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Norwegians Ditch G4S

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On November 14, Norges Bank announced a decision to exclude G4S Plc “due to unacceptable risk that the company contributes to or is responsible for serious or systematic human rights violations”. Norges Bank Investment Managers, the manager in charge of Norway's sovereign oil fund, bases its decision...

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The First Icelandic Social Bond

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Reykjavik Social Housing (RSH) announced it had issued the first social bond in Iceland, worth ISK6.4 billion (€46m). The bonds, guaranteed by the city of Reykjavik, were sold through a private placement to yield 1.90%. The new social bond series matures in 2056, pays a fixed real...

When Women Come Together

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On October 23, KvinnoKapital held an inaugural Gala Dinner and hosted 50 women, four men and one girl at Sjöfartshuset, a...

Beslik Joins 176 Years of History

Stockholm (NordSIP) - “The world needs ground-breaking sustainable finance solutions, and we need that now,” Sasja Beslik (pictured right) states.  After having spent a...

AP1 Fires CEO Johan Magnusson

UPDATED Stockholm (NordSIP) - The Board of Directors of AP1, Sweden’s First National Pension Fund, has announced its decision to dismiss Johan Magnusson from his...

Polhem Infra Hires New CEO

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Polhem Infra announced that Mikael Lundin will take over as CEO on October 1, 2019, at which point he will replace...

Impact Investing Institute Announces First CEO

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Sarah Gordon has been appointed as the first CEO of the Impact Investing Institute, a new and independent organisation aiming to...

Beslik Moves On

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Sasja Beslik is leaving Nordea, according to reports in the Swedish press. The outgoing Head of Group Sustainable Finance is parting...

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BNPP AM Hires Duet PMs to Manage Global Long-Short Sustainability-Themed Strategy (Press Release)

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the appointment of Ulrik Fugmann and Edward...

​Kommuninvest improves its ESG rating (Press Release)

Kommuninvest has improved its sustainability rating from ISS-oekom. In the latest evaluation, in March...

Aegon Asset Management strengthens its global responsible investment team with three hires (Press Release)

Aegon Asset Management has further strengthened its global responsible investment team with three hires. Both...

PIMCO ESG head retires (Investment Week)

PIMCO's head of ESG strategies and manager of the £614m Select UK Income Bond...

Sustainable Fund Launches

New Japanese Equity Team to Focus on ESG Engagement

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On November 13, Neuberger Berman announced that the firm's first Japan-based equities team will manage a “Japan Equity Engagement Strategy” seeking...

New ETF Applies ESG to Government Bonds

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS Asset Management announced the launch of a new ETF that applies ESG criteria to a Global Government Bond index benchmark,...

Lyxor Sponsors ESG Research, Divests from Coal

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Lyxor Asset Management, a part of Société Générale Group, sponsored research that shows ESG integration doesn't affect risk-adjusted returns. The asset...

BlackRock Launches Circular Economy Fund

Stockholm (NordSIP) - BlackRock started listing a circular economy fund at the beginning of October on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The BlackRock Global Funds...

All-in-One: Sustainable Multi-Asset Funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Heartwood Investment Management, the asset management arm of Swedish bank Handelsbanken in the United Kingdom, has launched four sustainable multi-asset funds...

New Sustainable L/S Strategy Pops up

Stockholm (NordSIP) - A new London-based sustainable global equity long/short strategy managed by LeCap Asset Management reached the US$100 million mark in AUM, with...

SSGA Launches SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG Screened UCITS...

Stockholm (NordSIP) - State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) launched a new sustainability-themed ETF. The SPDR STOXX Europe 600 ESG Screened UCITS ETF invests in...

UBS Launches Eurozone, China and Emerging Market ESG ETFs

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS Asset Management has launched three new ESG ETFs to meet the growing demand from sustainable investors. UBS, in partnership with...

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The Challenges Facing Sustainable Infrastructure

Stockholm (NordSIP) – As sustainability and climate-related risks continue to climb to the top of policymakers’ and investors’ agendas, sustainable infrastructure is receiving increasingly...

A Fearless Girl in a Bull’s World

Stockholm (NordSIP) – On the occasion of a Gala dinner organised by the Nordic network of women in asset management, KvinnoKapital, on 23 October...

Avoiding the “Illusion of Inclusion”

Stockholm (NordSIP) - “Our experience is that gender-diverse leadership generates higher performance and lower risk,” says Joe Keefe (Pictured), President of Impax Asset Management...
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Where is the “G” of Japan?

Stockholm (NordSIP) - At the TBLI Conference, which took place in Hong Kong on November 11 and 12, NordSIP had a chance to catch...

Time for Fiduciary Duty to tip into Impact

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Shining as the guiding light from a universal lighthouse for any organisation managing other people’s money, the concept of fiduciary duty...

Doom & Gloom but Great Investment Opportunities

80-year old investment veteran Jeremy Grantham paid a visit to Copenhagen this week. His message on climate was a gloomy one while his message on the investment side was more optimistic. The co-founder of Grantham Mayo van Otterloo (GMO) has rock star status in investment circles for predicting with painful accuracy investment bubbles like the tech bubble and the financial crisis. Now he foretells what climate change will do to your portfolio.

Game Changers: from the Nordics to Paris

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Last week, at the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2019 (SInvEU) in Paris, organised by Climate Action in collaboration with the UNEP...

Hermes Generate Social Impact Through Active Collaborations

Stockholm (NordSIP) – While the sustainable investment industry is increasingly adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide their impact-seeking investment efforts, Will Pomroy,...