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Sweden loses its leading position to Finland in Robeco's sustainability ranking

Slight declines in the scores for most governance criteria and inequality caused Sweden to lose its first place to Finland, reports the Dutch asset manager in its annual country ranking.

Robeco's semi-annual report provides a summary and analysis of the ESG profiles of 150 countries around the globe. | Photo: Pexels: Polina Zimmerman.

Nordic countries continued to sustain their global sustainability leadership as of Autumn 2021, reports asset manager Robeco in its newest Country Sustainability Ranking.

With an ESG score of 8.91, when score ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best), Finland tops the current ranking for the first time, ahead of its Nordic neighbours Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Slight declines in the scores for most governance criteria and inequality caused Sweden to fall back to second place.

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