December 12, 2011
Denmark’s largest institutional investors are widely focused on environmental, social and governance issues, shows a new study from Dansif.
Danish Social Investment Forum (Dansif) has studied the 50 largest banks, insurance companies and pension funds in Denmark, altogether managing EUR 750 billion. 88 per cent of the investors have a policy for responsible investment (RI), representing 99 per cent of their total invested capital. Over 50 per cent have signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
The prevailing RI approach among Danish investors is to exclude or engage with companies associated to violations of international norms. This is often called “the Scandinavian model”, since it is much more common here than in other countries.
GES Investment Services Denmark is represented in Dansif’s board by Managing Director Erik Alhøj, with specific responsibility for statistics and communications.
The study can be found at www.dansif.dk
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