Focused Thinking


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.


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


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


EV Adoption to Grow Exponentially Through 2035, Says Tu Le

EVs are expected to account for 50 percent of global car sales by 2035

3 min read | June 2022


ESG in East Asia: The 'S' Factor - What are the Key Social Principles?

Part 1: History and Social Principles

5 min read | June 2022


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


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

Emerging Markets

Russian Invasion of Ukraine to Turbocharge Renewables Deals

The Russian invasion of Ukraine could provide the 'jolt' that gives renewables the scale needed to deliver the EU’s climate policies

2 min read | May 2022


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


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


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


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


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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