Engagement International in the media

20180426_114558How 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).

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Sådan ruster investorer sig overfor klimaændringer

StockSnap_OSBI9HLMLMImpact 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).

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Impact investeringer får advarselslampe til at blinke

boat-chain-dawn-119562Blockchain 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.

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Blockchain styrker ansvarlige investeringer

blur-botanical-close-up-1020510Corporate 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).

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Overset engagement potentiale i virksomhedsobligationer

20180312_104401Significant 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).

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Markant CO2 reduktion i Top-100 Klima selskaber

pexels-photo-248159New 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).

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Ny europæisk code skærper kravene til SRI-fonde

pexels-photo-316801Eight 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.

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Otte forslag til et finansielt bæredygtigt EU

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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.

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2018: De ti vigtigste ESG initiativer og trends

pexels-photo-326235Strong 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).

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Stærk ESG management skaber finansiel værdi

pexels-photo-66100New 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).

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Regeringen opfordrer til ansvarlige investeringer

pexels-photo-47722The 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).

 

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ESG ekskludering koster finansielt afkast

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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).

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Scenarier er krumtap i fremtidens rapportering

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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)

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Gammeldags revisorundersøgelse af csr rapportering

beach-375069_640Five 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.

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Fem grunde til at investere efter FN´s verdensmål

nature-2422166_640Responsible 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.

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Ansvarlige investeringer er blevet mainstream

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Responsible investment has become mainstream in Denmark

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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.

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Jobs, growth, health and the SDGs

sign-post-2432209_640Investors 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.

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Investorer har ikke længere råd til at ignorere ESG

oil-rig-2191711_640Oil sales: Maersk forgot the climate perspective

Total has acquired Maersk Oil. Read about the climate perspectives in Erik Alhoej’s analysis in Økonomisk Ugebrev.

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Oliesalg: Maersk Glemte Klimaperspektivet

1qisv86s79e-l-w25 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.

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Her er verdens 25 største klimasyndere

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Ngo: Danske kommuner har aktier i ulovligt arbejde på Vestbredden

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Ngo: Danske kommuner har aktier i ulovligt arbejde på Vestbredden

bill-90886_640Climate 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.

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Klimatilpasning fortsætter trods USA-melding

oil and gas smInvestors 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.

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Historisk investoropgør med oliegiganter

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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.

 

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OECD: Uklar regulering bremser investeringer

Glass building with skyDecline 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.

 

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Nedtur for aktionærdemokrati: “Too big to listen”

VoteActive 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.

 

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Kapitalforvaltere presses til hårdere ejerskabsstil

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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.

 

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MP Pension presses til nye OECD anbefalinger

101HEU 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.

 

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Så blev EU’s direktiv om aktivt ejerskab vedtaget

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EU encourages active and responsible ownership

office-2009693_1280Overpaid 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.

 

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Overbetalte CEOs under-performer finansielt

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Overpaid CEOs underperform financially

LSEG pictureInvestorpres 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.

 

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Ansvarligt og aktivt ejerskab betaler sig

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Investorer skal fremme ny klimarapportering

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Globale krav om klimarapportering på vej

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Seks strategiske beslutninger om aktivt ejerskab

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Stærk vækst i ansvarlige investeringer

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ESG bliver nu investorers fiduciary duty

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Aktivt ejerskab bør være internationalt

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Anbefalinger om aktivt ejerskab nedtoner ESG

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PRI sætter stopper for investor ‘greenwashing’

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Inspiration til Mærsk fra franske Total om klima

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Så forsvandt den DK-førerposition!

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Nu også klimakrav fra ”griske” kapitalfonde

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PensionDanmark presser på for ligeløn

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Investorer presser paa for klimaansvarlighed

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Han presser klodens væste klimasyndere til at tage sig sammen

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Aktive investorer lægger pres på CO2 synderne

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Stor forskel i klimainvestering hos investorer

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Nye nøgletal for investfondes ESG-ansvarlighed

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FN-mål sætter ekstra fokus på Vestas og Novo

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Dansker rejser jorden rundt for at presse virksomheder til grøn etik

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Former GES executive Alhøj forms engagement firm to tap increasing investor demand

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Etiske investeringer hitter hos danskerne
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Investorpres for bedre ESG rapportering