Our strategy for achieving SDGs
Fulfill our role as a securities company
to achieve the SDGs.
President and CEO, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Adopted SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
The SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are the 17 common goals of humankind that were created by UN member countries, various organizations and people, and adopted by the United Nations in 2015. It has been promised that each country will actively work to achieve these goals. The Daiwa Securities Group considers the SDGs to be important goals that give direction to the world, and will approach social issues as an important common language when conducting business in Japan and overseas.
Established "SDGs Promotion Committee"
In 2018, we established the SDGs Promotion Committee chaired by Seiji Nakata, President and CEO. External committee members always participate to bring in fresh ideas and cutting-edge information from outside the company, and we are making Group-wide efforts to contribute to the SDGs.
Formulation of "Medium-Term Management Plan (FY2018-FY2020) 'Passion for the Best' 2020"
In our Medium-term Management Plan "Passion for the Best" 2020, the basic policy is to "provide high value-added solutions through our No. 1 quality consulting capabilities" and "provide new value as a hybrid comprehensive securities group." We aim to be a "pioneer in the financial and capital markets that creates the future," which creates a virtuous cycle of expanding customers' assets and growing the companies that drive the Japanese economy.
We have incorporated the SDGs perspective as the basis of our business strategy in this Medium-term Management Plan.
Announcement of "Daiwa Securities Group SDGs Declaration (Passion for SDGs 2018)"
The SDGs Promotion Committee has clearly stated that we will actively promote initiatives that contribute to the SDGs through our Group business in the "Daiwa Securities Group SDGs Declaration (Passion for SDGs 2018)." The Group will deepen its efforts to achieve the SDGs based on this declaration.
Announcement of materiality and SDGs Promotion Action Plan
In order to promote the SDGs in the entire Group, we believe that not only top-down promotion but also bottom-up efforts by employees are important, and we solicited a wide range of SDGs-related initiatives and ideas from employees. When soliciting ideas, we incorporated two perspectives: Forecasting that considers what we can do now, and Backcasting that considers what we can do based on the "ideal image" of the Group in 2030, the deadline for achieving the SDGs As a result, for Forecasting we gathered more than 4,200 ideas not only from the headquarters departments, but also from branch offices in Japan, Group companies, and overseas bases. In the Backcasting approach, about 120 volunteers gathered through internal recruitment and made a proposal for the realization of the Group's 2030 vision.
We identified issues from this bottom-up initiative, and summarized them by collating them with the demands from society, which we uncovered through communication with stakeholders and the knowledge of outside experts. Then, after discussions at the SDGs Promotion Committee, we finalized the "Daiwa Securities Group's Priority Issues (Materiality)."
Furthermore, from this bottom-up initiative, we identified the matters that should be focused on to solve the priority issues, and compiled the "Passion for SDGs 2019 -Daiwa Securities Group Action Plan-."
Now, and looking to 2030
The Daiwa Securities Group will continue to make efforts to solve social issues from the perspective of the SDGs, and at the same time strive to make effective initiatives take root in the world.
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
International goals up to 2030 adopted by the United Nations Summit in September 2015. 17 goals and 169 targets were set to realize a sustainable world. The SDGs question the ideal state of not only developing countries but also advanced countries including Japan, and pledge that "No one will be left behind" in the process of the initiatives.