Our strategy for achieving SDGs

Fulfill our role as a securities company to achieve the SDGs.

Seiji Nakata
President and CEO, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

September 2015
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. 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.

February 2018
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.

April 2018
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.

May 2018
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)."

May 2019
Announcement of SDGs 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 “Vision 2030”.
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 (SDGs 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-."

May 2020
Announcement of SDGs Promotion KPIs for FY2020

We have only 10 years left before 2030, the deadline for achieving the SDGs. Aiming to build a “Daiwa version of an SDG value chain” that generates a sustainable flow of funds, in order to accelerate the initiatives of our SDGs promotion action plan, we have set SDGs promotion KPIs for each action theme for this fiscal year, and have started trial operation. Based on these KPIs, we monitored the status of progress and made revisions if necessary, aiming for full-scale operation in the following fiscal year and beyond.

April 2021
Announcement of the management vision “Vision 2030”and the Medium-term Management Plan (FY2021-FY2023) "Passion for the Best" 2023

Moving forward to 2030, we formulated and announced the management vision “Vision 2030” in May 2021 for all executives and employees to share what Daiwa Securities Group wants to be and what the Group should be, and to work as one on the creation of shared values. “Vision 2030” takes as its core concept “From savings to SDGs” and, through this Vision, the Group intends to realize the SDGs by creating a sustainable capital cycle.
The Medium-term Management Plan "Passion for the Best" 2023 maps out strategies for the first three years toward the realization of “Vision 2030”.
Daiwa Securities Group will continue to contribute to the creation of a sustainable and prosperous society.

FY2018-FY2020
Previous Medium-Term
Management Plan

FY2021-FY2023

FY2021-FY2023 New Medium-Term Management Plan
“Passion for the Best” 2023

The best partner for co-creating the future
~Be with you~

Basic Policies

Achieving “Customer First” &
“Quality No.1”

Creation of a new capital
recycling system through a
hybrid strategy

Pursuing the best mix of digital and real

Initiatives in sustainability

Corporate strategy
Financial & capital/Risk management/
Compliance/HR/Overseas

Maximize value
and benefits to all
stakeholders

Basic Policies

Providing high value added
solutions through the use of
our “Quality No. 1”
consulting capabilities

Providing new value as an
integrated securities group
with a hybrid business model

Digital transformation

Daiwa Securities Group’s management vision “Vision 2030” and Materiality Daiwa Securities Group’s management vision “Vision 2030” and Materiality

In the Medium-term Management Plan "Passion for the Best" 2023, we have incorporated an SDGs perspective as the basis of our business strategy, and have continued to adopt and will further strengthen the basic policies of “achieving Customer First & Quality No.1” and “creating a new capital recycling system through a hybrid strategy.” In light of the increased importance of promotion of digital transformation (DX), we have also set “pursuing the best mix of digital and real” as the third pillar.
In addition to these three basic policies, we have established the slogan of staying close to customers and becoming “The best partner for co-creating the future -Be with you-.”
We will further step up our sustainability initiatives, including SDGs and ESG initiatives, and corporate strategies at head office divisions as the foundations that support individual strategies.

SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals)

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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.