Dialogue and impact on sustainable investment
Through dialogue, we want to influence companies around the world to take ethics and the environment 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 today’s and tomorrow’s pensioners.
The Council on Ethics is a collaboration between the four AP Funds, which are buffer funds in the general pension system.
The Swedish National Pension Funds’ Council on Ethics’ collaboration produces results
The Council on Ethics sees clear results from collaborating on impact processes. In 2020, the privacy issues of tech companies and impact on climate transition were high on the agenda. It is clear that collaboration is crucial for having an impact on important issues requiring development and change.
dialogues during 2019
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.