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    Sustainable Private Lending to Middle Markets

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - According to the National Center for the Middle Market, 200,000 “middle-market” companies - private and publically-owned firms with annual revenues between...

    Factoring ESG into Factor Investing

    In this new edition of NordSIP Insights, we explore a somewhat less known area within sustainability: the intersection between ESG integration and factor investing. As...

    Wellington Management Broader Perspectives

    Wellington manages a variety of equity and fixed income strategies that have explicit sustainability objectives. This includes impact investing strategies, in addition to strategies...

    Wellington Management Advancement of Women

    Wellington manages a variety of equity and fixed income strategies that have explicit sustainability objectives. This includes impact investing strategies, in addition to strategies...

    Wellington Management Low Carbon Emerging Markets Systematic Equity

    Wellington manages a variety of equity and fixed income strategies that have explicit sustainability objectives. This includes impact investing strategies, in addition to strategies...

    New Sustainable Fund at Erik Penser Bank

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Erik Penser Bank (EPB) announced the launch of Penser Sustainable Impact, a new fund combining sustainability analysis with a quantitative investment...

    S&P Global Launches Proprietary ESG Scores

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - S&P Global has launched the S&P Global ESG Scores. The proprietary system provides an annual evaluation of over 7,300 companies’ sustainability...

    Lyxor Launches New Megatrend ESG Funds

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Lyxor has launched five new thematic ETFs focusing on the investment megatrends reshaping the globe, including the digital economy, disruptive technology,...

    Varma Freezes Restaurant and Café Rents

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Varma, the Finnish pension fund, has announced that it will not be collecting rent from its café and restaurant tenants in May...

    The Week in Green: March 20 – Remote Meetings & Social...

    As we get used to working remotely, this week, we reached out to the AP funds 1, 2, 3 and 4 to find out how their sustainability efforts contributed to the strong financial performance they announced for 2019, as they reported a 17.6% average return. Magdalena Håkansson, Ulrika Danielson, Anne-Charlotte Hormgard and Tobias Fransson share the progress they made recently. At the beginning of the week, AP1 coincidentally decided to divest from fossil fuel.

    The Week in Green: March 13 – Will the Regulators Kick...

    One of the most anticipated news this week is the European Commission's publication of the Technical Expert Group's (TEG) final recommendations on the taxonomy. Another important report this week was ShareAction and the Asset Owners Disclose Project's "Point of No Return", where the organisation attempts to classify the sustainability of major asset managers. There is certainly room for improvement!

    KiwiSaver Default Funds to Exclude Fossil Fuels

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - According to the government of New Zealand, the default providers of its ‘opt-in’ pension funds, KiwiSavers, will start excluding companies involved...

    The Week in Green: February 28 – Dips & Bubbles

    While the market takes stock of the coronavirus epidemic, we look at the current estimates of the effect on the worldwide GDP as well as the related dip in CO2 emissions in China. In a recent interview with HedgeNordic, hedge fund investor Graham Clapp argues that ESG-focused companies are now trading higher without the consideration of short-term fundamentals.

    MSCI Launches New ESG Corporate Bond Indices

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - MSCI announced the launch of a new range of fixed income tools and solutions for institutional investors, including two new Fixed Income ESG...

    Institutional Investors Call for Action on Deforestation

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - In an effort coordinated by Ceres and the PRI, 230 institutional investors representing US$16.2 trillion in AUM called for urgent corporate...

    New Green Bond for Carbon Capture

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Reykjavik Energy (“Orkuveita Reykjavikur”; OR) issued a 15-year inflation-linked green bond worth ISK2.04 billion (approx. €14 million) on August 27th. The...

    APs Form Alliance to Fund Infrastructure

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - Together, the Swedish state pension funds AP1, AP3 and AP4 annouced joint venture to invest in unlisted Swedish companies focused on...

    The Week in Green

    The Tipping... Point of Impact Stockholm (NordSIP) - Back from The Hague, where NordSIP had a chance to take part in the inspiring Impact Summit...

    Companies Continue to Fail the Climate

    Stockholm (NordSIP) - The Transition Pathways Initiative published a scathing report on the state of the energy transition according to which, over 80% of...

    The Week in Green

    A Big Green Giant Stockholm (NordSIP) - In Stockholm, on Tuesday, NordSIP met with the team behind Amundi's EGO, the largest green bond fund in...

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