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.

Sustainability

Japan’s Road to a New Form of Capitalism

Japan is prioritizing social finance to solve social issues.

4 min read | November 2022

Sustainability

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

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

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

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

Sustainability

UK Green Retail Bonds Boost Sustainability Toolkit

The world’s first green bonds targeting retail investors are already spurring similar issuances globally.

5 min read | 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

Sustainability

Decarbonizing Heavy Industry is Key to Climate Progress

Technological progress, policy incentives and investment will speed the decarbonization of heavy industry sectors to help the world reach net zero

3 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

Robotaxis Set to Revolutionize Auto Transport

There will be more change in the mobility industry over the next 10 years than the last 50 years combined

3 min read | July 2022

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