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Easy Impact – Lunch Seminar Insights

Even in Nordics, where sustainable investing has become mainstream, the word impact sounds a little intimidating. Those for whom impact is the most unattractive don't...

Transition Bonds – Financing Brown to Green

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Sustainable Fixed Income - 2019”. by Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research and...

High Yield – ESG & the Reality of the Bond Market

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Sustainable Fixed Income - 2019”. Trade-offs in Sustainable Fixed Income To James Tomlins, fund...

Credit Impact – Delivering Better Returns Through the SDGs

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Sustainable Fixed Income - 2019”. ESG and SDG Integration in Fixed Income “Sustainability status...

ESG Bond Investing – Avoiding the Pitfalls

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Sustainable Fixed Income - 2019”. by Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Director of Product Development &...

Following the Trend: ESG, AI & Big Data

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Systematically Sustainable”. by Richard Tyszkiewicz We are often reminded that sustainability begins at home...

Incorporating Sustainability Factors in Equity Strategies

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Systematically Sustainable”. As demand for sustainable investment options continues to grow, understanding the...

Is Your Fundraising Sustainable?

This article was originally published in HedgeNordic’s special report on “Marketing & Sales for Hedge Funds.” by Niclas Düring, Associate Partner, Steward Redqueen B.V. Sustainability has...

Sustainability Tool Shows No Trade-Off

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Systematically Sustainable”. “Powerful, objective, scalable and trustworthy – that’s what INNORBIS stands for,”...

Quality & ESG – The Dimensions of Sustainability

This article is a part of NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Systematically Sustainable”. By integrating ESG factors into their portfolios, investors are increasingly recognizing...

Beyond the Lapel Pin

This comment is the editorial note introducing the NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Investing Along the 17 Shades of SDGs”. As I often roam...

Gender Diversify Your Strategy

This article is a part of the NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Investing Along the 17 Shades of SDGs”. Investing in companies that have...

Climate Goals – A Breakthrough Sustainable Climate Strategy

This article is a part of the NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Investing Along the 17 Shades of SDGs”. by State Street Global Advisors Innovative,...

Real Assets – Addressing the SDGs With the Long Term in Sight

This article is a part of the NordSIP Insights – Handbook – “Investing Along the 17 Shades of SDGs”. Achieving the Sustainable Investment Goals...

Corporate Engagement – Lunch Seminar Insights

Over lunch in Stockholm, NordSIP held a seminar with two specialists talking about Corporate Engagement. Together with Tytti Kaasinen from Sustainalytics (previously GES International)...

Can Passive be ESG Active?

Volume growth of index products has been tremendous but ESG index funds or ETFs are still fairly new. You might argue that conviction based...

Green Bond ETFs

by Carl-Christian Höeg, Head of Nordic, Lyxor ETF In January 2019, Lyxor launched its green bond ETF in Stockholm – the world’s first Green Bond...

Mitigation & Adaptation

by Rakhi Kumar, Senior Managing Director Head of ESG Investments & Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors For many investors the question is no longer...

Index-Based Strategies

by Henrik Wold Nilsen, Senior Portfolio Manager, SPP Fonder/Storebrand Asset Management Despite the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reaffirming in October that coal...

The Wind is Turning

On February 25, the European Commission (EC) announced that the European Parliament (EP) and Member States had agreed to create two new categories of...

Low-Carbon Indices

by Sagarika Chatterjee, Director of Climate Change, PRI Exploring the different answers to the question “How to invest in the Low Carbon Economy”, the PRI...

Weighing the Evidence

by Guido Giese and Linda-Eling Lee, MSCI Research Over 2,000 research articles from both academics and financial professionals have analyzed the link between companies’ environmental,...

A Short History

Increasing cost sensitivity and fee-based advisory may push global ETF assets to US$ 12 trillion in the next five years, according to BlackRock. This...

To Exclude or Not to Exclude?

For asset owners, like for the rest of the industry, the journey into sustainable investing started to a large degree with exclusions and norms-based...

What Comes After Decarbonization?

When I started writing about sustainable investing in 2016, I tried to interview as many influential investors I could find around me in the...

Insights: EM RT Setting the investment horizon

This conversation is part of a roundtable discussion. Read the report here. ESG or sustainability is often mentioned as being long-term in nature, and sometimes...

Insights: EM RT Accountability, measurements & taxonomy

This conversation is part of a roundtable discussion. Read the report here. Kellner believes that the lack of measurements reduces the accountability of SDG-related investment...

Insights: Translating ESG in Emerging Markets

For Jack Deino, who comes from the fixed incomes side, ESG is nothing new. “It's something we have always focused on in our investment...

Insights: Subtle Shades

Listening to emerging market managers, I dream of adventure. I picture hot and humid days, dusty roads, amazing opportunities, but also cultural differences, communication...

Investing Sustainably in Emerging Markets

NordSIP hosted a round table with six professional investors who discussed the ins and outs of sustainable investing in emerging markets. In this report, you...

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...

Insights – Choosing a Label That Sticks

When ESG and SRI can take several directions depending on an investor’s priorities, adopting a standard, receiving a rating or fitting into a label’s...

Anyone Lost in Fixed Income?

Guiding portfolio managers and financial analysts in how to incorporate ESG factors into their investment analyses and processes, the CFA Institute and UN-supported Principles...

Every Little Basis Point

Talking about sustainable investing, without looking at fixed income is akin to investing in global equities without considering emerging markets. Or perhaps more like...