Sustainable allocation of finance drives change for better

Sustainable allocation of finances is trending globally. Investors must assess companies, projects and people thoroughly against sustainability criteria. Sustainable finance can be the answer to new demand, and it can also drive consumption and production to a cleaner and safer direction.

Our expertise

Gaia has supported the financial sector in integrating sustainability into decision-making processes. Gaia’s expertise enables clients to understand risks and opportunities to model and price their impacts. This facilitates better risk management and responsiveness to change. Our research also aims to identify new business opportunities through sustainability and to secure and increase returns. This creates a perfect base for growth.

Our services

We have helped various financial sector companies in developing their overall approach to sustainability and ESG. Our work has included strategic support, drafting of investment policies (e.g. responsible investment), target setting and meeting disclosure requirements – for example for the TCFD and CDP reporting frameworks.
We also offer services for managing and screening assets and investments against sustainability criteria. Gaia has facilitated extensive dialogue processes to identify sources for improving the sustainability of investments and to comply with requirements. We have expertise in impact investing and conducting detailed analyses on societal impacts, including the valuation of our clients’ economic impacts.

Customer case

Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Low carbon investment benchmarking

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Customer case

Taaleri Oyj

Developing Taaleri’s corporate responsibility

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Customer case

Sampo Oyj

Development of ESG practices and reporting

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Blogs

Financial Services

Juha Vanhanen

07.10.2020

How do climate change risks hit the company’s balance sheet?

When discussing climate change risks, the first thing that springs to mind is the devastation caused by extreme weather conditions. These are easily imagined sudden events, pictured into the mind through news images. Extreme weather is, however, only the tip of the iceberg. To map the preparedness, management and opportunities, one has to know to look underneath the surface, too. With right strategic choices, the minuses can become plusses.

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Financial Services

Mikko Halonen

17.09.2020

Time to get from climate to green – from green to SDG finance

Some ten years ago, after the financial crisis 2007-2008, several thought leaders urged politicians to mainstream climate and environmental considerations into the financial recovery packages. That time, we failed, rather miserably in accelerating a green transformation of our societies. This time, with less than ten years to reach the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030, we do not have the luxury to repeat those mistakes.

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Financial Services

Gaia pressroom

19.03.2020

Why sustainability should be strategic?

Capital markets react swiftly to acute threats or events such as epidemics or natural catastrophes. While global threats unfold, discussions continue on how to best prepare for emerging risks, such as climate change, in the future.

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Ask for more information

Due diligence, ESG development

Climate finance, reporting

Juha Vanhanen

Director

+358 50 5641889
juha.vanhanen@gaia.fi

Julia Illman

Business Manager

+358 44 533 5723
julia.illman@gaia.fi