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Länsförsäkringar Blacklists Gambling

Stockholm (NordSIP) - In their quest to pursue a more sustainable approach to investment management, asset owners have a wide range of avenues they can follow. One of the simplest approaches involves exclusions, which has become dominant in climate change, be it on its own or in combination with...

Green Bond News

European Commission Takes Over Social Bonds Market

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On Tuesday, October 20th, the European Union launched its inaugural €17 billion dual-tranche social bond due in 2030 and 2040. The bond was issued under the Support to mitigate Unemployment Risk in an Emergency (SURE) programme, created to mobilise significant financial means to fight the negative...

Helping Norwegian Finance Integrate Sustainability

Stockholm (NordSIP) - At the start of October, and following twelve years at Storebrand, Matthew Smith started a new position as Director of Sustainable...

New Book Reflects on the State of Sustainable Investing

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As more and more investors seek to understand and navigate the world of sustainable investments, the demand for reliable manuals and...

Jensen and Berglind Join Fidelity’s Nordic Team

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As global interest in sustainable investments has gained prominence in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, asset managers are keen to...

Qontigo Appoints First Global Head of ESG

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Qontigo announced that Rodolphe Bocquet will become the asset manager’s first Global Head of ESG, starting on September 22, 2020. In this...

Zetterlund to Continue Schroders’ Nordic Push

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On August 31st, Schroders announced the appointment of Sofie Zetterlund as its new Nordic Head of Marketing. The decision is the...

Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – a Role to Play by Investors

Today, exactly 70 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a unique milestone in human history, defining our universal rights for the first time. This is also why, every year, on 10 December, we celebrate Human Rights Day.

Circular Economy – Are we Ready yet?

by Ewelina Łukasik-Morawska, Engagement Manager The short-sighted focus on producing and consuming as cheaply as possible has created a linear...

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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...

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...

Schroders hires ESG integration specialist (Press Release)

Schroders announced it has hired an ESG integration specialist, focused on enhancing Schroders’ ability...

Verizon Issues First US Telecom Green Bond (Press Release)

On February 8, Verizon Communications Inc. announced the close of the U.S. telecommunications industry’s first...

Telefónica Issues the First Telecom Green Bond (Press Release)

On January 29, Telefónica successfully launched its first green bond issue, amounting to 1...

Sustainable Fund Launches

State Street Launches New Climate Equity Funds

Stockholm (NordSIP) - The 2015 Paris Agreement was one of the main contributors to the emergence of sustainable investments since the Great Recession. By...

Next Generation of ESG Derivatives Coming up

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As investor demand for sustainable investment opportunities continues to grow, one of the important developments required to allow the market to...

UBS Launches Climate Aware Strategies Suite

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) unveiled a new Climate Aware suite of strategies based on the asset manager'’s Climate Aware framework....

UBS to Adds Dollar-Hedge Class to Sustainable ETF

Stockholm (NordSIP) - UBS has launched the new Euro Area Liquid Corporate Sustainable UCITS ETF – USD-Hedged, a new currency-hedged share class for its...

Aberdeen Launches Asian Sustainable Development Equity Fund

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) announced the launch of its new Asian Sustainable Development Equity Fund, which will invest in Asian companies aligned...

Evli Launches Green Corporate Bond Fund

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As the demand for sustainable investment products remains strong despite the COVID-19 crisis, new players continue to enter this market. Yesterday,...

Franklin Templeton Aligns Smart Beta ETF to Paris Agreement

Stockholm (NordSIP) - On July 30 and 31, Franklin Templeton extends its Franklin LibertyShare smart-beta ETF range with the launch of two climate-focused funds...

American Century Enters the ESG ETF Market

Stockholm (NordSIP) - In light of the continued popularity of sustainable investments, new players continue to enter the market seeking to provide returns to...

Interviews

Green Concerns and the EU’s COVID-19 Stimulus

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Following months of difficult negotiations, EU leaders eventually agreed to a new €750 billion COVID-19 fiscal stimulus package in the middle...

The Road Ahead and Bright Spots for the UN SDGs

Stockholm (NordSIP) - As we approach the fifth anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the finance industry continues to coalesce around the...

Ålandsbanken Calls on Iron Lady

Stockholm (NordSIP) - Anna-Stina Wiklund, recently appointed Head of Sustainable Investing at Ålandsbanken, is certainly not someone who shies away from challenges. We managed...

Always Listen to Your Dentist

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Passion for work is a great thing. Finding the role and the organisation where you can give 110% is a fantastic...
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