Focused Thinking

Sustainability

As the world recovers from COVID-19, investors will not lose sight of Sustainability, the trend of ESG issues will become more central to investing and business decisions will accelerate; this is already occurring.

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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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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

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The Future of Carbon Credit Trading in Singapore

Singapore’s new international carbon credit exchanges are a step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a market with enormous potential.

6 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

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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

SDG 10 – How Social Finance can Address Inequality in Japan

Japan faces challenges in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities, but sustainable finance can play a pivotal role in tackling the problem of income disparities among the elderly and single-parent households.

4 min read | October 2022

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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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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

Insect Effect – Reinventing the World’s Food System

Clément Ray, CEO and co-founder of biotech company Innovafeed, told Nomura Greentech how the startup, which produces insect protein as a sustainable alternative to higher emission protein sources, is focused on building a zero waste agri-food chain.

4 min read | September 2022

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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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