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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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