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    Platform Raises Red Flag on Taxonomy Proposal

    The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance, a body of experts advising the European Commission on green finance, published on 24 January their official feedback on the draft Taxonomy proposal circulated by the Commission on the last day of 2021.

    The Scale of Radioactive Waste Management

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Nuclear proliferation, environmental and public health concerns create a need for the establishment of well-regulated nuclear waste management processes, particularly when...

    Nordic SIFs 2022 Expectations

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Following our enquiries with the Financial Supervisory Authorities (FSAs) last week, NordSIP reached out to the Nordic Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs)...

    New Year, New Taxonomy Controversy

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - While most of us were busy popping up champagne, the European Commission chose the last hours of New Year’s Eve 2021...

    The Pros and Cons of Nuclear Power

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - The role of nuclear energy in the energy transition remains mired by controversy. In Europe, the issue remains politically charged and continues...

    Intermittency and the Appeal of Nuclear Energy

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - To boil water, nuclear power plants (NPPs) use fission to split atoms, which releases the energy binding neutrons and protons together...

    The Long and the Short of 2021

    The year started slowly and cautiously, mostly in virtual mode. To get in the mood, we listened to Skagen's 18th New Year conference where...

    EIOPA Plans for the Future

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) officially unveiled earlier this month its three-year plan, which will help integrate sustainable...

    EU Taxonomy, the First Act

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - On 9 December, the first part of the EU Taxonomy Climate delegated act was passed after the EU Council’s extended scrutiny...

    Another Delay for SFDR Level 2

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Those waiting for more details and increased regulatory clarity regarding the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will have to curb their...

    COP26 – Failures & Small Successes

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - As the COP26 ended last Saturday, no one was under any illusion as to the achievements of the 26th conference of...

    COP26 Hopes – Mobilising Capital & Net-Zero Targets

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Since the Summer, investors have been preparing for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) due to be held in...

    COP26 Hopes – Harmonising Disclosures & International Cooperation

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Two days ahead of the start of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), NordSIP reached out to asset managers and...

    Howchin Leaves Amidst Council on Ethics Restructuring

    In a press release, the first, second, third and fourth AP funds announced on October 15 that they have decided to conduct a strategic review of the Council on Ethics. Meanwhile, John Howchin, at the helm of the Council as Secretary-General for almost 12 years, announced his departure.

    Nobel-Winning Work on Climate Change

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today their decision to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 jointly to three...

    Is There an ESG Bubble?

    ESG assets might have grown anywhere between US$2 trillion and US$35 trillion between 2016 and 2020

    Bank of Finland Adopts Net-Zero Target

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - On the heels of several private institutions and governments, the Bank of Finland announced it had adopted a climate goal of...

    European Commission Publishes Green Bond Framework

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - On Tuesday, September 7th, the European Commission announced the adoption of its independently evaluated Green Bond framework. The EU intends to...

    Report Identifies 8 Channels for ESG Risks in Banks

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Understanding the nature of the ESG risks, how it affects the real economy, the role of the banking sector and how...

    ESG Integration Adoption Increases Expected Returns

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - The wide range of initiatives, international agreements and industry efforts in support of the ESG agenda has proven fertile ground for...

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