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International Initiatives and Certifications

Signatory to PRI and UNEP FI

NREAM has become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment(PRI) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in December 2017 based on the idea that asset management considering ESG is essential to the sustainable growth of the asset value.

For more information, please refer to PRI website.

For more information, please fefer to UNEP FI website.

Support for TCFD Recommendations

In July 2020, NREAM expressed its support for the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) launched by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) for the purpose of discussing the disclosures of climate-related financial information and the responses by financial institutions, and also decided to participate in the TCFD Consortium which is a group of domestic companies that supports TCFD recommendations.

For more information, please refer to TCFD website.

Participation in Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)

NREAM has joined Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) which is a network of various non-state actors such as companies, local governments, organizations and NGOs actively engaged in climate action.

For more information, please refer to JCI website.

Signatory to PFA21

NREAM has become a signatory to the Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century (PFA21) in July 2019. PFA21 was established in October 2011 as a guideline for financial institutions seeking to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in shaping a sustainable society, with the Ministry of Environment taking on the role of secretariat.

For more information, please refer to PFA21 website.

NREAM Received Minister of the Environment Award from PFA21 in FY2019

NREAM received Minister of the Environment Award in the general category from PFA21 as the most excellent efforts in fiscal year 2019.

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The Most Excellent Efforts in Fiscal Year 2019,
Minister of the Environment Award in the General Category.

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The certification and registration for an Environmental Management System (EMS)
by the third party as the first J-REIT (EcoAction21)(※).
※For more information, please refer to “Certification and Registration for
EcoAction 21 Program, Environmental Management System (EMS) in Japan” below this page.

NREAM Received Minister of the Environment Award from PFA21 in FY2019

For more information, please refer to the selection results.

Participation in GRESB Membership

GRESB is an annual benchmarking assessment to measure ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) integration of real estate companies and funds, as well as the name of organization which runs the assessment. It was founded in 2009 by a group of major European pension funds who played leading roles in launching Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
GRESB Real Estate Assessment does not focus on individual properties, but rather on sustainability initiatives by real estate companies, REITs and private real estate funds.
Currently, over 100 investor members use the GRESB data for selecting investment destinations and holding dialogues with their portfolio companies, and in Japan, multiple institutions, including the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), use the GRESB assessment results.
In the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, a total of 1,229 listed and unlisted real estate companies and funds participated worldwide.

For more information, please refer to GRESB website.

Participation in GRESB Membership
Nomura Real Estate Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NREAM) has become a GRESB Real Estate/ COMPANY & FUND MEMBER to better fulfill its role as an asset manager in light of the growing importance of ESG issues in the investment management industry. Having become a part of the international GRESB initiative, NREAM will engage in networking and information sharing with external corporations that implement cutting-edge ESG activities while introducing best practices undertaken in Japan to its global peers. In this way, NREAM will strive to promote sustainability.


About “4 Stars” and “Green Star” in the GRESB Real Estate Assessment
NMF received a “4 Stars” in GRESB Rating, which is based on GRESB Overall Score and its quintile position relative to global participants. NMF also won a “Green Star” designation for the fifth consecutive year by achieving high performance both in “Management Component” that evaluates policies and organizational structure for ESG promotion, and “Performance Component” that assesses environmental performance and tenant engagement of properties owned.


About an “A” Rating under the GRESB Public Disclosure Level Evaluation Scheme
We received an “A” rating for the fourth consecutive year, the highest rating given under the five-grade GRESB Public Disclosure Level evaluation scheme introduced in 2017 or our proactive information disclosure practices in connection with environmental and sustainability initiatives.


The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index is an index to represent companies with high Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) performance selected based on the data from the MSCI Japan IMI Top 700 Index. The index has been selected by the Government Pension Investment Fund (“GPIF”) as one of their ESG indices for their passive investment strategy.
MSCI reviewed the Index based on the MSCI ESG rating and market capitalization at may 2019 and NMF was included among the real estate sector of the index during their latest review. NMF sees inclusion in the index as having favorable effects to increase the liquidity of our investment units and further broaden our investor universe.


(Note) The inclusion of NMF in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of NMF by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

Certification and Registration for EcoAction 21 Program, Environmental Management System (EMS) in Japan

The EcoAction 21 Certification/Registration Program is the certification and registration system by a third party for business operators promoting environmental management based on "EcoAction 21 Guidelines" formulated by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment as part of its Environmental Management System. NMF became the first J-REIT to be certified and registered for “EcoAction 21” Program.

For more information, please refer to EcoAction 21 website (Available only in Japanese).

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