The First, Second, Third, and Fourth AP Funds are buffer funds in the Swedish national pension system. AP Funds’ mandate from Riksdagen (the Swedish Parliament) is to manage the funds for the maximum benefit of the pension system. The Funds’ assets are to be managed in an exemplary manner through responsible investments and responsible ownership. The management of assets is to focus specifically on promoting sustainable development without compromising on the target of high returns.
Together we are stronger
Since 2007, the First, Second, Third, and Fourth AP Funds (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4) have been coordinating their work on environmental and ethical issues through the joint the Council on Ethics.
The Council on Ethics sees its mission as encouraging companies, on the basis of the business they conduct, to address relevant sustainability issues, to have in place fit-for-purpose guidelines and to apply control and follow-up systems to enable the business to be operated in as responsible way as possible.
The Council on Ethics does this both by driving forward and participating in preventive initiatives and by acting to bring about positive change in a number of companies associated with violations of international conventions on the environment and human rights.