Länsförsäkringar Opens Kimono on Green Bond Investments

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Swedish insurance group Länsförsäkringar announced the launch of a new and highly transparent window onto its green bond investments. A dedicated area on the company’s website will be showcase quarterly updated graphs and aggregate information about the group’s investment across portfolios.

    Currently, the page displays a phenomenal growth in green bond holdings, starting from almost nothing in 2015 and reaching close to SEK 6 billion at the end of the first half of this year.

    Source: Länsförsäkringar

    Länsförsäkringar also provides an insight into the kind of positive impact the green bond portfolio aims to contribute to, with a chart showing which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the green bonds address. Unsurprisingly, goals 7 (clean energy), 11 (sustainable cities) and 13 (climate action) are the goals that have received most contributions from the green bond investments.

    Source: Länsförsäkringar

    Last but not least, the group provides full transparency with a list of all the green bonds holdings in both Swedish and English, including the attribution of SDGs for each issue. To save you some time, we have scanned the list and found out that the corporate bond contributing to Goal 2 (No hunger) is a green issue from Swedbank which supports sustainable agriculture.

    Later this year, Länsförsäkringar will also disclose an estimate of the green bond portfolio’s climate benefits.


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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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