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“And I think that in my view there are strong arguments to say that that will continue for the long-term, but obviously that remains to be seen – but that’s the belief we have at Alecta,” Billing said.The other three drivers behind ESG investing for Alecta cited by Billing were the clear message from the pension fund’s customers that their money should be invested in a sustainable manner; the advanced integration of ESG factors into the business models of the companies in which Alecta invested; and regulatory changes.The pension fund CEO also said customers were now placing greater importance on the social and governance aspects of ESG than they had before.“Climate has been an area that’s been very concrete and tangible and at the top of the minds of many of our customers for many years. And I think what’s changing right now is the social aspect, the S of ESG, is coming more at the forefront,” he said.This shift came down to the pandemic, he said.“We are seeing parts of society being extremely negatively affected by COVID-19 and probably will have scars for the foreseeable future,” Billing said, adding that in his view, this would translate into even more demand from the customer side to take a social-aspect investment approach. Stockmarket performance during the COVID-19 crisis has clarified that equities with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings are the “winners of tomorrow”, according to the head of Sweden’s largest pension fund, who described the revelation as a new driver for sustainable investing.Speaking at this morning’s Sustainable Investment Forum Europe Digital Event, Magnus Billing, chief executive officer of Alecta, said: “I think what has become the fourth driver [behind ESG investing] is what is coming now when we see the effects of COVID-19.”Admitting it could be too early to say whether performance so far in the crisis was evidence of a long-term effect, Billing said the data clearly showed that companies with high ESG scores were performing better than their competitors with lower rankings.“So clearly there is a strong argument to say good performers in the ESG space are the winners of tomorrow,” he said. “There is a strong argument to say good performers in the ESG space are the winners of tomorrow”Magnus Billing, Alecta’s CEO“Then on the G side, the governance side, we are starting to interpret our customers in such a way that we should take more of a stakeholder view rather than a shareholder-for-profit view,” he said.Billing said despite earlier misgivings, he now had high expectations for the European Commission’s Sustainability Taxonomy.“I was initially, I must confess, a little bit sceptical about the whole process because it was extremely difficult and technical and challenging, but the work that the group has done on the taxonomy is nothing less than very impressive and I think it will have a fundamental impact across the investment chain on how it will operate,” he said.Answering an audience question about greenwashing, Billing said the taxonomy could help investors avoid products and services that fell short.“I think we need to be a little bit cautious about initiatives around green supporting requirements on the capital requirement side,” he said, adding that such initiatives would encourage greenwashing or provide impetus for it.“But currently in the market space, I’m not that concerned about it as the market stands right now,” he said.The SEK963bn (€93bn) Swedish pension fund is a founding member of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Ellsworth’s Jack Weeks wrestles Mount Desert Island’s Elijah Malloy in the 138-pound championship at Saturday’s home tournament. Weeks pinned Malloy for his 100th-career win. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSEllsworth wrestling coaches rush to the center of the mat to hug Jack Weeks and present him with a trophy after the Ellsworth senior’s 100th-career win at Saturday’s home tournament. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSBucksport’s Matt Stewart looks to the scoreboard in the 160-pound championship match against Ellsworth’s Connor Petros at Saturday’s tournament at Ellsworth. Steward lost 9-5 and finished the day 2-1. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSEllsworth’s Robert Banner pins Cameron Cookson of Foxcroft Academy in a 126-pound match at Saturday’s home tournament. Banner finished the day 2-1. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSEllsworth’s Tyler Hardwick wrestles Jacob Hesseltine of Dexter in a 160-match at Saturday’s home tournament. Hardwick won 9-3 and finished the day 4-1, with his only loss coming from teammate and 160-pound champion Connor Petros. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS12345PreviousNextELLSWORTH — Ellsworth wrestler Jack Weeks notched his 100th win of his career in the 138-pound championship at Saturday’s Ellsworth High School tournament.“One hundred wins is the standard for measuring wrestling excellence in the state of Maine,” Ellsworth coach J.F. Burns said. “By far, we give out the nicest award for this achievement.”After Weeks pinned Mount Desert Island’s Elijah Malloy to take first place, Ellsworth assistant coach Travis Hardison rushed to the center of the mat to present the senior wrestler with a trophy.Other Ellsworth wrestlers who took first at the tournament included Peyton Cole at 132 pounds and Connor Petros at 160 pounds.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the finals, Cole beat Nicholas Hallowell of Calais 11-0, and Petros beat Matthew Stewart of Bucksport 9-5.Ellsworth’s Josh Wright, Harry Larrabee and Tyler Hardwick took third in their respective weight classes.In the consolation finals, Wright beat Connor Johnson of Foxcroft 1-0 at 132 pounds, Larrabee pinned Brody Boynton of Bucksport at 138 pounds and Hardwick beat Wilder Young of MDI 6-5 at 160 pounds.The other weight classes were conducted in a round robin tournament style, where all wrestlers wrestled at least three times.At 126 pounds, Ellsworth’s Robert Banner completed the day with a winning record of 2-1.At 152 pounds, Ellsworth junior Dagan Berenyi went 4-0 for the day, including a win over Foxcroft Academy senior Brooks Law — a two-time Class C state champion and last year’s Class B state runner-up at 138 pounds. Berenyi — last year’s Class B state champion at 132 pounds — lost in the pair’s earlier matchup this season, but was able to pin Law this time.“The victory for Dagan is redemption for a one-point Christmas Tournament loss to Brooks,” Burns said.At 170 pounds, Ellsworth’s Trent Goodman also went 4-0. Teammate Jeff Weeks went 3-1, with his only loss coming against Goodman.At 195 and 220 pounds, Bucksport’s K.P. Hilaire pinned all three of his opponents to finish the day undefeated. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016
Daniel Ricciardo will start the Monaco Grand Prix from pole after dominating qualifying while Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen will line up at the back. Red Bull could not repair Verstappenâ€™s car in time to get him out after a practice crash, leaving Ricciardo to blitz Mercedes and Ferrari.Ferrariâ€™s Sebastian Vettel beat Mercedesâ€™ Lewis Hamilton to second. Ferrariâ€™s Kimi Raikkonen was fourth ahead of Mercedesâ€™ Valtteri Bottas as Force Indiaâ€™s Esteban Ocon took sixth.Red Bull have dominated the weekend so far and looked set to lock out the front row until Verstappenâ€™s costly error in final practice. The Dutchman caught the inside wall at the second Swimming Pool chicane with his right front tyre and catapulted into the barriers on the outside.The impact damaged both front and rear suspension on the right-hand side of the car and the damage was too extensive to be fixed in the two hours and 15 minutes between the end of practice and when he would have needed to get out to do a lap in first qualifying.To add insult to injury, Verstappen has a five-place grid penalty for an unauthorised gearbox change because the team discovered a leak as they were preparing the car for qualifying, but it is academic as he will start from the back anyway.One Red Bull driver always looked set for pole after Ricciardo set the pace in all the practice sessions leading up to qualifying, each time just pipping Verstappen.After Verstappen ruled himself out, making an error for the sixth race in a row and raising questions about whether he needs to change his approach to his racing, Ricciardo was in a league of his own and was fastest in all three parts of qualifying.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram