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    ESG, Biodiversity, Inflation, Biases & the Rise of China

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Every year since 2019, the CFA Societies in the Nordics have come together to organise the Nordic Investment Conference. After a...

    Major Banks & AMs on Texan ESG Blacklist

    Earlier this year NordSIP covered the apparent disconnection between BlackRock’s corporate level net-zero commitment and reported communication with clients and other stakeholders behind the scenes.  The firm seemed to be attempting a delicate balancing act with a view to retaining clients while edging towards compliance with the goals of global climate agreements.  Meanwhile, BlackRock has found itself on an ESG blacklist published by the State of Texas’ comptroller of Public Accounts.

    Swedish Agency Helps Government Tackle Climate Transition

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – The Swedish Government, whichever political constellation the upcoming elections result in, is expected to deliver a comprehensive long-term climate policy action...

    MiFID II Goes Sustainable

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Starting this month, financial advisers in the EU have some new rules to adhere to. On 2 August 2022, the amended...

    Earth Overshoot Day Back to 2018 Date

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Today, the Global Footprint Network (GFN) announced that humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services has already exceeded what planet Earth...

    Investors and Academics Join Forces Against Greenwashing

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – On June 30, 2022 NordSIP reported on Eurosif’s concerns regarding the confusion generated by Financial Market Participants (FMPs) tending to use...

    G7 Yields Underwhelming Climate Results

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – On 28 June, the world’s most powerful leaders wrapped up the latest round of G7 talks in German Elmau. While restating...

    Sustainable Private Assets – Round Table Insights

    Celebrity weddings are well-known for their prenuptial agreements (or “prenups”), which are intended to help the happy couple negotiate the potentially bumpy road ahead. ...

    EU Committees Object to Calling Gas and Nuclear Green

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Discussions are heating up in Brussels ahead of the upcoming vote on the European Commission’s proposal to include specific nuclear and...

    Stockholm+50, the Aftermath

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – The idea of Stockholm+50, a UN Environment Conference to commemorate and follow up the very first UN Global Environment Conference held...

    First Impressions from Stockholm +50

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - In June 1972, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment brought the representatives of 113 countries together in Stockholm to...

    EU Parliament Ready to Negotiate Green Bond Standards

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Following the proposal of the European Commission for a regulation on European green bonds in July 2021, the members of the...

    Do We Need Chief Sustainability Officers?

    The governance structures within investment organisations are having to evolve to keep pace with sustainability’s rise to the top of the risk/return agenda.  The...

    Taking the Plunge into Nature Positive Investing

    In this Simply Said series on biodiversity, we have sought to identify the scale and significance of the problem, understand nature-related risks in investors’...

    Sustainability – Back in the Room and Ready for Action

    There was palpable energy in the room as the investment industry gathered in London on April 26th for a post-pandemic rarity – a live...

    Protein Transition: Can Science & the Business of Food Solve our...

    The question on many people’s minds is whether current food systems can meet humanity’s future nutritional demands. People can be fed, but whether they can be fed sustainably and maintain a healthy lifestyle depends on a major transformation of the food industry.

    The Culmination of IPCC’s Scientific Trilogy

    On 4 April, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the third instalment of its Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).  Whereas the first two working groups examined climate change from the physical science basis and impacts, and adaptation and vulnerability respectively, the contributions of Working Group III are dedicated to the topic of climate change mitigation.

    Looking for Portfolio Risk in the Wilderness

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – In the first of our series of articles on biodiversity and natural capital, we reminded ourselves of the basic concepts involved...

    Biodiversity: the Crisis Hiding in Your Portfolio

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – 2022 is expected to be the year investment in nature finally hits the headlines.  Biodiversity loss is a key priority at...

    Women Investors Welcome More Women Investors

    There is no lack of studies showing that women investors consistently outperform their male counterparts. It is hardly surprising, as, on average, they tend...

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