Research by Theme

Sustainable Development Goals

Insights – SDG Bonds

by Mike Amey, PIMCO A quiet but profound pivot is underway in sustainable investing, with fixed income emerging as a crucial component in global efforts...

On Partnerships and Water

  Stockholm (NordSIP) - On August 15, Storebrand Asset Management published a report focused on water-related sustainability issues. In order to do so, Storebrand partnered...

EMPEA Report Identifies PE Role in Boosting SDGs

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Private Equity’s Role in Delivering the SDGs: Current Approaches and Good Practice, a new report from EMPEA, the global industry association...

Climate Change, Low Carbon & Green Energy

Diversity

Sexual harassment – an emerging risk

by Waldemar Wojdyło, Senior Research Analyst, GES The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and its goal...

Do the Nordics Lack Diversity?

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On September 6, Thomson Reuters announced the ranking of the top 100 most diverse & inclusive organisations globally for 2018, according...

Diversity Meets Porter’s Five Forces

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Several studies have shown already that board diversity and earnings quality or profitability have a positive correlation. In a new study,...

Food & Nutrition

Governance

Social Impact

Research by Geography

Nordics

SWE Firms Fall Short on Pension Sustainability Requirements, Study Finds

Stockholm (NordSIP) – A new study conducted by Swedish insurance and pensions company SPP has found that Swedish companies largely don’t impose sustainability requirements...

Norway SWF plans oil divestment; scepticism remains

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Norway’s famously oil- and gas dependent €829 billion Sovereign Wealth Fund has announced a plan under consideration to divest its petroleum...

Emerging Markets

References & Definitions

Investment Performance & Rankings

Nordics Rank Best in SDGs, DWS finds

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On April 10, DWS, formerly known as Deutsche Asset Management and one of the world's largest asset management houses with €700...

IRRI Survey, Nordics: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Stockholm (NordSIP) - The Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) 2017 survey results were announced earlier this week. The report, conducted by Research Editor...

Market Trends

Research by Strategy

Alternative Investments

Hedge Funds Increasingly Adopting RI: Report

Stockholm (NordSIP) - From niche to mainstream: Responsible Investment and hedge funds, a new report from the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and the...

An Alternative Approach to Responsible Investing

CAIA - On Thursday evening, May 18, 2017, CAIA’s Boston Chapter held a panel discussion at the InterContinental Boston on "An Alternative Approach to...

Fixed Income

Green Bond Market Report Highlights Nordic Progress

Stockholm (NordSIP) - The Climate Bonds Initiative, the international, investor-focused not-for-profit organisation working on mobilising the $100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions,...

ESG Indices & ETFs

Do the Nordics Lack Diversity?

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On September 6, Thomson Reuters announced the ranking of the top 100 most diverse & inclusive organisations globally for 2018, according...

Can the right benchmark improve your vision? (MSCI)

As interest in ESG investing continues to grow, so does the number of actively managed strategies that integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into...

Bitcoins & Block Chains

Impact Washing, Big Data and Blended Finance

Stockholm (NordSIP) - A survey carried out by Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), reflects 229 respondents’ perspectives on the growth and development of the...

Responsible investment and block chain (UNPRI)

The implications of blockchain for responsible investment 16 April 2018 Central share depositories Modern shares are often not directly held by shareholders, but in bulk by...

How the blockchain could transform sustainability reporting (GreenBiz)

Forget Bitcoin. I’ll let the get-rich-quick crowd focus on this and its cryptocurrency cousins. I’m excited about the hard-working underlying technology that makes Bitcoin possible...

Systematic & Quant

NordSIP Reports

NordSIP Insights

ESG Credentials Climb the Ranks

by Carmen Nuzzo, PRI Fixed income is catching up with equities The consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in fixed income (FI) markets is...

Insights – SDG Bonds

by Mike Amey, PIMCO A quiet but profound pivot is underway in sustainable investing, with fixed income emerging as a crucial component in global efforts...

Private Debt – Scaling Up Impact Investments

by Richard Sherry, M&G Investments Investment is required on a huge scale to address the world’s biggest challenges, such as climate change, poverty and inequality....

About Machiavelli, Double Edged Swords and Virtuous Cycles

Many investors believe that ESG is only relevant in the analysis of corporations. Templeton Global Macro, who manage Templeton Global Bond Fund*, think differently....

ESG Factors and Their Effects on Bond Prices

by Guy Cameron, Cameron Hume The term ESG factors means different things to different people, reflecting the many origins of the Responsible Investment movement. The...

The Week in Green

The Week in Green