Even if it was somewhat expected at this stage, the highly controversial draft Complementary Climate Delegated Act was approved in principle by the European Commission this week, sending shockwaves among sustainable investors. Perhaps this wasn’t so surprising after all, given that we just entered the year of the tiger, which is known for encouraging bold action.
Perhaps it was also the tiger who moved people this week. AP3 found a match to head its new dedicated team of sustainability experts at Öhman Fonder. Meanwhile, Danske Bank IM promoted Oshni Arachchi to head its Active Ownership team. Triodos IM found a new Investment Relations Manager for the Nordics, Vuk Srdanovic, based in Copenhagen.
Want a couple of interesting reads? First, we summarised a webinar organised by the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance which shed some light on the impact that our collective decarbonisation efforts might have on biodiversity. We also revisited an intense breakfast event which took place late last year, courtesy of Man Group, with insights about climate data and ESG integration, put into perspective by engaging speakers. Another interesting read, out this week, is the independent study commissioned by BNY Mellon Investment Management, ‘The Pathway to Inclusive Investment: how increasing women’s participation can change the world’.
In fixed income, Alecta invested in a Blue Bond issued by the government of Belize and following last week’s DKK SSA rush, the attention of Nordic sustainable bond markets has turned to the Swedish Municipality of Helsingborg and the Region of Stockholm.
Last but not least, Corporate Knights‘ 2022 rankings of the world’s 100 most sustainable corporations highlight Denmark’s leading position with 5 corporates in the list, including both the first and second spots and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) launched a new comprehensive guidance to help private equity on the path to net-zero.