NOMURA ASSET MANAGEMENT ("we" hereafter) follows the principles outlined below in order to fulfill our fiduciary duty (Note 1) as an asset management company.
Nomura Asset Management is committed to fulfilling both our fiduciary and social responsibilities through the provision of high quality products and investment solutions that meet the performance and service expectations of our clients. At the same time, we recognize the growing importance of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) measures of company performance. The following statement summarizes our firm-wide ESG related commitments and initiatives.
Nomura Asset Management published its Responsible Investment Report 2018 in both English and Japanese language versions. This report seeks to develop a more detailed understanding of our commitment to stewardship for individual investors, investment companies, institutional investors and asset owners both within our domestic market of Japan and worldwide.
In this report, we outline our three-way approach to responsible investment, which focusses on constructive Engagement with investee companies, our long and active track record in executing our Proxy Voting responsibilities, and our firm commitment to the Integration of ESG research across all of our investment operations.