The Week in Green – December 23: Santa Comes Early

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This week, as we recovered from the flow of sustainable initiatives that coincided with the two weeks of COP in Madrid, we summed up the disappointments and glimpses of hope. We also took a closer look at Swedavia‘s latest green bond issue and wonder how green airports can really become.

We have worked relentlessly this past week to put the finishing touches to our last edition of NordSIP Insights for the year! Our 2019 Sustainable Fixed Income Handbook is ready to be devoured by your curious mind.

This edition was produced on the back of a particularly focused and insightful workshop that we held in Copenhagen on a dark afternoon of November. No less than four global asset managers partnered with us to bring their expertise together at this unique event. Whether you were able to attend or not, today, you have the opportunity to read all about it.

In this report, Northern Trust Asset Management provides a useful checklist for bond investors venturing into ESG to help them avoid a number of pitfalls they have identified.  Robeco‘s Guido Moret, meanwhile, presents how his firm’s framework works to align ESG as well as SDGs in the credit assessment process.

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M&G Investment‘s James Tomlins and Lu Yu explain the trade-offs that responsible investment engenders in credit portfolios and more specifically in the High Yield space. Last but not least, AXA Investment Managers shares the rationale behind Transition Bonds.

Last but not least, we summarized the animated discussion that followed managers presentations at the event. We come back on the notions of SDGs and engagement, and we extend the debate to include the effects of the EU taxonomy, the availability of data and the ongoing disruptions of the market.

We very much hope that you will enjoy the read! Best to download the publication and peruse while sipping a cup of glögg. We take this opportunity to thank you for your faithful readership and look forward to being in touch again next year! Meanwhile, if you want to bring joy to someone you know, why not share the gift of knowledge?
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