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NBIM behind climate change framework

To speed up the integration of climate change risk analysis into the management of large pools of assets, a group of six SWFs have recently launched the framework The One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Working Group.

Sparinvest turns to own standards for new ethical fund

This summer, Sparinvest has added a new ethical fund to its palette of passive funds. But instead of taking the traditional route and following an ethical index, the institution is taking a different approach and formulating its own set of ethical guidelines for the fund, according to Lars Toft Jensen, Senior Portfolio Manager.

Sparinvest's recipe for improving PRI assessment scores

Sparinvest has become an all A-grade student in the annual assessment report from the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI). The asset manager's head of responsible of investment shed some light on how the score was boosted, stressing that it is the portfolio managers -- not her -- making the main decisions.

Former Novo Nordisk manager urges CEOs to speed up SDG progress

It has been more than 1,000 days since UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted. The clock is ticking, and companies, institutional investors and top executives must accelerate the pace of progress, says Lise Kingo, CEO of UN Global Compact.

ESG rankings help Neuberger Berman pinpoint undervalued EM debt

Rob Drijkoningen is one of the best-performing EM debt managers of his peer group. The way he picks alpha-generating debt securities in emerging markets is to put equal weight on ESG scores and hard financial data. AMWatch talked to him about this approach at the Nordic Investment Forum.

LGT report: Time to raise ESG bar for European PE-managers

LGT Capital Partners has been following private equity managers in the US, Asia and Europe over the last five years. The alternatives specialist's latest report finds PE managers taking ESG more seriously -- particularly in Europe. Now it's time to raise the bar, says LGT.

Pensam keeps asset managers on a short leash with ESG

Having systemized its screening process, Pensam now analyzes its asset managers' efforts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The Danish pension provider plans to follow up on these results, and asset managers failing to move in a positive direction will be ousted, says CEO Torsten Fels.

Gazing into the responsible investments crystal ball

Experts on the interaction between financial markets and sustainable investments gathered on Tuesday at the Nordic Investment Forum, hosted by AMWatch and FinansWatch. This year's main question was: How does the future look for responsible investments?

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