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Bank of Finland creates and fills new responsible investments role

The fact that the Bank of Finland has decided to create a new role within responsible investments reflects its dedication to focus more on the theme, Ilmarinen's head of responsible investments, Anna Hyrske, says to AMWatch. Hyrske is joining the central bank in the summer.

PFA follows Nordic peers and pledges carbon-free future

Denmark's largest commercial pension fund has signed up to the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The 2019 initiative aims for zero carbon emissions from investments and had Nordic investors including Alecta, AMF Pension, Folksam, Nordea Life and Pension, Storebrand and Pensiondanmark among its founders.

SEB dives deeper into the world of microfinance

SEB is the largest microfinance fund provider in the Nordics, and a new fund launch is imminent. But will the historically reliable asset class withstand the impact of a global economic shutdown? Swiss microfinance firm Symbiotics sees investment opportunities emerging from the crisis - and different types of investor are starting to embrace the asset class.

Atrium has plans for Nordic venture fund with sustainable startups

With the inclusion of sustainability adviser Malene Bason in its partnership circle, Atrium Kapitalforvaltning is ready to take a stand in the name of sustainability. Part of the vision is to launch a Nordic venture fund with sustainable startups. "It can really make a difference," the new partner says.

SEB's Danish asset management arm to widen client coverage

The bank-owned asset manager is gradually expanding its alternatives offering, and head of asset management sales Denmark recently saw his Copenhagen-based team grow by a client executive with green credentials as part of this process.

ESG funds outperform wider market during corona crisis

Ethical investment funds have fared better than the general stock indexes during the recent market turmoil. Sectors favored by ESG managers like tech, telemedicine and distance learning are trending whereas oil and energy sectors are dragging down the general indexes.

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