The Week in Green

    New Appointments

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – As we bid the winter goodbye (or we hope we did), new positions are filled. This morning, AP1 announced the appointment of Magdalena Håkansson previously at MSCI Research, as Head of Sustainable Value Creation. Meanwhile, we caught up with Karine Hirn, founding partner at Stockholm-headquartered emerging and frontier market specialist manager East Capital. After her recent appointment as Chief Sustainability Officer, she explains to us what it means and what she expects to achieve.

    Elsewhere, Brunno Maradei becomes the new Global Head of ESG at Aegon Asset Management. He shares what he believes his team’s key challenges will be in the short term. Meanwhile, we also sat down with Ortec Finance‘s Willemijn Verdegaal and Lisa Eichler who propose a way to evaluate climate risk in investment strategies, an essential model that takes climate into account at the systemic level.

    “Time’s up for inequality,” according to a recent paper by UBS Asset Management, which exhibits research that shows substantial benefits to gender diversity for the economy as a whole and financial returns in particular.

    The Green bond market saw two new issues. RBC issued the first Euro Green bond from Canada, and Norwegian energy company Sogn og Fjordane Energi AS launched a dark-green Cicero rated NOK 400 million issue for hydropower and green construction projects.

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    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA
    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA
    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA is Editor-in-Chief for NordSIP and Managing Director for Big Green Tree Media. She has 18 years of experience in the asset management industry in Stockholm, London and Geneva, including as a long/short equity hedge fund portfolio manager, and buy-side analyst, but also as CFO and COO in several asset management firms. Aline holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a License in Economic Sciences from the University of Geneva.

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