At Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. (Nikko AM), sustainability is at the core of everything we do. Across our firm, we integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into our investment management processes; we incorporate diversity and inclusion (D&I) considerations into every employee-related decision we make; and we are invested in protecting our planet through numerous initiatives at our offices, in the neighbourhoods where we operate, and beyond.

We are all determined to see our firm run responsibly and sustainably — for the long-term benefit of our clients, our employees, our communities, and our world.



Committed to diversity, equality, and the environment

At Nikko AM, corporate responsibility is at the heart of our culture. Our employees in every region are committed to greater sustainability where we work and in our world. Our sustainability efforts are focused on the three pillars of D&I, reducing inequalities, and environment & climate. We collaborate globally on initiatives related to these areas, as well as relevant SDGs, while also acting locally in our communities.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value diversity. By employing people of different races, genders, ages, abilities, sexual orientations, and religions, Nikko AM has become a much stronger organisation. Several working groups — including those on women’s empowerment, the LGBT community, racial equality, and disabilities — have been established across all regions to ensure our D&I efforts are consistently evolving and improving.

Reducing Inequality

As a global firm, we are in a position to make meaningful contributions to reducing inequalities in our communities and in other parts of the world. Our employees take part in a variety of volunteer activities, and give to charities and disaster relief. Nikko AM has partnered with UNHCR in Japan to support education for refugee children.

Environment and Climate

Protection of the environment has been a primary consideration for every decision we make at our firm. We revamped our (group-wide) environmental policy in October 2021. Having been certified as carbon neutral since 2018, going forward, by the year 2030, we aim to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions attributed by our business operations by 40% compared to our 2019 level.

Embedding ESG into our investment strategies

Having launched Japan’s first socially responsible investment fund in 1999, Nikko AM is an ESG pioneer in Asia. All the investment teams at our offices around the world have worked to integrate ESG principles and sustainability into our investment processes. We believe that attention to ESG is inherent to long-term value creation.

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Global Equity

The Global Equity team finds purpose-led Future Quality companies that can attain the best returns on capital. We believe that the market will allocate capital to companies addressing society’s problems, and that they are best placed to sustain relatively higher returns.

Global Fixed Income

ESG is considered across the Global Fixed Income team’s entire offering and is applied at the screening & research and portfolio construction stages. An example is our Global Green Bond strategy which invests in bonds from issuers with the strongest sustainability credentials.

U.S. Investment

On the US investment team, we believe that ESG factors are inherent to long-term value creation. We view ESG analysis as both return-enhancing and risk-mitigating, so incorporating this appropriately in the investment process when ESG factors are material to investor value is consistent with our fiduciary duty.

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Walking the talk

As a firm, Nikko AM continually innovates and makes every effort to become more sustainable. Putting their expertise into practice, our investment professionals regularly provide insights that address ESG and investment. We feature a selection of our thought leadership articles and post the latest sustainability-related developments at our firm.

news 28 October 2021

Nikko AM TCFD 2020 Report

In our third annual report, we analyse the impact of climate change on our operating results and financial positions in the 2020 calendar year, focusing on the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)’s recommendations with respect to governance, strategy, risk management and metrics and targets.

news 6 October 2021

Nikko AM Revamps Environmental Policy

Nikko Asset Management (Nikko AM) has just revamped its Environmental Policy, with a framework aligning all of the firm’s offices around the world in how to consider environmental factors when conducting business. The policy also sets a firm target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commits to disclosing regular progress updates towards that target.

insights 13 May 2021

Net zero carbon: Is it all just hot air?

"Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing", quipped Oscar Wilde. He wasn’t far off the truth when it comes to the cost of progress. Certainly, humanity has progressed substantially in the post-industrial era. But this has come at the cost of the environment. Economic development and wealth creation arising from industrialisation resulted in a rapid increase in energy usage, and a concomitant increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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The responsibility that guides us

As an asset management company, Nikko AM acts as a fiduciary on behalf of our clients, and we are firmly committed to putting their interests first. Fiduciary responsibility is the highest guiding theme for our corporate values and actions.

We strongly believe that considering ESG principles in all of our investment processes is an integral part of our fiduciary duty; ESG factors are inherent to long-term corporate value creation and contribute to the realisation of sustainable economic growth.

In order to provide high-quality financial services that truly meet clients’ needs, Nikko AM will always strive to act in the spirit of fiduciary and ESG principles. We continually innovate and make every effort to further improve our firm.

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