When you assess the climate data of the largest listed companies in this supposedly green country, something is clearly not right.

At Copenhagen Airport, you are greeted by a billboard advertisement from Carlsberg, one of Denmark’s biggest emitters.

(Below is a summary of the points I made in an interview with Danish business weekly Mandag Morgen. I decided to do this summary in English because it’s relevant for people in other countries too. Here’s the original article in Danish.)

Denmark is well-known for being a climate pioneer and…

My good colleague Florian Esterer at his desk in Zürich!

Can you invest in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

As surprising as it may sound, the answer is actually “yes”. At J. Safra Sarasin, we recently launched an SDG fund entitled SDG Opportunities.

In what is now becoming a colleague interview series (read my previous interview with Robin Rouger and Pierin…

Pierin Menzli (behind) and myself in our office in Zürich.

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. Or, to be more precise, it has amplified and accelerated certain trends and developments, while exposing the weaknesses of other areas of society and business.

Some business models, products and skills have become old fashioned over night in what has been a remarkable…

Sasja Beslik

MD, Head of Sustainable Finance Dev. at J. Safra Sarasin, the world’s leading private bank on sustainable finance. Author of “Guld och gröna skogar” (2019).

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