Stockholm (NordSIP) – It is quite obvious that there are many more women in sustainable investing than in the overall world of asset management. Why is that? I believe it to be a combination of factors, but it’s easy to fall into stereotypes when talking about these questions. What I want to do today, on the international day of women, is to celebrate this fact. It is truly fantastic that, at least in one area, women have managed to enter the financial industry in force. Not long ago, at a lunch event I organised on the topic, there were exactly the same number of women and men attendants. It was the first time it happened to me, in my 18-year career in finance.
It is crucial now, that we don’t let this balance slip. As Jessica Walter said in her interview, the CEO of a large financial institution recently said: “In the past, sustainability was a subject for women, but now that there is a business perspective and an importance in it, men are also getting involved.” We, women in the financial industry, must not let our advantage slip, but instead we must strengthen it, and make sure that we inspire younger women to join the ranks. That is why, I would also like to showcase the many women active in sustainable investing to inspire other women. Of course, why not? we could convince some men as well. It is, after all, a balance of genders we are targeting.