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    Everyone knows how difficult a year 2022 was for global equity managers and even more so for the Article-9 peer group who struggled to outperform their plain vanilla counterparts, as their sustainable choices drove them away from the energy sector. We decided to have a closer look at the Swedish universe of Article 9 funds and compared the relative performance of the 9 global equity funds we identified. Filipe obtained comments from all of them, including at Swedbank Robur, Navigera, CB Fonder, SEB Investment Management, Storebrand Asset Management and Penser Fonder.

    In the Sustainable Bond market, the Nordics remained resilient in 2022, as Nordea‘s Jacob MichaelsenDanske‘s Lars MacKey and Swedbank‘s Elin Larsson explained.

    After the recent awkwardness in the carbon credit market, we had to redress the balance. Aline talked to Massimo Di Biaggio at ClimatePartner‘s Stockholm office to find out why he still believes in the necessity of a well-functioning carbon offset market. Also in Sweden, Julia caught up with KPMG‘s Marie Baumgarts who will be joining the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance.

    This week’s Snap celebrates Janet Yellen‘s yelling which triggered the resignation of a denying climate denier. Also in the US, the war on ‘Woke Capitalism’ continues with Republicans creating a Financial Services Committee Republican ESG Working Group. In the Laundromat, meanwhile, Richard examines the findings of the New Climate Institute‘s Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor 2023. Find out how H&M and Maersk, the two Nordic companies in the report, fared in comparison with the other 22.

    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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