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"You can’t fight battles on all fronts at the same time and expect to win": Nordea's new RI head on activist investor role

In August 2019, deforestation of the Amazon led a NAM fund manager to quarantine Brazil's government bonds because of political and environmental risks, attracting attention from global finance media. Meanwhile, Russian forests were ablaze, and the White House opted out of the Paris Agreement. AMWatch asks Nordea's new Head of Responsible Investments, where to draw the line on justifying government bond quarantines.

The world’s most-profitable hedge fund is now a climate radical

The hedge fund industry has no shortage of aggressive, in-your-face players, but few are as tough as Chris Hohn. The British billionaire takes the typical playbook to new levels—scuttling deals, pushing to remove bosses, and battering companies with litigation and threats.

Folksam beefs up investment in forest fund

Forest investments contribute to sustainable development and are also interesting as a real asset with low volatility, says Folksam's Head of Asset Management and Sustainability.

Blackrock fund manager eyes renewable revolution

Renewable energy investments will grow five-fold as energy production undergoes radical changes. This change will open up new investment opportunities in energy generation, Blackrock's Swedish portfolio manager says to Helsingin Sanomat.

Blackrock joins USD 41tn investor climate campaign

The world's largest asset manager now adds its hefty influence of USD 7tn in AuM to the Climate Action 100+ investor group, putting even more pressure on a big greenhouse gas emitters and fossil fuel companies and adding serious investment capital to climate change mitigation projects.

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