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.
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
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
Singapore’s public sector has spearheaded efforts to create a green financial centre
7 min read | December 2021
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
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
COP26 highlights: debate on ending coal use, US-China agreement, 1.5°C target
5 min read | November 2021
Megadroughts in some US states could be a recurring phenomenon yet they offer a chance to revitalise a dated and inefficient water system.
7 min read | November 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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