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Nomura’s sustainable finance experts and external guests provide deep insights to keep you at the forefront of key trends shaping the world of environmental, social and governance as companies and countries strive to cut carbon emissions and make the world a fairer place.

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Nomura’s sustainable finance experts and external guests provide deep insights to keep you at the forefront of key trends shaping the world of environmental, social and governance as companies and countries strive to cut carbon emissions and make the world a fairer place.

    ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XII: Green Leaders in Focus

    ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XII: Green Leaders in Focus

    We speak with the individuals who featured in the Summer 2024 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on the trailblazers transforming our core systems to create a better world. 
    All of this edition’s Sustainable Heroes have demonstrated ‘stubborn optimism’ and a mission-driven mindset to slash carbon emissions, grow vital new industries, reduce waste and provide access to funding. We hear from Xavier Barbaro, CEO of Neoen, a renewables producer, who is accelerating the roll out of battery storage as the next revolution in the green energy transition.  Sanjeev Krishnan, Managing Partner at S2G Ventures, a multi-stage investment firm, focused on the food & agriculture, oceans and energy sectors, explains his mission to transform our systems to support a planet of 10 billion people. Leon Farrant, CEO of Green Li-ion, a battery recycling company, talks about his innovative technology to create a circular economy for lithium-ion batteries. Luzius Wirth, CEO of idverde, a sustainability-focused landscaping company, is seeing more demand for biodiversity projects combining urbanization and nature.
     

    • 32 min
    ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XI: Green Leaders in Focus

    ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes XI: Green Leaders in Focus

    We talk with the individuals who featured in the Winter 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on the trailblazers who are transforming our key systems to create a better world.
    All of this edition’s Sustainable Heroes have demonstrated tremendous courage and a mission-driven mindset to cut carbon emissions, grow vital new industries, reduce waste and provide access to funding. We hear from Amy Schumacher, CEO of The Heritage Group, a US-based sustainability investor, who explains how she applies generations of business experience to grow vital new industries such as battery recycling. Roeland Baan, CEO of Topsoe, a Danish engineering company, speaks about accelerating the rollout of green hydrogen to fight emissions in hard-to-abate industries. Pierre Paslier, Co-Founder of Notpla, a London-based maker of seaweed packaging, describes his mission to consign single-use plastic to history. Nancy Floyd, Founder of Nth Power, a US sustainability-focused venture capital firm, explains how the Inflation Reduction Act combined with strong funding are a game-changer for clean tech firms.

    • 26 min
    ESG360 – Is Precision Fermentation the Future of Food?

    ESG360 – Is Precision Fermentation the Future of Food?

    In our latest ESG360 podcast, we speak with David Verbitsky, Head of AgTech & Sustainable Food at Nomura Greentech, about precision fermentation, a technology that is now being used for the manufacture of food and food ingredients. 
    David explores the demand for this nascent but growing market, as well as some of the challenges including scaling products, bringing down costs and convincing consumers.

    • 17 min
    ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes X: Green Leaders in Focus

    ESG360 – Sustainable Heroes X: Green Leaders in Focus

    In this episode, we feature 4 individuals who appeared in the Summer 2023 edition of Nomura Greentech’s Sustainable Heroes magazine, which shines a spotlight on some of the trailblazers who are leading the charge to accelerate the net zero transition.
    We will hear from Niall Dunne, CEO of Polymateria, a UK-based maker of green packaging, who is pioneering the use of biotransformation technology to eliminate the scourge of plastic pollution. Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia, a French renewables producer, explains how energy dependence concerns in Europe will accelerate the potential of wind and solar. Hidetake Takahashi, Head of Energy and Eco Services at ORIX, a leading Japanese financial services group, speaks about doubling renewable energy capacity through strategic acquisitions. Dharsono Hartono, CEO of PT Rimba Makmur Utama, which operates one of the worlds’ largest natural capital projects, explains how he is protecting and conserving forests in Indonesia to save millions of tons of carbon.

    • 29 min
    ESG360 – Blue Bonds: Unlocking the Ocean’s Potential

    ESG360 – Blue Bonds: Unlocking the Ocean’s Potential

    The recent UN accord to protect 30% of the Oceans by 2030 combined with growing investor appetite are providing the ingredients to unleash growth in blue bonds, which aim to conserve and grow the ocean economy.

    • 15 min
    ESG360 - Cyberattack: The Growing Threat for ESG Investors

    ESG360 - Cyberattack: The Growing Threat for ESG Investors

    In this episode, we discuss cyber security as an ESG factor or governance risk with Jason Mortimer, Head of Sustainable Investment for Fixed Income at Nomura Asset Management. We examine the growing threat of cyber security, regulatory tightening, and why it should be on the minds of ESG investors. We also take note of how Nomura Asset Management's approach to cyber security risk helps investors avoid companies that may be overly exposed to cyber attacks, by integrating measures of cyber security performance in the credit analysis of companies to help clients make better investment decisions.

    • 20 min

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