Stockholm (NordSIP) – Thomson Reuters hosted a successful ESG seminar on Tuesday 14 February, which was well attended. After André Chanavat from Thomson Reuters introduced the theme with a presentation of ESG as an investment strategy, Carina Lundberg Markov, Head of Corporate Governance and ESG Investments at Folksam, made an insightful presentation about the Montreal Pledge and how to measure carbon footprint.
Carl-Henrik Arosenius, Head of Investor Relations at Kommuninvest, the well know Swedish local government funding agency, painted a vivid picture of the agency’s role as a middle man in the issuing of green bonds. Nina Laakkonen, Head of Private Banking, Finland at Ålandsbanken, showed how from Åland in the Baltic Sea, innovation in credit cards is contributing to changing the habits of people, one transaction at a time.
After lunch we at NordSIP, together with our sister site HedgeNordic, had the privilidge of hosting a panel discussion with three Nordic hedge funds. Ann-Sofie Odenberg, Head of Responsible Investment at Brummer & Partners, Simon Reinius, CEO at the Swedish fund of hedge funds manager OPM and Andreas Julin, Head of Investor Relations at the equity hedge fund QQM Fund Management answered questions on how to integrate ESG in the investment process in the alternative investment space.
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