/Consulate of Sweden New york

Sweden and Sustainable Finance

Financial markets have a key role to play in the transition to a lowcarbon economy, notably by steering capital towards sustainable investments. In 2015, the Swedish parliament (the Riksdag) acknowledged this by adopting a new goal for financial market policy stating that the financial system should contribute to sustainable development. In line with this goal, Sweden’s financial supervisory authority has been tasked to integrate sustainability and climate-related risks in its supervisory activities. The message to financial market actors is clear: they should take due account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making investment decisions. For further information, please see links below.

Speeches and interviews



8-11 September 2020

Columbia University

The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment


10:00am - 12:00pm EDT