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Nordea AM: ESG funds weather the storm better than others

A pandemic was not listed among the most important risks for this year in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report, although it has been named as one of the top risks in the survey in earlier years, notes Nordea Asset Management's Head of Responsible Investments.

Sweden's EKN drops fossil investments

The Swedish Export Credit Agency will no longer invest in natural gas extraction in the Arctic, for example. Going forward, investments through the agency will happen in accordance with the targets set by the Paris agreement.

UK-based asset manager enters Scandinavian wind market

Asset manager Octopus Renewables is to invest GBP 350 million in new wind energy. OX2 will construct the first wind farm of 48 MW, to be built on the developer's home turf of Sweden. Octopus Renewables has its eyes on Scandinavia and intends to grab hold of the market.

ETFs tracking Foxberry's indices surpass milestone

UK-based asset manager's exchange-traded tracking index provider Foxberry's sustainability consensus indices pass the billion-dollar mark because of inflows from the Nordics and strong investment performance. Foxberry hopes to reshape sustainability benchmarking.

Global distribution head: "Index has no conscience"

Campbell Fleming, the global head of distribution at investment company Aberdeen Standard Investments, is very critical of index fund managers. They take far too little responsibility for corporate governance, he says in an interview with a Swedish investors' newssite.

Enter Fonder plans to reform its screening process

The Swedish asset manager is in dialogue with construction and development company Skanska about occupational safety after five people died in fatal accidents in its construction project in the past few years.

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