As a board member, Danske Bank has a strong influence on industry activities related to responsible investments, which include events and debates, surveys, self-regulation standards and taking on an expert position on the agenda. Examples of this include the establishment of the Danish ESG Award in collaboration with the CFA Society Denmark (Finansforeningen), as well as the development of “Hållbarhetsprofilen” (“Sustainability Profile”) in Sweden.

Antti Malava’s ambition is to use the new board membership in Finsif to focus on the need to leverage data in responsible investments:

“I was selected for the Finsif board with an emphasis on my critical, systemic view on sustainability data. With the new sustainable finance disclosure regulation upon us, there is a large and growing amount of sustainability information on investment products. The Nordic Sustainable Investment Forums play an important role in providing regulatory clarity and discussing data-based dilemmas to ensure that investors see the disclosure as something that can actually help realise their sustainable investment objectives,” says Antti Malava, Head of Sustainability Insights and Analytics at Danske Bank.