The Week in Green – August 20th Edition

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US Roadmap & Water Matters

As we head back to school in the Nordics, the US SIF Foundation publishes a comprehensive roadmap for asset managers on how to implement sustainable investment practices. The paper contains useful guidelines on how to set up a board oversight, how to select data, as well as measuring and managing impact.

Storebrand Asset Management kept its sustainable investment team busy in the hot summer months as evidenced by the report published in partnership with Norwegian Church Aid about water. It presents some practical risk management issues and points out the importance of parterships when aiming at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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NordSIP also caught up with Anna Reuterskiöld at Nordea Debt Capital Market and talked about what questions are likely to keep the debate alive in the sustainable bond market.

Heard on E-Street

In Finland, Mika Leskinen, well known for having driven the responsible investment efforts at Pohjola Asset Management, moved to the S-Pankki financial group to head asset manager FIM‘s Responsible Investment team. It is notoriously difficult to find talent in the area sustainability, as reported by the Financial Times.

Asian investors seem to be jumping on the sustainable investment train as illustrated by the success of a sustainable cross-asset portfolio launched by UBS Wealth Management last April.

Famous Last Words

“In New York we clean up after our dogs but we don’t clean up after ourselves in the same way, resulting in massive waste flows, in industrial pollution, in toxic emissions and in air pollution, which is poisoning the atmosphere.” says American economist Jeffrey Sachs at a Swedish seminar on the implementation of the sustainable development goals. (We Don’t Have Time)

Best wishes for a fresh start!

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