Governance and Engagement in the Time of COVID19

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to lay waste to lives and financial markets across the world, it is easy to overlook...

Pope Francis Declares a Climate Emergency

Stockholm (NordSIP) - At the end of last week the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, declared a climate emergency, endorsing the 1.5C...

Danish Pension Funds Return to PRI

Stockholm (NordSIP) - PensionDanmark has rejoined the UN Principles for Responsible Investment PRI. Industriens Pension also submitted its application to rejoin on July 3rd...

UBS Unveils First Euro Stoxx 50 ESG ETF

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS Asset Management launched a new ETF based on the Euro STOXX 50 ETF. With Euro 31.3bn ETF assets tracking it...

NEC Pushes TCFD Reporting Framework

Stockholm (NordSIP) - According to the annual report of the Nordic Engagement Cooperation (NEC), awareness of improved reporting on climate change is on the...

AP7 Moves to Implement Green Mandates

Stockholm (NordSIP) – AP7, the largest pension fund in Sweden, is transferring €290 million from stocks deemed to be in violation of the Paris...

SEK250m Investment in ‘Green Diesel’ to Create Jobs

Stockholm (NordSIP) – The owners of the Swedish company SunPine, a producer of environmentally compatible products based on sustainable forestry, have decided to invest...

Mining Accident in Brazil Triggers Investor Initiative

NordSIP (Stockholm) – Following an accident at a Vale-owned mine in Brumadinho, in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the first four Swedish AP...

CEIF: Int’l Org’s Voice Support for Green Energy Initiative

Stockholm (NordSIP) – A joint communiqué to support Denmark’s new global initiative for investment in green energy was issued by a number of international...

Sweden Election: A Setback on Climate Politics?

Stockholm (NordSIP) – With one threat partly defused but another potentially looming, Sweden’s general election Sunday (September 9) left the country deadlocked between the...

Danske Fund Hits #3 on Morningstar SWE Sustainability List

Stockholm (NordSIP) The Danske Invest European Corporate Sustainable Bond Fund placed third in Morningstar’s annual ranking of funds with the highest sustainability value in...

Nordea Liv & Pension Increases Sustainable Investments

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Between January and June of 2019, Nordea Liv & Pension Sweden shifted SEK 22 billion from traditional investments to investments "with...

Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance Includes Two Nordic Banks

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On June 13, the European Commission announced the composition of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, following the Action Plan...

S&P Global Takes Over RobecoSAM’s CSA

Stockholm (NordSIP) - S&P Global and RobecoSAM announced that S&P Global would acquire the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM. RobecoSAM's ESG Ratings Business includes two...

Asset Owners Embrace Impact, Says Report

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On April 2nd, Phenix Capital released its first Impact Investing Asset Owner Trend Report.  The report considers the relevance of impact...

SAIL Launches Sustainable Insight Japan

Stockholm (NordSIP) - At the beginning of January 2020, the Sustainable Active Investment Lab (SAIL) announced the launch of Sustainable Insight Japan.com. The website...

Rio Tinto CEO Resigns After Archaeological Devastation Outcry

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On 11 September, Rio Tinto announced that CEO Jean-Sébastien Dominique Francois Jacques (J-S) would step down following the destruction of the...

Climate Disclosure Awards Applications Open

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Applications for the 2019 International Awards on Investor Climate-Related Disclosures are now open according to Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum. The...

Starbucks to Halve Carbon Emission by 2030

Stockholm (NordSIP) - In a letter to Starbucks' partners, customers and stakeholders, the company's CEO, Kevin Johnson, announced a range of initiatives and goals...

Doubts Emerge on Funds’ Sustainability Claims

Stockholm (NordSIP) – A forthcoming report from sustainable hedge fund manager Auriel Investors is suggesting that many European sustainability funds are not as sustainable...
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