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PenSam reproaches oil companies

Based on the pension fund's intentions to make a greener investment portfolio, Pensam has decided to exclude 26 of the largest global oil companies, writes Danish daily Information.

Water risk disclosures: a growing issue ignored by companies in AP7's multi-billion portfolio

In the past two years, the topic of climate change has completely drowned the issue of water risk management disclosure improvements which has not had the necessary attention in board rooms, according to AP7 and Sustainalytics that publish a report on the subject today. AMWatch has discussed the development with the companies and whether improvement in 65 percent of the engaged companies are to be considered a satisfactory outcome.

The wealthiest families open the gates to impact investments

The world's wealthiest families are front-runners when it comes to impact investments, says impact adviser at the Nordic Investment Forum, held by FinansWatch and AMWatch. Danish-based endowment fund The Velux Foundations are in the frontline with its impact strategy.

KPA Pension and Folksam invest more than EUR 20m in battery developer Northvolt

Europe's first large-scale factory to produce durable batteries for the automotive industry will be placed in Skellefteå almost 400 miles north of Stockholm. Swedish pension providers KPA Pension and Folksam are investing more than EUR 20m in the project led by battery developer Northvolt. Last week ATP and AMF also made an investment in the firm.

PFA adopts pragmatic approach to green transition

The pension fund is working towards a green investment portfolio, but dumping traditional energy sources overnight would have extensive social consequences. For this reason, PFA adopts a more pragmatic approach, Group CFO explains.

Can Amundi's EUR 1.4tn in AuM beat ESG-gauged benchmark by 2021?

The tricky part of integrating environmental, social and governance analysis across all managed assets is the application of it to unlisted asset classes, Amundi Chief Responsible Investment Officer Stanislas Pottier tells AMWatch. While not committing on the current progress, he remains positive that a 100 percent target is within reach.

ESG integration becomes a blurry differentiator as managers rally to the herd

It is no secret that winning a Nordic mandate requires asset managers to demonstrate a systematic incorporation of ESG factors to reduce risk and create a long-term alpha source. In the past weeks, major investment managers have visited Copenhagen promoting initiatives in line with Nordic institutions’ current demand. However, with managers all running in the same direction and no universal formula, diversification is a must to stand out from the herd.

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