BlackRock Launches Three New ESG ETFs

Stockholm (NordSIP) - BlackRock announced the launch of three new equity ETFs combining low volatility with ESG criteria. The ESG ETFs offer sustainable alternatives...

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...

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Pfizer came out with a COVID19-SDG bond and the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) with a $1 billion Response bond. Aberdeen Standard Investments reports that ESG engagement in private equity firms is increasing, even if it is still lagging in North America. In the Nordics, we caught up with Viggo Johansen who just opened PineBridge's new Nordic office.

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...

Danish Fund Offers Ecological Investment

Stockholm (NordSIP) Several Danish ecological companies are deciding to invest in the spread of organic farming via a public offering made by Denmark’s Ecological...

Natixis Survey Highlights Millennials’ Interest For ESG

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Natixis Global Asset Management recently published the results of their 2017 ESG Report. Viggo Johansen, Country Head Nordic at Natixis Global...

Moxie Future Launches RI Platform For Women

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Moxie Future, the Hong Kong-based company dedicated to the empowerment of women investors and sustainable investment, has launched a Responsible Investment...

Danish Energy Giant DONG Completes Green Transition

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Dong Energy, the largest integrated energy company in Denmark, has sold its oil and gas business to Anglo-Swiss chemicals firm Ineos...

Denmark Invests In Kenya Local SDG Projects

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Denmark has committed an investment of KSh 15 billion (roughly USD 145 million) to the Kenyan market, with half of the...

The Performance Impact of ESG Integration

The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in the attention paid to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in the investment process....
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