The Week in Green

February 8th Edition

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An Eventful Week

Stockholm (NordSIP) – NordSIP has been running from event to event this week with the mission to report the best insights.

On Tuesday, NordSIP’s own Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson moderated a panel at Norrsken’s House, hosted by Phenix Capital, during which AP3‘s Head of External Management Claudia Stanghellini and the Swedish Church‘s Head of Responsible Investment Gunnela Hahn discussed different approaches to achieve impact. On Thursday at the Hållbara Finanser conference, we listened to the Swedish Minister for Financial Markets, Per Bolund, talk about his to-do list.

As promised, we summarised a great discussion from last week’s round table hosted by Danske Bank and the Climate Bonds Initiative on sustainable finance taxonomy, including comments from moderator Manuel Adamini, as well as Kommuninvest‘s Björn Bergstrand, Vasakronan portfolio manager Johan Fredriksson and mortgage provider Enkla‘s Marcus Widegren.

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NordSIP also caught up with AP4‘s Investment Strategist, Marcus Svedberg, who talked about the fund’s integration of sustainable investing principles, and outlined its ambitions going forward.

In the news, we find that Norges Bank Investment Management has slashed its allocation to green external mandates. Meanwhile, in Finland, pension fund Varma updated its exclusion list. After the tragic accident in Brazil at Brumadinho, AP1 to 4 proposed the creation of an independent classification system for monitoring the safety risks of mining companies’ waste ponds.

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