Is Short Selling Sustainable?

    While SFDR is still fresh in investors’ agenda and the Reddit-Game Stop story hasn’t yet been completely archived by the market’s short-term memory, we decided to take a fresh look at the sustainability of short selling. Our ‘snap’ column goes further into who is to blame.

    Also in the news, we noticed an interesting report on children rights in Southeast Asia, by Stockholm-headquartered Global Child Forum which warns that “there is much room – and great need – for improvement”, particularly in the Apparel and Retail industry. Elsewhere, Climate Action 100+ released its first-ever benchmark evaluating the corporate ambition and actions of the largest greenhouse gas emitters.

    In Denmark, Lærernes Pension confirmed its commitment to 10% of the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity (REGIO) GEM Bond Fund’s assets. Meanwhile, in Sweden, Länsförsäkringar has announced the funding of a new research project that applies artificial intelligence to responsible investment called “ESG prediction” to identify companies with high sustainability risks.

    We also noted an interesting analysis on carbon pricing published by State Street‘s Active Fundamental Equities team.


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    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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