Dialogue and impact on sustainable investment
Through dialogue, we want to influence companies around the world to take environmental, social and governance issues into consideration because our conviction is that well-managed companies are better investments. Sustainability issues are of great importance to people and communities and to the value creation in the companies. This is how we can contribute to development and to sustainable pensions for pensioners of both today and tomorrow.
The Council on Ethics is a collaboration between the four AP Funds (AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4), which are buffer funds in the Swedish national pension system.
Further increase in transparency in the Council’s dialogues
The AP Funds’ Council on Ethics sums up a very active 2021and further increases transparency. The annual report presents a more transparent account of the impact dialogues and the milestones achieved. Eight proactive projects have been conducted to improve sustainability in difficult and vulnerable sectors and 85 reactive company dialogues have been conducted to enable companies to address serious incidents and prevent future incidents.
dialogues during 2021
Read more about how Council on Ethics dialogues is beeing executed with the companies the AP Funds invest in. The goal is to enhance a responsible business and thereby better investments.
The Council on Ethics run both reactive and proactive dialogues.
Each year, new focus areas are chosen that are given special importance for the Council’s work.
Some issues are particularly debated, such as weapons manufacturing, alcohol, certain industries or territories. The Council on Ethics will then take a position.
The Council will recommend the AP Funds to exclude companies where we do not reach the desired outcome within maximum four years.