Everything Nomura does through the bank’s award winning community investment program is focused towards one end goal: helping disadvantaged young people break through the limitations of their environment and raising their aspirations to reach new goals.
To have the most impact, Nomura has developed a focused approach to its programs and supports those initiatives which deliver the most meaningful, sustainable results to everyone involved. Thanks to the support from all levels of the bank, and the way that activities are embedded throughout the business, Nomura has created a range of activities and initiatives which are changing the lives of thousands of young people in neighbouring communities.
In London alone, 40% of staff currently volunteer, benefiting over 21 organizations. Join us and we will encourage you to get involved in this important aspect of Nomura's culture. We encourage ideas for volunteer activities and only fund projects suggested by employees. Examples of our award winning partnerships include:
We partner with Oaklands Secondary School, in Tower Hamlets, and Southwark Park Primary School, in Bermondsey. Our partnerships help develop aspirations, support learning and reward achievement for students and teaching staff. Our work includes employee engagement programs, volunteer schemes, work experience placements, an annual art competition, award events, training days, revision classes and much more.
"As a School Governor for Oaklands School, I encourage all employees to support the school and have a positive impact on the next generation. Our employees have genuinely changed the lives of dozens of Oaklands’ students."
Malcolm Horton, Global Head of Recruitment and Programs at Nomura and Member of Oaklands' Governing Body
Every two years, our people vote online for their chosen London charity partner. Each charity partner is chosen for its ability to help us with our commitment to supporting young people in the UK.
Our current charity partner is St Giles Trust which provides radical, effective and innovative solutions in helping many young people get their lives back on track. With Nomura’s help, St Giles Trust will be able to train over 100 new peer advisors, who in turn will support up to 5,000 disadvantaged young people in London each year.
2011-2013: Rainbow Trust
Over the two year partnership, Nomura raised over £550,000 through a variety of employee-led activities for Rainbow Trust, which will be used to develop a Central London team of support workers. Our 2012 summer interns took part in the Accumulator Challenge, which involved interns working in small teams with a budget of £50 to produce a product or service for a summer fair event at Angel Lane. The interns demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, creativity and sales skills, resulting in £5,262 being raised.
The Nomura Charitable Trust was established in 2009 to build philanthropic giving across the region and invest in future generations. The Trust does this by funding charities which open up new opportunities for disadvantaged young people living in poverty, deprivation and high risk situations.
The Trust only considers organisations referred by Nomura employees. We fund charities which focus on educational achievement, employability potential and the aspirations of disadvantaged children and young people – defined as up to 19 year olds living in poverty, deprivation and high risk situations.
Nomura operates a matched giving program since 1999. We will match donations up to a cap when an employee fundraises for a UK registered charity.
Nomura has a strong corporate commitment to sustainability, a commitment driven by senior management and employees alike.
We promote reuse, recycling and waste reduction of materials and resources. Initiatives include power save modes to lighting and printers, a grey water system and photo voltaic cells producing electricity. Environmental Reps, inspired by our continued efforts to improve the environment continue to come up with innovative ways to make further improvements, particularly in the areas of energy saving and waste reduction.