Vinnova Green Finance
Through three different projects, we will use Sweden as a “Market Lab” for testing, demonstrating and offering concrete solutions that will support greener financial decisions.
Green finance is a fulfilment of Goal 17 where finance sector incentives align with the global development agenda through investment opportunities in environmental solutions. But several challenges are posing barriers. The Vinnova program at Misum will address some of these critical barriers by creating an innovative solutions oriented research environment where academia and the finance sector meet. Through three different projects, we will use Sweden as a “Market Lab” for testing, demonstrating and offering concrete solutions that will support greener financial decisions. It is our hope that our outputs will be self-sustained in the longer term and also serve as good examples to be picked up and implemented in other markets as well.
Vinnova Green Finance Projects
Swedish Action Lab: This project aims at changing the “capital market conversation” by demonstrating how it can be inclusive of material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues.
Investing for Impact: This project investigates investor impact on phasing out coal in order to provide understanding for how investors better can invest for a 1,5 degree world.
Diploma in Green Finance: A project that will develop a brand new Executive Education program at the Stockholm School of Economics to educate finance professionals in green finance instruments to scale up green investments.
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Partners: Misum, through its platform on Sustainable Finance, is program host. Collaborating partners include SSE Executive Education, University College Dublin, Storebrand and the 7th Swedish National Pension Fund.