Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.
Nomura is a global financial services group with an integrated network spanning over 30 countries. Nomura Asset Management joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative in November 2021 and made their Initial Target Disclosure in November 2022.
Percentage of assets covered by the Net Zero Asset Managers Commitment Statement
53% of total AUM (USD $323 billion)
Information on interim target(s) covering the proportion of assets to be managed in line with net zero
15% of portfolio companies setting a Science Based Target.
55% of portfolio companies setting a Science Based Target.
GHG scopes included:
The target covers Scope 1 and 2 emissions and aims to include Scope 3 when material. Under the SBTi methodology, Scope 3 emissions need to be taken into consideration when they represent more than 40% of the emissions value chain.
Nomura Asset Management uses disclosed emission data when portfolio companies disclose the emissions in their reports, but otherwise we use emission data estimated by ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services).
Science Based Target initiative for Financial Institutions
SBTi scenarios are drawn primarily from Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) and Net Zero Emissions by 2050 Scenario (NZE) of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Proportion of AUM committed:
All listed equities and corporate bonds of which Nomura Asset Management can obtain AUM data are included in the proportion of AUM to be managed in line with net zero. Assets other than listed equities and corporate bonds are not included in this proportion because of the low data availability and no measurement standards of financed emissions for those excluded assets. In order to increase the proportion over time, we will make efforts to increase the data availability through engagement with investees and collaboration with ESG data providers, while we joined the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) last year and continue to follow new measurement standards of financed emissions for those excluded assets.
Policy on coal and other fossil fuel investments:
No. Nomura Asset Management is currently considering the possibility of adopting a science-based policy on coal and other fossil fuel investment and the scope of AUM to which the policy applies if the policy could be adopted.
September 10, 2021 Nomura Asset Management Joins the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials
October 25, 2021 Nomura Asset Management Sets 2050 Net Zero Goal and 2030 Interim Target for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Investments
November 2, 2021 Nomura Asset Management Joins Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative
Nomura Asset Management Responsible Investment Report 2021