Happy Women’s Day!
This week, we put together a special feature in which we asked women why they believe the gender balance is so different in sustainable investing than in the rest of the industry. 15 women (and one man!) answered our questions. Many thanks to Gunnela Hahn, Head of Responsible and Sustainable Investing at the Church of Sweden, Claudia Stanghellini, Head of External Management at AP3, Åsa Wallenberg, CEO of SPP Fonder, Sara Chance, Founder of Arkney Limited, Tove Bångstad, Head of Nordics at Amundi, Irene Mastelli, Director Advisory at Phenix Capital, Annika Winsth, Chief Economist Sweden at Nordea, Alessia Falsarone Risk and Sustainability Officer, Vision+, Maria Elena Drew, Director of Research, T. Rowe Price, Helena Levander, Chair, Nordic Investor Services, Anna Jönsson, Institutional Sales, Storebrand, Carina Silberg, Head of Sustainability, Alecta, Annika Andersson, non-executive board member, Zoe Charny, Head of Marketing, TOBAM, Angelica Lips da Cruz, founder ALDC Partnership, Carina Lundberg Markow Chief Strategist, Responsible Investments, Folksam, and of course, last but not least, Christian Salow Managing Director at altii GmbH.
Back to the news this week, we congratulate the winner of the CFA Society Sweden ESG price, which was given out last night during the society’s annual Forecast Dinner at Fotografiska in Stockholm. From the world of Green Bonds, SPP Fonder’s Helena Lindahl just came back from the Climate Bonds Conference in London, and shared the key insights she collected there.
BMO Global Asset Management launched a new fund this week, which will focus on engagement along the SDGs, while Private Equity manager Summa Equity closed its second SDG fund. At the same time, BlackRock launched six decarbonised ETFs.
Meanwhile, we took at closer look at the Shareholders Right Directive II (SRD II) and what it means for the future of sustainability. We also dug into a report from ClimateWise which shows how the investment industry can learn from lessons issurers are drawing on the risk management of climate change.