Danske Capital picks Sustainalytics for ESG research and data

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Amsterdam based Sustainalytics has been picked by Danske Capital to provide ESG research and analysis, that can be integrated into the manager’s investment products.

Danske has more than €100bn equivalent in assets under management globally, and claims particular in-house skills in managing Nordic, European and Eastern European assets. It works with external managers in other regional markets around the world.

Danske and Systainalytics will work together in 2015 to push dialogue with underlying company holdings in areas such as responsible investing best practice and educating investors about ESG integration.

Robert Mikkelstrup, senior vice president at Danske Capital, said: “By making Sustainalytics’ ESG research and ratings available to our own portfolio managers and analysts, Danske Capital can facilitate a more holistic, thoughtful approach to investing.

Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi added:  “We look forward to working with Danske to bring a higher level of understanding around ESG-related risk to the global investment community.”


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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