Nordea Invest om investering i klima og miljø: Her er udsigterne for 2020 (artikel, december 2019)

“Investering i klima og miljø er blevet mere og mere populært i de senere år, og investorerne er blevet mere opmærksomme på de mange faktorer, der understøtter denne langsigtede megatrend.

Nogle investorer mener dog stadig, at klima- og miljøvenlige løsninger i bund og grund kun handler om vedvarende energikilder.

Men denne snævre fortolkning undervurderer i høj grad, hvor mange muligheder der er…….”More

Sustainable finance: EU reaches political agreement on a unified EU classification system (December 18th, 2019)

Press announcement from EU, December 18th, 2019:

“The EU will soon have in place a common classification system to encourage private investment in sustainable growth and contribute to a climate neutral economy.

EU ambassadors today endorsed a political agreement reached between Finland’s presidency of the Council and the European Parliament on a EU-wide classification system, or “taxonomy”, which will provide businesses and investors with a common language to identify what economic activities can be considered environmentally sustainable.

More

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Within 5 years all investors will measure a company’s ESG performance to determine its worth (Business Insider, Nov. 2018)

“We’re trying to improve the performance of our clients,” Fink said at The New York Times DealBook Conference in New York on Thursday. He also predicted that in the near future, all investors will be using ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics to determine the value of a company.

“I do believe that the demand for ESG is going to transform all investing,” he said, referring to both passive and active investors. “Now, that may be one or five years away from now, but it’s not that far away.”More

Morningstar: ESG Funds Outperform in Growth and Returns in 2018 (February 2019)

The number of ESG funds grew by 50%, while money gushed in.

The number of sustainable investment funds has increased nearly 50% in the past year to 351, with total assets of $161 billion by the end of 2018, according to a new paper by Morningstar. A record number of those were launched in 2018 and more existing funds added environmental, social and governance criteria to their prospectuses, according to Jon Hale, director of sustainability investing research, who wrote the paper. In fact, there were 37 new funds launched last year, while 63 existing funds added ESG criteria.More

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