read | March 2023

Sustainability

Why Cybersecurity Is the Biggest Hidden ESG Risk

Cybersecurity is fast becoming the top global risk by impact and likelihood along with climate change and geopolitical conflict. In response, investors need an efficient model to integrate cybersecurity into their investment decisions.

4 min read | March 2023

Sustainability

Scaling Solar – Harnessing Agriculture to Boost Deployment

Alexander Arcache is Managing Director and founder of Kronos Solar, a German renewables company. Alexander believes agrivoltaics – the shared use of land for both solar power generation and agriculture – will be a key driver of future solar deployment.

4 min read | February 2023

Sustainability

Purpose over Profit - Using Clean Energy to Alleviate Poverty

Vineet Mittal is Chairman of Avaada Group, a leading Indian renewables company. Vineet explains to Nomura Greentech how his clean energy plans can help lift people out of poverty.

5 min read | February 2023

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Annual Outlook

ESG360 Outlook 2023: Part 2 - Policy Themes to Watch

This is the final part of our two-part 2023 ESG Outlook Series, in which we explore the year ahead for policy and regulation.

15 min video | January 2023

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Annual Outlook

ESG360 Outlook 2023: Part 1 - Will Green Deals Rebound?

This is the first of our two-part 2023 ESG Outlook Series, in which we explore what this year has in store for green deals.

29 min video | January 2023

Sustainability

Trade not Aid – Rewarding Communities for Protecting Nature

Ana Haurie is CEO of Respira International, an impact-driven carbon finance company. Ana tells Nomura Greentech that she is using the principal of ‘trade not aid’ via the voluntary carbon market to empower communities and get us to net zero.

4 min read | January 2023

Sustainability

Magic Meat – Growing Animal Protein to Reduce Emissions

Josh Tetrick is CEO of Eat Just, a US food startup. Josh tells Nomura Greentech how he is pioneering cultivated or lab-grown meat to drastically cut emissions from animal protein.

4 min read | January 2023

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Sustainability

ESG360 – The ‘S’ Factor in East Asia: Key Takeaways from the Series

We review the key points discussed in our ESG in East Asia series, including the diversity dividend and employment, demographic pressures and business opportunities.

26 min video | December 2022

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Sustainability

The Diversity Dividend - Equity as the Bridge to Inclusion

We explore how investment in high quality human capital development programmes for a new dynamic era of inclusion is not only essential for unlocking the diversity dividend, it benefits organizational performance.

21 min video | December 2022

Sustainability

Making Diversity Work: Equity as the Bridge to Inclusion

Part 7 of our Nomura - University of Sheffield research on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia looks at how companies need to rethink their working patterns and expectations for all employees in order to unlock the diversity dividend.

5 min read | November 2022

Sustainability

COP27 – Achievements and Outcomes

The Sharm El-Sheikh conference resulted in agreement to carry forward into future COP discussions loss and damage arrangements but didn’t move the needle on limiting climate change.

3 min read | November 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 – COP27: A Review of the UN's Climate Change Conference

We review the proposals, announcements and progress discussed at the UN's Climate Change Conference held in Egypt in November 2022.

33 min video | November 2022

Sustainability

Japan’s Road to a New Form of Capitalism

Japan is prioritizing social finance to solve social issues.

4 min read | November 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 – Gender Equality, Disability and the Diversity Dividend

We take note of how companies in East Asia compare to European peers in addressing diversity in the workplace, and what these companies can do to embrace disabled workers and achieve gender equality for the long run.

22 min video | October 2022

Technology

Macro Tailwinds Favor Long-Term Growth of Tech-Enabled Companies in Asia

Investors are looking at companies that exhibit sustainable growth and profitability

3 min read | October 2022

Sustainability

The Benefits of Employing Disabled Workers

Part 6 of our Nomura - University of Sheffield research on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia looks at disabled employment and how the diversity dividend will inform business performance and sustainability.

5 min read | October 2022

Technology

Crypto winter came in the summer...What’s next?

Blockchain technology is being widely adopted including in trade finance and asset tokenization

3 min read | October 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 – How AgTech is Revolutionising the Food Chain

In this podcast, we explore how factors such as climate change, a population explosion and food security are driving AgTech solutions like insect protein and lab-grown meat.

28 min video | October 2022

Sustainability

Achieving Gender Equality in South Korea

Part 5 of our Nomura - University of Sheffield research on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia examines gender balance across top companies in South Korea and reveals the industries most favorable to women.

5 min read | September 2022

Sustainability

Modern Farming – Reducing Food Miles and Waste

Kathy Valiasek, CFO at Local Bounti, a controlled environment agriculture company, told Nomura Greentech how she is helping to pioneer modern methods of farming that reduce food waste while using less of the planet’s resources.

