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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.

Alecta goes from amber to red in sustainability report

While commercial pension fund SSP was awarded a green-light ranking, and Folksam welcomed its subsidiary KPA into the amber fold, Söderberg & Partners downgraded Alecta's sustainability efforts to the lowest level in its latest report.

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.

LD Pensions continues to invest in tar sand companies

One Danish NGO calls it "very problematic" that the pension fund still invests in companies that extract oil from tar sands. However, LD Pension's head of equities says that it if they divested, a new owner would simply take over.

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