Ansvarlige investeringer er betydeligt bedre end deres rygte – læs typiske spørgsmål og misforståelser (artikel af Nordea Invest, juli 2018)

Artikel af Nordea Invest:

Myter om bæredygtige investeringer holder ikke vand

Selvom interessen for bæredygtig investering er steget markant de seneste år, er der stadig en række myter, der kræver et realitetstjek. For eksempel den om, at man må vælge mellem bæredygtig opsparing og højt afkast.

Ansvarlig eller bæredygtig investering handler om at stille krav til de virksomheder, der investeres i, i forhold til miljø, menneskerettigheder og etisk selskabsledelse.More

GreenBiz: Wells Fargo pledges $200 billion for low-carbon economy projects (April 2018)

GreenBiz, Cassandra Sweet,

Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion in fines for violating federal rules and unfairly charging consumers inappropriate fees as part of its mortgage lending operation, according to a settlement the company reached with federal regulators.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco-based bank said Thursday that it plans to put $200 billion toward investment in, and finance of, companies and projects involved with clean technologies, renewable energy, green bonds and alternative transportation, by 2030.More

BlackRock CEO tells companies to contribute to society. Here’s where to start (Forbes – January 2018)

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink lays out a number of requests for companies in a public letter.

He cites the pre-occupation with short-term, reactive measures to drive quarterly profits and asks CEOs to focus on “investments in employee development, innovation and capital expenditures that are necessary for longer-term growth.”

Fink explicitly raises the issue of purpose as the critical North Star to guide corporate decisions: “Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential. It will ultimately lose the license to operate from key stakeholders”.More

RobecoSAM: The Sustainability Yearbook 2018 (January 2018)

SDGs are having a positive effect on corporate behavior.

Their increasing popularity is helping foster a culture of scrutiny, transparency, and accountability in business and government.

Knowing how firms deploy assets is important but it is also useful to know how they deploy influence to shape public policy through activities like advocacy campaigns, think-tank funding, and legislative consulting.More

BlackRock’s CEO Larry Frank: Companies must drive sustainable, long-term growth and make positive contributions to society (January 2018)

Sum up of CEO Larry Frank’s annual letter 2018:

“As we enter 2018, BlackRock is eager to participate in discussions about long-term value creation and work to build a better framework for serving all your stakeholders

Today, our clients – who are your company’s owners – are asking you to demonstrate the leadership and clarity that will drive not only their own investment returns, but also the prosperity and security of their fellow citizens.More