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Questioning the Status Quo

Stockholm (NordSIP) – On September 17, Nordea held its third annual Nordic Sustainable Finance Conference. This edition focused on opportunities and on providing practical tools for both investors and corporations to allow for a faster pace of change by questioning the status quo. “Creating sustainable shareholder value”, “the role...

Green Bond News

AIIB Partners With Amundi to Launch Asia Climate Bond Portfolio

Stockholm (NordSIP) - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and Amundi announced the creation of a US$500-million portfolio dedicated to Asia Climate Bonds, which aims to accelerate climate action in the Bank’s member countries and to assist with the development of the green bond market.The AIIB is a multilateral...

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...

AP1 Appoints Head of Sustainable Value Creation

Swedish pension fund AP1 announces the appointment of Magdalena Håkansson Head of Sustainable Value Creation, a position previously filled by Nadine Viel Lamare who left the job last autumn. She started in her new position on May 2.

In the news

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...

European Commission welcomes agreement on a new generation of low-carbon benchmarks (Press Release)

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and Member States...

JP Morgan AM Recruits New Head of Sustainable Investing (Press Release)

London, February 25, 2019 – J.P. Morgan Asset Management today announced the hiring of...

Sustainable Fund Launches

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...

Sustainable Fund to Track New Polish WIG-ESG Index

Stockholm (NordSIP) - NN Investment Partners will launch a new ESG index fund investing in Polish blue-chip stocks included in the WIG-ESG index. The...

Coeli Launches Energy Transition Fund

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On August 16, Stockholm-based asset manager Coeli announced launches a new climate-focused, market neutral energy fund - Coeli Energy Transition -...

UBS Unveils First Euro Stoxx 50 ESG ETF

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS Asset Management launched a new ETF based on the Euro STOXX 50 ETF. With Euro 31.3bn ETF assets tracking it...

New Long-Term Thematic Strategy at UBP

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On July 25, Geneva-headquartered private bank Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) announced the launch of a new Multifunds Secular Trends strategy, a...

Franklin Templeton Unveils First Active Euro Green Bond ETF

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Franklin Templeton has announced the launch of Europe’s first actively-managed Euro Green bond ETF. The new fund, Franklin Liberty Euro Green...

Storebrand Launches Sustainable Solutions in the Netherlands

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Storebrand launched its sustainable investment solutions in the Netherlands with the introduction of three leading strategies, Storebrand Global ESG Plus, Storebrand...

UBS Launches New ESG ETF

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) announced it would launch the first ETF to integrate sustainability screening into the S&P 500 Index,...

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Interviews

Do or do Not, There is no Try

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Robert Rubinstein (pictured) has been running the worldwide conference and impact foundation TBLI, which stands for “Tripple Bottom Line Investing” for...

Folksam Sees Opportunity for ESG Engagement in Frontier Funds

Stockholm (Ekonamik) – “We find frontier markets interesting. They are perhaps more focused on domestic economy compared to EM funds, so they complement each...

How to Proof Portfolios Against Climate Change Risks

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Marcus Svedberg, investment strategist at AP4, one of Sweden's national pension funds, recently discussed the importance of climate scenario analysis for...
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The Week in Green

Long-termism, ESG & More exclusions Stockholm (NordSIP) - Despite another short week in Sweden, news and insights abounded. Our own Kim Hansson brought insights back...

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From the latest Events

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,...