Corporate Social Responsibility

Statement by Daiwa Securities Group:

We believe that the Daiwa Securities Group has a corporate social responsibility (CSR) to contribute to society through our core businesses. It is important that each and every employee is always aware of social issues in his or her everyday work. We actively promote CSR awareness among all employees and publicize our CSR activities to our stakeholders to increase awareness of these efforts within the community.

More information about the Group’s commitment and initiatives relating to Corporate Social Responsibility are available here.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited is passionate about contributing to the community around it and actively encourages staff engagement.

For example, as part of the Daiwa Group, the firm promotes and distributes “Vaccine Bonds” – bonds that raise money from Japanese investors to fund immunisations for children in the world’s poorest countries. The firm is proud to work with the World Bank, the International Finance Facility for Immunisation Company (IFFIm) and the GAVI Alliance on the issue of these bonds. For news and press releases on these issues, see here.

Through an active internal Charity Committee, donations to charities are made throughout the year and staff are encouraged to participate in fund-raising activities both internally and externally. The company supports two charities of the year annually.

Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation

The company is proud of its support for the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, which is a UK charity, established in 1988 with a generous benefaction from Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. The Foundation’s purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan.

It does this by:

  • making grants available to individuals, institutions and organisations to promote links between the UK and Japan in all fields of activity
  • enabling British and Japanese students and academics to further their education through exchanges and other bilateral initiatives
  • awarding of Daiwa Scholarships for British graduates to study and undertake work placements in Japan
  • organising a year-round programme of events to increase understanding of Japan in the UK

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, the London-based headquarters, acts as a centre for UK-Japan relations in Britain by offering a wide programme of seminars, exhibitions and book launches as well as meeting rooms for Japan-related activities and facilities for visiting academics.

Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Limited supports the foundation in various ways throughout the year and encourages staff attendance at its many events and forums.