Responsible investments gains momentum in Denmark


A survey among the top 50 institutional investors documents the rising momentum of responsible investments in Denmark.

The fact that the largest institutional investors in Denmark all have defined responsible investment policies is well known. The interesting part is that ESG integration is increasingly carried out across several asset classes and with greater involvement across the relevant functions of the companies, including a higher involvement at top managerial level.

Theese are the findings of a new study carried out by Dansif among the 50 largest banks, asset managers and pension funds in Denmark, which account for roughly 90 percent of invested capital. Dansif is an impartial forum for organizations with significant interest in responsible investment. The purpose of the association is to exchange and disseminate experience among its members, and to facilitate a diversified debate on responsible investment. The organization is an important partner for Jyske Capital in ESG issues.

The study also finds that institutional investors are increasingly focusing on climate challenges and the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs). 71% of respondents specify at least one tool used to manage climate-related risks and opportunities with scenario planning and climate impact measurement of investment portfolios among the most commonly used. And 74% of investors states that they are actively applying the sustainability goals in impact measurement, asset allocation and other measures.

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