Paris Aligned Investment Initiative approved as a Race to Zero initiative

In February 2021, AP2 signed IIGCC’s Paris Aligned Investment Initiative: Net Zero Asset Owners Commitment. IIGCC’s Paris Aligned Investments Initiative is now accredited by the UN Climate Convention as a Race to Zero initiative. This is a global campaign that mobilizes a coalition of leading net zero initiatives with the objective to build momentum around …

AP2 has signed on to the Investor Agenda’s 2021

AP2 has signed on to The Investor Agenda’s 2021 statement calling on all governments to increase their climate policy ambition by #COP26 in November. Read The Investor Agenda’s pressrelease.

Joint AP Funds company invests USD 400 million in Northvolt

4 to 1 Investments KB, a company owned jointly by the Swedish National Pension (AP) Funds (AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4), is investing USD 400 million in Northvolt by participating in $2.75 billion private placement. Northvolt is planning for large-scale manufacture in Europe of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, and has entered into partnerships with Volkswagen, …

WIN WIN Award – winner 2021

As a proud partner of the global sustainability award WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award, we can now announce that the recipient of the 2021 award is Jóhannes Stefánsson from Iceland. John is the whistleblower behind the unveiling of ‘Fishrot Files’, an extensive corruption scandal with roots in Iceland and Namibia. In 2016, Stefánsson left his …

The Swedish National Pension Funds’ Council on Ethics’ collaboration produces results

The Swedish National Pension Funds’ Council on Ethics’ Annual Report 2020: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 …

The Council on Ethics of the Swedish National AP-funds signals its expectations for tech giants on human rights

The Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension Funds (AP-funds) has issued a new statement of its expectations of global tech companies on human rights. The expectations demand that tech giants reinforce measures to respect human rights and fully align their work with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights. Read the …

Applying EU rules, Andra AP-fonden ceases investment in fossil fuel companies

Andra AP-fonden (AP2) is one of northern Europe’s largest pension funds, managing assets of just over SEK 360 billion. Our mission is to ensure maximum benefits for the pension system – and to do so responsibly. We have now taken the next step as part of our commitment to sustainability. By divesting companies that derive …

AP2 included in the PRI Leaders’ Group 2020

AP2 is proud to have been appointed a member of the PRI Leaders´Group 2020 and to be recognized for the responsible investment work the Fund has done regarding this year´s theme, climate reporting. AP2 is one of 36 investors who receive the award and one of two from Sweden (AP2 and Swedfund). PRI Leaders´Group The …

Winner of the WINWIN Gothenburg Award 2020

Under the theme “biodiversity”, the 2020 WIN WIN Award is awarded to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Motivation of the jury:IPBES – The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services The biodiversity on earth is crucial to human survival. The need to raise the issue on the agenda for …

AP2 participates in the Commission against modern slavery and human trafficking

AP2 has participated in the Financial Sector Commission “Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST)” which last week, ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York, presented its final report – Unlocking Potential: A Blueprint for Mobilizing Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking. FAST aims to implement the Blueprint to help end modern slavery, human trafficking, …