3 min read | September 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - Japan’s Electricity Shortages and Demographic Dilemmas in East Asia

We explore the greater than expected power demand in Japan and the impact of demographic changes in South Korea.

21 min video | September 2022

Sustainability

How Companies Can Adapt to Counter Demographic Changes

Part 4 of our Nomura - University of Sheffield research on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia examines how diversity & inclusion, human capital and employee representation will inform South Korean company performance over the long-term

5 min read | August 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - Green Energy Stocks and Navigating Social Data

We take a look at the resilience of green energy stocks amid a broad-based stock market downturn in the first half of the year.

23 min video | August 2022

Sustainability

The Social Data Challenge for ESG in South Korea

Part 3 of our Nomura - University of Sheffield research on the social pillar of ESG in East Asia explores the challenges information providers face in gathering and interpreting data.

5 min read | August 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - Why Focus on Employment Standards in ESG?

We discuss how how the best firms try to align their employees’ values and objectives with their own

0 min read | July 2022

Sustainability

Climate Disclosure Rules Will Trigger ‘Race to the Top’

A global push for mandatory climate disclosures will encourage companies to improve their environmental performance

3 min read | July 2022

Sustainability

Why India Needs to Accelerate Renewables Adoption

India has the world's second-largest population and its rapid growth rate and low per-capita energy consumption means an insatiable thirst for energy in the years ahead

4 min read | July 2022

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

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

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

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Sustainability

ESG360 - The ‘S’ Factor in East Asia

A research project between Nomura and the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies to explore the Social pillar of ESG with a particular focus on measuring employment in South Korea.

18 min video | 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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Sustainability

ESG360 - Fixing the Problem with U.S. Quality Investing

In this episode of ESG360, Joe Mezrich, Nomura’s Head of Equities Quantitative Strategy, shares his insights on how to fix the underperformance of U.S. 'quality' investing.

13 min video | May 2022

Technology

How Artificial Intelligence is Reshaping ESG Ratings

Some of the biggest global investors including Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund are using computer algorithms to gain deeper insights into the ESG effectiveness of companies they invest in.

4 min read | April 2022

Sustainability

Japan Retail Investors Embrace ESG Amid Pandemic, Nomura Survey Shows

The results of Nomura Securities’ December 2021 Individual Investor Survey reveal that Japan retail investors are increasingly interested in ESG-aligned financial products.

3 min read | April 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - How War in Ukraine can Accelerate Renewables Adoption

In this episode of ESG360, we discuss Europe’s plan to reduce its reliance on Russian fossil fuels and what that means for the energy transition

22 min video | April 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - The EU’s Social Taxonomy, Climate Risks and ESG in Ukraine

We discuss recent developments in the EU's social taxonomy, how financial firms are managing climate risk and the ESG implications in Ukraine

24 min video | March 2022

Sustainability

How Innovative Financing Gave a Solar Deal Global Scale

Amp Energy, a global renewables developer, secured a unique $350 million credit facility that could double in size to help it develop solar projects spanning the globe.

3 min read | March 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - How Solar Power Can Fuel the Green Energy Transition

We discuss the future of solar energy as pressure builds on countries to reach net zero emissions goals

15 min video | March 2022

Sustainability

ASEAN Green Taxonomy: Decoding Sustainability in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia, a region prone to nature’s wrath, is accelerating efforts to lay down a classification system that will promote transparency around green activities.

5 min read | March 2022

Sustainability

Trading with a Conscience Reaches the Dealing Floor

ESG is starting to influence the trading floor as desks from equities to currencies are being asked to justify their green credentials to win mandates.

3 min read | February 2022

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Sustainability

The EU's Green Taxonomy and the Rise of Social Bonds in Asia

Our guests discuss the EU’s controversial move to add natural gas and nuclear to its green taxonomy, and the increased issuance of social bonds driving change in Asia.

23 min video | February 2022

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Central Banks

MacroBrew - The BOJ’s Policy Stance

We discuss the BOJ’s policy stance, the path forward and the “noise” around monetary policy as global inflationary pressures build.

44 min podcast | January 2022

Sustainability

China’s Net Zero Goal – Mapping the Decarbonization Path of Asia’s Superpower

China committed to net zero by 2060 but what will it take to reach that goal for the world’s biggest energy consumer?

5 min read | January 2022

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Sustainability

ESG360 - What to Watch in 2022

Charting the key trends shaping the world of sustainable finance as companies and countries strive to cut carbon emissions and make the world a fairer place.

28 min video | January 2022

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Economics

MacroBrew - Japanese Macroeconomic Outlook and Market Strategies for 2022

Our Japan Macro and FX strategy team share their thoughts for Japanese markets in the year ahead

26 min video | January 2022

Sustainability

The 'S' In ESG: How Japan’s Employment Model Can be a Blueprint for a Post-Covid World

Japan’s brand of community capitalism is experiencing a renaissance that fits into today’s societies as companies grapple with incorporating social issues into their business models.

