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Nordic pension funds in investor wave urging political climate action

Rapidly growing numbers of institutional investors – among them major Nordic pension funds – are backing a statement to put pressure on politicians to accelerate their policies on climate change mitigation. The statement was timed to coincide with COP24 talks on the Paris Agreement taking place in Poland's Katowice this week.

Former NGO adviser swaps sides to head pension fund's ESG team

With a background as a political adviser at an NGO and being known for his critical view on pension funds and their responsible investment policies, Troels Børrild now finds himself working on the other side of the table -- at Danish pension provider MP Pension.

AP1 goes out on hunt for new ESG prodigy

One of the national pension funds backing Sweden's state pension is started looking for a new head of head sustainable value creation, the fund's head of communications and ESG has confirmed.

Nordic investor collaboration promises new ESG toolbox

The Danish Center for ESG Research is going into partnership with businesses as well as institutional investors to devise a new set of tools aimed at making it easier for organizations to set high ambitions in the way they approach ESG.

Nordea mulls hires as Nordic ESG teams grow

An ever-growing interest in responsible investing is keeping Nordic ESG teams hard at work. One of the region's largest asset managers now expects to hire more people to keep up with the increasing attention.

Swedish pension fund managers still major fossil sinners

European asset managers -- including several from Sweden -- are overexposed to coal and oil, according to a recent survey from WWF. New analytical methods are gaining a foothold, and could potentially contribute to new investment strategies in future.

Sustainable credit strategy: Quizzing the fund manager

Senior portfolio manager Jan Willem de Moor manages a whole range of credit funds at Robeco. AMWatch grilled him on the differences between managing his dedicated development goals strategy and other credit strategies during his recent visit to Copenhagen.

Swedish FSA poll points to tightening of equity fund sustainability rules

Sweden's financial supervisory authority, Finansinspektionen, is not satisfied with the information standards on sustainability in equity funds. According to new survey, the information standards should be further developed as the present standards allow too much room for individual interpretation by the fund managers.

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