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NordSIP Glossary

Sustainable Terms & Acronyms

Help With Flight Carbon Anxiety

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Asset managers who propose environmentally friendly investment products often argue that one of their contributions to a less carbon-intensive economy is...

What is Additionality?

Stockholm (NordSIP) - “Additionality is a real increase in social value that would not have occurred in the absence of the intervention being appraised,”...

Low-Carbon Indices 101

Low-carbon indices are becoming a fixture on the investment landscape, as the intensifying drive to address climate change compels investors to address risks entailed...

Green Bonds 101

Green Bonds are becoming an inexorable investment tool and have experienced a surge of interest in the past decade. Still, doubt remains as to...

Third-Party Research By Themes

Sustainable Development Goals

Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through investor engagement (BMO)

Why: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a universally-recognized framework for assessing and accelerating progress towards a more sustainable world. What: As shareholders...

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...

Climate Change

How Central Banks Should Tackle Climate Risks

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Central banks remain laggards in the fight against climate change, according to a report by Lija Strašuna and Anna Breman, Economist...

Investment Performance

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...

ESG/SRI gives Edge to Asset Managers, Moody’s finds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, global AUM related to firms that are or have become signatories to...

Alternative Investments

Cleantech venture capital: Continued declines and narrow geography limit prospects (Brookings)

President Trump has stressed the importance of oil and “clean” coal in America’s economic growth, and meanwhile a wide range of emerging clean technologies—ranging...

Cleantech: Venture Capital versus Acceleration Capital (Finex)

In a nutshell VC and PE investors often think they have invested in the next ground breaking technology only to find that soon after...

Carbon & Footprinting

Beyond footprinting: How can investors manage carbon risks in their portfolio? (Sustainalytics)

Institutional investors are facing increased pressure from customers, regulators and civil society to become more responsive to the threat of climate change. Over the...

The Next Frontier in Footprinting: Carbon Accounting for Sovereign Bonds (S&P 500 & DJIA)

Sovereign bonds remain largely unanalyzed by investors from a carbon risk and reporting perspective. This is despite clear acknowledgement in the Paris Agreement that...

Fixed Income

ESG integration in Fixed Income (UBS)

While global interest in ESG investing has been on the increase for over three decades, it has recently spread beyond its traditional domain of...

The Next Frontier in Footprinting: Carbon Accounting for Sovereign Bonds (S&P 500 & DJIA)

Sovereign bonds remain largely unanalyzed by investors from a carbon risk and reporting perspective. This is despite clear acknowledgement in the Paris Agreement that...

Governance

Aggressive tax optimisation: what is the best ESG approach? (Amundi)

Between 100 and 240 billion euro per year. This is what aggressive tax planning costs governments in lost revenue1. Such practices, designed to enable companies...

Blockchain

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...

Diversity & Gender Equality

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...

Diversity: a helpful factor in stock selection (Impax)

International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March. For people in Britain it held particular significance this year, falling a century after specific groups...

ESG Spotlight: The Rise of Gender Equity: Momentum Building in Key Markets (Sustainalytics)

Key Insights from our Report on Gender Equity The number of discrimination and harassment incidents tracked by Sustainalytics increased by 458% over the past...

Beyond the board table: extending the diversity debate (UBS)

As we mark International Women's Day, we ask whether it is enough for investors to focus on the ratio of women on corporate boards...

Food & Nutrition

The future of food (GES)

In this blogpost in two parts, Tytti Kaasinen, Head of Stewardship & Risk Engagement at GES dives into the future of food, inspired by...

The food challenge: How can one achieve greater transparency? (Amundi)

What do we really eat? What information do labels give us? Do they tell us everything? Are companies really being transparent? We felt it would...

Palm oil, the environmental dilemma (Amundi)

Palm oil, used mainly and on a massive scale today by the agri-food and cosmetic industries, is severely criticised. Thanks to its high yield and...