The future is impact – impact investing in the Nordics

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The Future is Impact

A survey and insights on the state og impact investing in the nordics, in cooperation with NN Investment Partners, asset manager of NN Group N.V.

In the Nordic countries, focusing on sustainability and ESG integration has become an increasingly important element of investing and the region is known for its advanced approach in this area. An earlier survey carried out by Kirstein in 2016 puts the Nordics firmly on the map when it comes to interest in and integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, as well as using engagement and negative screening in their responsible investing approach.

Evolution of sustainable investing -the case for integration

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Evolution of Sustainable Investing - the Case for Integration

In this paper, we observe the growing interest in Sustainable
Investing globally and put particular focus on
the trends in this space in the Nordics. Overall, Sustainable
Investing is moving forward from its basic focus on
screening to more applied approaches that integrate
non-financial, ESG data into the investment case.

In cooperation with Vontobel

Factor investing in credits: Research, implementation & clients

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Factor Investing in Credits: Research, Implementation & Clients

In this joint Kirstein and Robeco study, we examine the current status of fixed income factor investing in the Nordics – how it is perceived, to what extent and how it is implemented – and look at some investor concerns. The second part of the paper looks at the compelling evidence for factor investing in credits based on various research studies.

It also examines some of the challenges related to its implementation and addresses some of the concerns, such as crowding and lower liquidity. Finally, we zoom in on how factor strategies can be customized to fulfill specific requirements, using client cases to illustrate this.