Nordic SIF-meeting

Invitation to Nordic SIF meeting in Oslo 24 – 25 September 2018

Dear Nordic SIF members,

Norsif has the pleasure of inviting members of all the Nordic sustainable investment forums to Oslo for the annual Nordic SIF-meeting.

Time: 24th and 25th of September 2018
Venue: KLP, Dronning Eufemias gate 10, Oslo. Click here for map

After the event on the 24th, we will serve drinks and some snacks at the event location. At 18.30 pm there will be a joint dinner at restaurant Stock. Map. We have reserved tables and set up to choices of main dishes. Please make your selection in the registration form. Dinner is at the participants own expense.

Please register here 
(Before September 7.)

Accommodation (suggestions):
Thon Hotel Opera
Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel
Scandic Hotel Byporten
Comfort Hotel Børsparken


Monday 24th of September, 10 am – 17 pm

10.00: Coffee and registration

10.30: Welcome

10.40 – 12.30: ESG in Credit portfolios

  • “ESG investing in Credit” presented by Albert Desclée, Managing Director, Quantitative Portfolio Strategy, Barclays Research.

Analyzing the effect of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) rating on the performance of corporate bonds while controlling for differences in risk characteristics. Barclays investigate whether differences in performance between high and low ESG portfolios can be attributed to changes in valuation and detail the contribution of individual pillars (E, S and G) taken in isolation. 

  • Official launch of report from the Norsif working committee on ESG-integration, presented by the working committee.

Norsif’s working group has been working on creating a guide to ESG in credit management, focusing on Norwegian credit management, and will present the findings from this work.

12.30-13.30 Lunch 

13.30-16.30: Development of Responsible Investments – how does «the Nordic Way» fit in?

  • «The Nordic Way» of Responsible Investments. Presented by Christine Tørklep, Consultant. Former Head of Sustainable investments/Portfolio Manager in Storebrand.
  • Presentation of HLEG (EU High level expert group on sustainable finance) report and action plan: Financing a sustainable European economy. Presented by Flavia Micilotta, Eurosif.
  • Workshop session – How can the Nordic countries contribute to the development and what do they have to do to adapt to EUs action plan.

16.30: Closing remarks

17.00: ReceptionDrinks and snacks will be served on behalf of Norsif at KLP

18:30: Dinner, held at Stock, Dronning Eufemias gate 14 Map here.  We have reserved tables. Costs are paid individually.

Tuesday 25th of September, 9 am – 12:30

8.45: Coffee

9.00 – 10.45: Presentation by all the Nordic SIFsInteresting activities and initiatives from the last year. Current trends and challenges in your SIF.

  • Norsif: Bjørn Stolpestad, Chairman of the board
  • Swesif: Anita Lindberg, Chairman of the board
  • Dansif: Johan Mellerup, Chairman of the board and Andreas Stang, treasurer at Dansif
  • Iceland SIF: Hrefna Ö. Sigfinnsdottir, Chairman of the board
  • Finsif: Magdalena Lönnroth, Vice Chairman

10.45-11.00: Coffee

11.00 – 12.30: How to conduct effective company engagements?

  • Presentation of company engagement, dialogues and ownership priorities in Norges Bank Investment management (NBIM) – Carine Smith Ihenacho, Chief Corporate Governance Officer
  • Quick presentations of different engagement models
    • Nordic Engagement Cooperation, a cooperation between Ilmarinen, Folksam, PFA and KLP. Presented by Tiina Landau, Senior Responsible Investment Officer Ilmarinen
    • East Capital presents how they do engagements, presented by Louise Hedberg, East Capital
    • Norsif ownership working group, presented by Matthew Smith, Storebrand

12.30 – Closing remarks  – Sandwiches «to go»

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