5 min read | January 2022

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Sustainability

ESG NOW! - Highlights from Nomura’s 2021 Sustainability Forum

Nomura’s first global sustainable finance event addressed a full range of ESG topics from COP26 to the green energy transition and lessons from Japan’s employment model in a post-Covid world.

12 min video | December 2021

Sustainability

Nuclear Fusion Is the Dream of Clean Energy, Says Venture Capital Founder

Wal van Lierop, founder and managing partner at Chrysalix Venture Capital, told Nomura Greentech that nuclear fusion is needed to power the future of clean energy around the world.

5 min read | December 2021

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Sustainability

ESG NOW! Carbon Markets Panel Sees Huge Opportunity for Carbon Offset Funds

Panellists highlighted the important role and potential of carbon markets in the transition to net zero.

49 min video | December 2021

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Sustainability

ESG NOW! Finance Sector Can Drive Change, Says Former COP26 President O’Neill

Claire O’Neill speaks about the success of COP26 and the incredible opportunities and risks presented by the green energy transition

29 min video | December 2021

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Sustainability

ESG NOW! UN Oceans Patron Pugh - We are Set to Lose the World’s Coral Reefs

Lewis Pugh speaks about swimming in the coldest oceans to highlight climate change

29 min video | December 2021

Sustainability

Sustainable Finance in Singapore: A Blueprint for the Region

Singapore’s public sector has spearheaded efforts to create a green financial centre

7 min read | December 2021

Sustainability

How Green is your ESG Fund?

Our analysis of popular ESG funds provides a toolkit to detect greenwashing and separate the most authentic green investments from the rest.

6 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

Emerging Markets Need $100 trillion of Sustainable Power, Says Global Investor Actis

Shami Nissan, Head of Responsible Investment at Actis, a leading emerging markets investor, told Nomura Greentech that developing countries need $100 trillion of sustainable energy over the next two decades to support economic growth.

4 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

The ESG Revolution – Opportunities and Challenges for Companies and Investors

As corporates grapple with the growing need to reduce emissions and minimize the environmental impact of their products and services, the demand for sustainable infrastructure is rising.

3 min read | November 2021

Sustainability

COP26 Review

COP26 highlights: debate on ending coal use, US-China agreement, 1.5°C target

5 min read | November 2021

Economics

The Covid-19 Endgame: Learning to Live With it

The endgame of Covid-19 leaves economists in a challenging position when making long-term forecasts. In many ways, the outlook is more complicated now than it was at the onset of the pandemic.

5 min read | November 2021

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

Japan in focus

A Sleeping Giant: The Rise of Japan’s GSS Bond Market

Green, social and sustainability bonds in Japan are seen as instrumental in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and addressing the nation’s social issues

5 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

Sustainability

How the World’s Largest Infrastructure Asset Manager Set a Net Zero 2040 Goal

Chris Leslie, Global Head of Sustainability at Macquarie Asset Management explains to Nomura Greentech how the Australian finance firm is well on track to be carbon neutral thanks to a shift in culture.

3 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

"Decarbonization is a Business Opportunity to be Maximized"

María Victoria Zingoni, Executive Managing Director at Spanish energy giant Repsol, told Nomura Greentech that the company is transforming its business by adding solar and wind farms to become net-zero by 2050.

7 min read | August 2021

Technology

Investing in the Art and Collectables Market: A $1.7 Trillion Asset Class

Investment in the art market, which has traditionally been limited to the ultra-wealthy, is now experiencing a shift in investor access and demand driven by securitization and technological improvements.

5 min read | August 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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Volatility

VOW21: Best of Volatility of the World 2021

Key note presentations on 5 things you didn't know about ESG, the challenges facing post pandemic economies, the evolution of the sustainability mega-trend, and how pursuing ESG investments need not trash your portfolio.

2 min read | July 2021

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Economics

MacroBrew - UK insights: The Great Reopening

The UK's outlook following mass easing of Covid-19 restrictions.

27 min podcast | July 2021

Sustainability

The New ESG Playbook

EU Sustainable Finance Rules Start to Take Shape

3 min read | July 2021

Sustainability

ESG: Fad or Future?

As ESG investing gains momentum, we explore the factors that point toward this being more a genuine lasting shift than a short-lived fad

9 min read | July 2021

Sustainability

How can companies visualize invisible value?

Why investors need more than data...

2 min read | July 2021

Sustainability

Paul Polman: Embedding ESG in Business is the Right Thing to Do

Businesses must move from corporate social responsibility to being responsible social corporations.

