NIO originates from an ESG mindset practiced by our founders, pioneers within renewable energy infrastructure and sustainable real estate. It is our vision to carry on the legacy to create sustainable returns for our investors and preserve the real value of investments. Our ESG integration aims to protect the value of NIO’s investments and to contribute to ensuring that the portfolio companies have the lowest possible capital costs and act responsibly. We invest with companies that share our guiding beliefs, and we practice active ownership to ensure our portfolio continuously lives up to our promise to offer our investors best-in-class alternative investments.
NIO evaluates fund investments by mapping potential ESG market risks and continuously assessing the managers’ commitment to ESG
NIO assesses geographic and sector risks particular to the fund and strategy at the time of the investment. These risks are taken into consideration in the overall risk assessment
NIO has developed an in-house ESG rating model. The model assesses investment managers’ overall ESG approach, management/corporate buy-in and reporting & monitoring. Manager ratings will be revised on an annual basis
Manager ratings will be monitored annually to reflect potential improvements/changes to ESG approach and developments over time - as well as new regulatory/legal and market standards and requirements
We believe that sustainability is about acting responsibly without compromising financial returns. We act responsibly by actively screening, rating and monitoring our investments and our managers’ approach to ESG. NIO has developed an ESG rating tool, which consistently and meticulously ensures ESG compliance and quality living up to our standards. To meet the demands of the future, we continuously seek partnerships that help us learn and raise the bar for ESG excellence.
We rely on seasoned ESG specialists for strategic counseling
Malin Lindfors Speace
Partner & Senior Advisor, Ethos International
Malin Lindfors Speace
Founder of Ethos International and specialised in sustainable business development. Malin has extensive experience from working with multinational and Nordic companies on sustainability issues, including integrating sustainability risks into risk management and asset management.
Portfolio Manager and Head of ESG at Fondsfinans Kapitalforvaltning
Melanie Brooks is Portfolio Manager and Head of ESG at Fondsfinans Kapitalforvaltning. She also serves on the board of Up Norway, Lakers Group and Applied Hydrogen AS. Prior to joining CARN, Melanie was Head of ESG Risk Monitoring at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). She has previously held roles in ESG at Folketrygdfondet and Société Générale and was a founding member of NORSIF. Melanie holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from Said Business School, an M.Sc. in Development Studies from NMBU and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.
Chief Executive Officer, The Danish Recovery Fund
CEO at The Danish Recovery Fund (Danmarks Genopretningsfond) and heading the consultancy, HaNoLo Analytics. From 2009 to 2018 he was Senior Vice President at PensionDanmark. Previously a member of the Pension Policy Committee at Insurance & Pension Denmark (2012-2018) and member of the Strategy Officers Community at World Economic Forum (2014-2018). From 2013-2018 he was chairman at Dansif (Danish Social Investment Forum). He holds an Executive MBA from Copenhagen Business School (2007) and an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen (1999).
Investment Director, Financial Investments, Kirk Kapital
Investment Director at Kirk Kapital who manages long-term wealth for the Kirk Johansen family and associated portfolios. Thomas’ focus is on asset allocation, sustainable investing and equities. Prior to joining Kirk Kapital, Thomas was chief ESG analyst and senior portfolio manager at Danske Bank Asset Management where he co-managed an actively managed global equity strategy that he co-designed to invest in companies that lead and benefit from the transition towards a sustainable future. Thomas has previously held roles at Novo Nordisk and Jyske Bank. He holds a master of science (econ.) degree from Aarhus University.
PRI signatory as of 2020
UN SDG Partner for SOS Børnebyerne