For Your Dreams - Daiwa Securities Group Children’s Smile Project
Outline of the Project
Since 2017, the Daiwa Securities Group has been working on the "For Your Dreams - Daiwa Securities Group Children’s Smile Project" to help solve the problem of child poverty.
Why do we support the future of children?
"The financial and capital markets are a symbol of capitalism, and its benefit securities companies have been receiving. Meanwhile, capitalism can generate a disparity, becoming a cause for child poverty, which is a distortion of society. For this reason, we recognize the need to contribute to solving the poverty issue by using sound profits that we have gained from our core businesses.
Progressively declining birthrates and an aging population resulting in a decreased number of children shouldering Japan’s future will significantly affect the sustainable growth of the country.
Child poverty generates many side effects, such as inadequate education, possibly leading to a situation where the children shouldering the future of Japan cannot acquire enough qualities as members of society."
Eradicating child poverty is an extremely challenging goal that cannot be achieved overnight. However, we must now work to improve the environment surrounding children and break the chains of poverty.
Disparity in Children’s Environment at Present
The following report from Daiwa Institute of Research shows the degree of severity of child poverty issues in Japan at present.
Daiwa Securities Group Future Support Bonds Child Support Group Sustainable Fund
The Daiwa Securities Group decided to donate \102.5 million of the total amount raised through the issuance of bonds (nicknamed “Daiwa Securities Group Future Support Bonds”) in June 2020 to the “Daiwa Securities Group Future Support Bonds Child Support Group Sustainable Fund,” which was established in collaboration with the Public Resources Foundation.
Daiwa Securities Group Child Support Fund for Bright Future
The Daiwa Securities Group has created “Daiwa Securities Group Child Support Fund for a Bright Future” in collaboration with Public Resources Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation. The Fund is designed to improve the environment for children and break the chains of poverty. It assists groups supporting children’s future.
Santa Charity Program
Since 2017, we have been implementing a Santa Charity Program—an initiative in which executives, employees, and former members of Daiwa Securities Group donate Christmas presents to children. Contributions collected under the Program are used to purchase assorted snacks and toys and donated to children’s homes, livelihood support facilities for fatherless families, and NPOs supporting children across Japan. The donations are made through the Public Resources Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation.