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.”