5 min read | June 2021

Sustainability

Carbon Pricing and Financial Markets: The cheapest most expensive commodity

Various approaches to carbon pricing have been trialled in financial and capital markets, illustrating major changes in Enterprise Value.

5 min read | June 2021

Emerging Markets

It’s the Decade to Double Down on Chinese Equities

It is time for global investors to recognize China's scale and complexity, consider it a separate asset class and dedicate more resources and funds to this market.

3 min read | June 2021

Rates

A Measured Approach to ESG Investing

An overlay technique of consensus-ratings to improve the ESG quality of portfolios

5 min read | June 2021

Economics

UK Housing Market: Boom or Bust?

An outlook for the UK's housing market, weighing the positives against the negatives

9 min read | April 2021

Sustainability

A new green finance paradigm

The pandemic has spurred a reset in values regarding social and environmental stewardship.

4 min read | April 2021

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Economics

MacroBrew - Asia Insights: The surge in India’s Covid-19 cases, and its repercussions…

The surge in Covid-19, and it's impact on India's outlook

34 min podcast | April 2021

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Economics

MacroBrew - US Insights: Outlook for infrastructure and fiscal spending

What are Biden's plans for growth this year?

22 min podcast | April 2021

Economics

Japan begins discussions on carbon pricing framework

As part of global moves toward reducing carbon emissions, attention will likely focus on the debate surrounding carbon pricing in 2021.

3 min read | March 2021

Economics

Biden’s Green Shift and its Impact on Asia

A pillar of US President Joe Biden’s bid for the presidency was the radical reform of US environmental policy, but what will it mean for Asia?

3 min read | January 2021

Sustainability

Social Impact Investing Looks Set to Rise in ASEAN

ASEAN countries have made significant advances in reducing poverty and improving human development but improvements in gender equality and social mobility have been slow.

4 min read | December 2020

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Fireside Chats: 2021 Outlook – Global restoration, converting hope into reality.

Our Global outlook for 2021.

39 min podcast | December 2020

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Volatility

Fireside Chats: 2021 Outlook - Global FX Strategy, overcoming political hurdles.

What will 2021 mean for FX markets?

28 min podcast | December 2020

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Economics

Fireside Chats: ESG Insights – ESG’s star performance in 2020, its role in bank capital issuance, & what’s next?

After a record year of issuance, what's next for ESG?

37 min podcast | December 2020

Sustainability

Classification of Risks Is Key to Tackling Climate Change

Absence of clear standards makes analyzing the financial risk differential between green and brown assets challenging for financial institutions.

5 min read | December 2020

Economics

Highlights from Nomura ESG Conference 2020

The global pandemic and increasing severity of climate change are redefining how risks are managed and opportunities captured in the financial sector. Our inaugural ESG conference on October 21-22, 2020 took a deep dive into these areas and the sustainable finance trends shaping the decade ahead, with a focus on Asia.

7 min read | November 2020

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Volatility

Fireside Chats – The world after Covid-19: Behaviour changes, and income inequality

In this episode of our Fireside Chats series, we are talking with Aichi Amemiya, our US Economist, on the world after Covid-19

3 min podcast | October 2020

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Economics

Indonesia: Thoughts on Emerging Policy Challenges and Risks

In this webinar, we discuss recent major developments in Indonesia including lockdown measures re-imposed in Jakarta.

56 min video | September 2020

Central Banks

Is the ECB playing catch up with the Fed?

Will the European Central Bank follow in the Fed’s footsteps and implement average inflation targeting?

5 min read | September 2020

Japan in focus

Case study: More important than ever: why ESG investment will remain crucial

6 min read | September 2020

Sustainability

The Covid-19 Crisis will Accelerate the Adoption of ESG Policies

Demand for sustainable finance solutions and products will accelerate beyond pre-crisis expectations.

6 min read | September 2020

Economics

More important than ever: why ESG investment will remain crucial

ESG investment in Japan is taking off, attracting intense demand from institutional investors. Financing ESG projects has moved from simple green loans to a highly diversified range of products, in which Nomura has a long history of innovation.

4 min read | August 2020

Geopolitics

Covid-19 a blessing in disguise for climate change?

We look at 6 ways that COVID-19 has helped address key issues in climate change.

4 min read | August 2020

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Economics

Fireside Chats - The World After Covid-19: What can we expect?

Will Climate Change, food security and social life return to a new normal?

34 min podcast | August 2020

Technology

Nomura Investment Forum Asia: Covid-19 will Reshape Global Auto Industry

As with most other industries, the lockdowns imposed due to Covid-19 have resulted in a change in global commuting patterns. Is the worst behind us?

4 min read | June 2020

Economics

Nomura Investment Forum Asia: ESG Perspectives

With Covid-19 being a common factor affecting the economy across industries, we also take a look at its impact on capital markets and what that means for sustainable finance.

4 min read | June 2020

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| February 2019