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The Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI)

i) Nomura Asset Management is a Signatory to the UN PRI

The United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment Initiative (UN PRI) was launched in 2006 by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. This initiative comprises the six principles listed below. These principles provide a framework to incorporate environmental, social and corporate governance issues into mainstream investment decision-making. By applying these principles, institutional investors are encouraged to better align their investment activities with broader objectives of society.
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., including its international subsidiary companies, (collectively referred to as "Nomura Asset Management" hereafter) has agreed to the basic philosophy behind the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment ("UN PRI") and became a signatory to these principles on 1st March 2011.

The Principles for Responsible Investment (quoted from the UN PRI website)

  1. 1.We will incorporate ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making processes.
  2. 2.We will be active owners and incorporate ESG issues into our ownership policies and practices.
  3. 3.We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues by the entities in which we invest.
  4. 4.We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within the investment industry.
  5. 5.We will work together to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.
  6. 6.We will each report on our activities and progress towards implementing the Principles.

ii) Our Recognition of Responsible Investment

Nomura Asset Management agrees with the principles and will work towards implementing them within the framework of its fiduciary responsibilities. We believe our investment activities are in line with these principles and will enhance the understanding of the companies in which we invest of the importance of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues, and will also help to raise corporate value over the long term. As such, Nomura Asset Management aims to fulfill its social responsibilities as an institutional investor and as a UN PRI signatory.