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    Corporate Swindles Repeated (CSR)

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a nice concept.  Companies make their money providing useful goods and services while being fine corporate citizens, taking care of the society and environment...

    Swift Solution to the Climate Crisis

    “World's first year-long breach of key 1.5C warming limit” reads the BBC News headline this morning.  Perhaps just as troubling are the two hyperlinks below the headline, which ask:...

    What Evil Lurks in Your ESG-Screened Portfolio?

    The Laundromat has disappeared down a plastic-bottled-mineral-water rabbit hole. It started with plastic waste.  As the world focuses on reducing fossil fuel use in the energy and transport sectors, it...

    EU Calls Time on Eco-Babble

    The trials and tribulations of the Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCM) over the past 12 months have been well covered in NordSIP, including in this column.  Many of the carbon...

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    Partner Article 9 Review: the Winners & Losers of 2023

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Following up on our coverage of the performance of Nordic-based equity and fixed-income funds classified under Article 9 of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosures...

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    NORDSIP INSIGHTS - Impact Handbook 2023

    An Evolving EM Strategy for a Changing World

    an interview with Fiona Manning, Premier Miton

    Going Sustainable with Green Bonds

    by Philippe Kybourg ETF & Index Fund Investment Analytics
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    The Impact Benefits of Scaling SMEs in Africa

    an interview with Zain Latif and Isaac Marshall, TLG Capital

    Cardano and CFM: An Impactful Collaboration

    an interview with Sebastiaan Masselink and Georges Beukering, Cardano

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    Japan Issues Inaugural Sovereign Climate Transition Bond

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - On Thursday, February 8th, the government of Japan, via the country's central bank, launched its Climate Transition Bond with an inaugural transaction worth JPY800 billion (US$5.5 billion) in ten-year bonds. This transaction was first announced by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at...

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    Swedish Banks Off Net-Zero Track

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – The financed emissions and lack of consistent transition policies of the five largest banks active on the Swedish market put them...

    Sweden Slips Down Corruption Rankings

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Anti-corruption non-governmental organisation (NGO) Transparency International published its 2023 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on January 30th.  While the Nordic Region continue...

    Have Insurers Got Climate Change Covered?

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Insurance companies have had a long history of involvement with climate action.  A business model with inherent “skin in the game”...

    Top Global Risks Revealed

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – The annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland of the global great and the good under the auspices of the World Economic Forum...

    Big Four Managers Neglecting Stewardship

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Significant weaknesses in the current stewardship of institutional portfolios have been exposed in the latest Voting Matters 2023 report from ShareAction. ...

    Can Smart ESG Balance Tracking Error and Impact?

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - As ESG investors look forward to 2024, finding ways to overcome the challenges of investing sustainably will be foremost on their...

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    Maximising Impact of Article 9 Funds

    In recent years, the EU has launched some truly innovative and ambitious regulatory initiatives, from the EU Taxonomy, to the SFDR and MiFID II, all seeking to channel capital flows toward sustainable investments. As with all pioneering projects, however, it takes time and expertise to translate the interlinked regulatory...

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