Engagement International in the media
How investors equip themselves against climate change
How should pension funds and other asset owners act to comply with the TCFD recommendations on climate disclosure? Read the latest article in Økonomisk Ugebrev by Erik Alhøj (in Danish).
Impact investment causes warning light to flash
Great to see the strong growth in impact investing related to the 17 Sustainability goals. However, a few red warning lights should be noticed, writes Engagement International CEO, Erik Alhøj, in a new article in Økonomisk Ugebrev (in Danish).
Blockchain strengthens responsible investments
The blockchain technology creates new responsible investment opportunities. Read more about the most important in a new Økonomisk Ugebrev article (in Danish) by Erik Alhøj.
Corporate bonds and engagement potential
ESG Engagement is mostly used for responsible investment in listed equities. However, according to a new report from PRI, engagement can also be beneficial, when it comes to corporate bonds. Read more in the latest Økonomisk Ugebrev article by Erik Alhøj (in Danish).
Significant CO2 reduction in Top 100 Climate companies
Read about the main results of the engagement Engagement International has conducted with the 100 listed companies that are contributing the most to climate change in a new article in Økonomisk Ugebrev by Erik Alhøj (in Danish).
New European code strengthens the requirements of SRI funds
Eurosif and a group of national SIF’s have updated a transparency code for asset managers providing SRI Funds. Read about it in a new article in Økonomisk Ugebrev, by Engagement International Associate Keld Holm (in Danish).
Eight proposals for a financially sustainable EU
Read about eight significant recommendations for creating a sustainable European financial sector in an Økonomisk Ugebrev article (in Danish) by Erik Alhøj.
2018: The ten most important ESG initiatives and trends
What are the ten most important trends and initiatives regarding ESG, active ownership and responsible investment? Get the overview from a new article in Økonomisk Ugebrev (in Danish) by our CEO Erik Alhøj.
Strong ESG management creates financial value
Companies with higher ESG ratings tend to show improved financial performance, according to a new report from MSCI ESG Research. Read about the main conclusions in a new Økonomisk Ugebrev article by Erik Alhøj (in Danish).
New Danish Guidelines for responsible investment
In a new guideline, the Danish Government is encouraging investors to act as active and responsible owners, following the OECD’s Responsible Business Conduct for Institutional Investors. Read Erik Alhøj’s article in Økonomisk Ugebrev (in Danish).
The cost of ESG exclusion
Exclusion of more than a handful of companies due to ESG incidents has a negative impact on the risk-adjusted financial return, according to the analysis from MSCI ESG Research. Read Erik Alhøj’s article about the main results in Økonomisk Ugebrev (in Danish).
Scenarios will be part of future reporting
Scenario analysis is on its way to replace some of the more historical based financial reporting. Read how in an article by Erik Alhøj (in Danish).
Critical conclusions on CSR reporting among Danish companies
FSR – Danish Auditors – is not fully updated in a new critical survey on CSR reporting from Danish listed companies. Read about it in a new article in Økonomisk Ugebrev (in Danish)
Five reasons for responsible investment
In a new PRI report “The SDG Investment Case” lines up the five main reasons for linking investment with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Read about it in a new Danish article in Økonomisk Ugebrev by Erik Alhøj.
Responsible investment has become mainstream in Denmark
Responsible investment has become mainstream in Denmark. 96 per cent of the 50 largest institutional investors in Denmark now have a set-up for responsible investment. Read more in a new blog (in English) and article (in Danish) by Erik Alhøj in Økonomisk Ugebrev.
What are the most popular Sustainable Development Goals?
Jobs and Economic Growth, Health and Gender Equality are the most popular Social Development Goals, according to a new Progression Report from UNGC. Read more in Økonomisk Ugebrev article by Erik Alhøj.
Investors can no longer afford to ignore ESG
Responsible Investment pays off according to three independent new analysis from Nordea, MSCI and Financial Time. Read about the conclusions in Økonomisk Ugebrev.
Oil sales: Maersk forgot the climate perspective
Total has acquired Maersk Oil. Read about the climate perspectives in Erik Alhoej’s analysis in Økonomisk Ugebrev.
25 largest climate sinners
Read about the 25 largest climate sinners since 1988 and their (lack of ) willingness to support the Paris Agreement, according to Engagement Internationals dialogue with the companies. Article in Danish Økonomisk Ugebrev.
Ngo: Danske kommuner har aktier i ulovligt arbejde på Vestbredden
Climate adaptation continues despite the message from US
The business transition towards a low-carbon economy will continue despite the Trump-government withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement. Read about the main consequences in Økonomisk Ugebrev.
Investors demand clarity from oil and gas companies regarding climate change
During the latest weeks there has been a historical shareholder ‘rebellion’ against oil and gas giants due to their unclear strategies regarding climate change. Read more in an article written by Erik Alhøj in Økonomisk Ugebrev.
Unclear regulations hinder integration of ESG factors into investments
Unclear public regulation is a barrier for responsible investment, according to OECD in a new report. Read more in an article written by Erik Alhøj in Økonomisk Ugebrev.
Decline in shareholder democracy
While the Danish and European authorities are pushing institutional investors to be more active and responsible owners of companies they are investing in by voting at the general meetings, among others. It is quite the opposite in the United States.
Active and responsible ownership through proxy voting
While Danish institutional investors are preparing for new recommendations to become more active owners, active ownership in the US has entered a new phase. Here institutional investors are pushing each other to be more active and responsible owners through proxy voting.
Pension funds pushed to new OECD recommendations
Pension funds are encouraged by NGO’s to follow OECD Guidelines for responsible investment. A new report shows how it can be done.
EU strengthens active and responsible ownership
After a few years of discord, EU is now finally ready with a directive urging all European institutional investors to be more active and responsible owners. It is the main element of the Shareholder Rights Directive, which was adopted by the European Parliament on March 14.
Overpaid CEOs underperform financially
Extremely high payments to CEO’s are often explained by the “fact” that it is peanuts compared to the much higher financial value, they are creating to shareholders. However, according to two independent surveys, the positive relation is a myth.
Investorpres for bedre ESG rapportering
Tre fjerdedele af de 40 største danske børsnoterede selskaber er bedre til at håndtere ESG forhold end deres internationale konkurrenter. Men fremover kan de forvente et pres fra deres aktionærer om at blive endnu bedre.