NOMURA BANKER SPEAKS OUT FOR IMPACT INVESTING

Bankers are getting on board with impact investing, finding innovative ways to use their skills and experiences for social good. Inés Noé is one such banker championing the impact investing movement within Nomura International Hong Kong. “I am ready to use my skills in a new and rewarding manner,” says Noé. What is drawing her in?

Although the idea of social investing in Hong Kong and China is still in its nascent stages, bankers are getting on board with the idea of rechanneling their skills and experience towards initiatives of social good. Inés Noé is one such banker looking to take part in the movement.

“After many years working both in banking and in law, I am ready to use my skills in a new and rewarding manner,” says Noé.

Noé, Managing Director of Debt Origination at Nomura International in Hong Kong, is striving to get involved in the impact investing sphere on both corporate and personal levels. She believes that bankers have a lot to offer this up-and-coming space.

“Bankers can bring their execution experience and know-how to SEs to prepare them for the impact investment market,” she says.

As an intrapreneur championing a movement towards impact investing within Nomura, Noé is spreading the word among the banking community.

“The economics are there – it’s just a matter of time. I am trying to make sure that people at Nomura are aware of the growth and development of the impact investment market so we can match these investment opportunities with SEs, whether for-profit or not-for-profit.”