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ESG research and Nordic High Yield issuers – Status, ESG risks we see and how to Engage?

ESG research and Nordic High Yield issuers – Status, ESG risks we see and how to Engage? High Yield is a market segment where the ESG risk is high as the companies are overall weak in sustainability reporting and ESG risk mitigation. ESG risks are likely to impact the performance of a company in the […]
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Nordic Utilities and IPPs – Sector ESG research report

ESG RESEARCH – NORDIC UTILITIES AND IPP SECTOR REPORT Our ESG sector report for Nordic Utilities and IPPs is now public. The report contains the following chapters: ESG risk integration in investment decisions is very important Introduction of Nordic Utilities and IPP Material ESG factors for Utilities How the ESG* analyst should think – Dilemmas […]
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New ESG analysts – sustainAX ESG research growing

Welcome to Emma and Giovanni! As the demand for the sustainAX ESG research is increasing, we are happy to announce the arrival of Emma and Giovanni in our team. They will both do ESG research at sustainAX, contributing to the ESG research library already covering 200 issuers. In the near time, we will together spend […]
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How the ESG Analyst should think - Dilemmas Nordic Utilities 2022 final

How the ESG* Analyst should think – Dilemmas in the Nordic utility sector

How the ESG* Analyst should think – Dilemmas in the Nordic utilities sector We have just finalised our ESG sector report for Nordic Utilities including Independent Power Producers. When conducting ESG research for a sector in a concentrated way, it is easier to see the typical risks, challenges and opportunities in the ESG dimensions. As […]
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Certified ESG Analysts

Nordic Certified ESG Analysts – CESGA – ESG Competence UPDATE

Nordic Certified ESG Analysts – Nordea speeding up, Danske Bank still in Pole Position and Norway still lagging! Lacking ESG competence is an important problem the asset management industry is facing in an environment being harder regulated and where expectations from the asset owners (clients) are increasing fast. The potential cost, through regulatory and reputational […]
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Impact – Corporates are undermining the SDGs by pretending in their reporting!

Impact – Corporates are undermining the SDGs by pretending in their reporting! For the ESG research season 2022 we started to systematically assess the quality of the SDG communication of companies. This is outside the pure ESG risk research process and can be considered as an Impact control. We wanted to measure how serious their […]
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Green bond second opinion cannot replace ESG rsearch

How the ESG* analyst should think – A green bond second opinion does not replace ESG research

How the ESG* analyst should think – A green bond second opinion does not replace ESG research We discuss with many investors and are surprised that some of them think they do not need ESG risk and opportunity research for their green bond or social bond holdings. We also get this impression from some asset […]
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Dynamic ESG Materiality

How the ESG* Analyst should think – ESG Materiality is not constant! Some examples from war

ESG* Materiality is not constant! Some examples from war Conducting fundamental ESG risk research and ESG scoring quickly makes you realise that ESG Materiality is core to understand, including its dynamics. It is a challenging subject, representing a problem in too simple ESG research and ESG scoring methodologies. Approaches are differing with regards to the […]
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