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Pension funds eye honeypot in financing renewables

With a new type of project financing, PKA, PenSam and Storebrand's joint investment platform, AIP, will try to find an attractive gap in the force field of tightening competition among lenders and the decreasing availability of subsidies for renewable energy projects.

New DNB unit will serve as distribution arm for the entire banking group

Nordic banking giant DNB has brought people within investment management, fund selection and portfolio construction together in a new hub to unify its investment offering throughout the organization. "It's all about creating a unit that can develop solutions to clients going forward," the unit's leader Truls Tollefsen tells AMWatch.

Green pension products invest in banks supporting fossil industry

Danish pension funds are under fire for their investments – specifically, for offering sustainable pension savings products which are investing in two of the biggest financers of the fossil fuel industry. These two US banks have invested several hundred billion dollars in the fossil fuel industry since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.

Danske Bank includes oil companies in climate products

Danske Bank markets a number of its investment funds as sustainable, despite the fact that they include some of the world's largest oil companies - some of which are working against the green transition. The Danish consumer protection office concludes this borders on misleading marketing.

Fund manager loads up on tech for sustainable fund

Although environmental issues hog most of the spotlight in discussions on ESG, those looking for return potential should also invest in the social component, says eQ Asset Management Portfolio Manager Esa Saloranta. "It's a good idea to stop staring at the ESG score alone," he says.

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