Nomura Research Institute joins WBCSD

Nomura Research Institute has today joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Geneva, 28 January 2019: Nomura Research Institute is a leading think-tank and systems integrator in Japan. As the largest Japanese IT consulting firm, it focuses on four key business segments: consulting services; financial IT solutions for insurance, banking, asset management and securities; industrial IT solutions for clients in the distribution, manufacturing and service sectors; and IT platform services and networks.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Nomura Research Institute was established in 1965 and has a strong global presence via its overseas subsidiaries and 38 offices across China, India, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. The group employs over 15,000 people worldwide.

By connecting with WBCSD’s network of forward-thinking businesses across a variety of sectors, Nomura Research Institute can make a real impact on global corporate sustainability.  

NRI President & CEO Shingo Konomoto stated the following upon joining WBCSD: “As a member of WBCSD we are pleased to be working toward a sustainable future society together with global leading companies. In essence, our NRI corporate philosophy of ‘Dream Up the Future’ is aligned with the approach of the Sustainable Development Goals. Utilizing the strengths and expertise of NRI, we will work together with other WBCSD member companies while aiming to solve social problems and build a sustainable future society through the co-creation of social value.”

WBCSD President and CEO Peter Bakker welcomed NRI as a new member: “WBCSD is pleased to welcome NRI as our newest member. NRI has expressed a clear commitment towards the creation of a sustainable future, and they are extremely well-placed to support and advance the efforts of WBCSD and its wider membership to realize the transformative ambitions of the SDGs. NRI’s unique business model combines both consulting and IT services and has a key role to play in developing new solutions to complex global challenges such as climate change and the future of work.”