The research themes are broadly categorized in four buckets; the allocation of long term capital towards a sustainable society, the actual impact of sustainable investment, the integration of ESG factors into investment analysis, and the scaling of sustainable finance. We are also looking into governance issues and incentives structures across these four research areas.
More specifically, we are engaged in a project Green Investment and Climate Risk that focusses on the perceptions and motivations of investors and issuers in the green bond market in Sweden and have also been involved in the Green Bond Inquiry. SSFC is also involved in long term investment analysis project with SWESIF. Swesif was founded in 2003 and has approximately 85 members, most of whom are asset owners and asset managers. As an an independent association, SWESIF has its purpose in supporting sustainable investment and its mandate lies in the breadth and representativeness of its members. SWESIF is funded through membership fees. The SSFC is also involved in ongoing research at Mistra Centre for Sustainable Markets (MISUM), a multi-disciplinary research environment at the Stockholm School of Economics on sustainable finance and markets. Here we work together on various impact strategies, such as investor strategies for phasing out coal.