Most likely divestors of Danske stock are pension funds, says Lead Resarcher at ESG think tank

The latest development in the Danske Bank money-laundering case is unlikely to influence ESG agencies' rating of the equity as it should have been factored in already. The investors' view, however, is more debatable, according to a lead researcher from an ESG think tank.

Investment committees across the Nordics are currently discussing their view on Danske Bank's equity in the wake of the money-laundering case.

The recent development, however, should not affect the views on the equity of vendors such as RepRisk or Sustainalytics, according to Jane Thostrup Jagd, lead researcher at the think tank Center for ESG Research -- because the case initially became known to the public in 2017.

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