Andra AP-fonden publishes 2020 sustainability report

Andra AP-fonden (AP2) continued to work intensively to integrate sustainability into its management activities in 2020. The Fund’s approach to sustainability is based on the conviction that sustainability leads to better management results, and is thus advantageous for the income pension system and for pensioners. AP2 has been a pioneer on several occasions, for instance, …

Andra AP-fonden – strong end to a year spent aligning the portfolio to the Paris Agreement

Thanks to a strong end to 2020, full-year earnings reached SEK 12.8 billion. The average returns of Andra AP-fonden (AP2) in the last five and ten years have been 7.3 and 7.7 per cent respectively. Growth during the year means that the Fund’s return once again exceeds the Fund’s long-term return assumption. “In many ways, …

Andra AP-fonden is aligning its portfolio with the Paris Aligned Benchmark

Andra AP-fonden (AP2) has aligned its internal indices and portfolios for foreign equities and corporate bonds to meet the 1.5 degree target of the Paris Agreement. This means, among other things, withdrawal of investment from companies that generate revenues from selling fossil fuels. This also reduces the climate risk from the Fund’s global investments and further reduces its carbon footprint. During the …

AP2 publishes sustainability report for the first half-year 2020

During the first half-year 2020 AP2 continued to work intensively to integrate sustainability into its management activities. The Fund approaches the issue of sustainability based on the conviction that sustainability results in better management performance, and thus in a better income pension system and a better deal for pensioners. AP2 has decided to publish a …

First half-year strongly affected by COVID-19

Andra AP-fonden (AP2) reported a total return of -5.1 per cent, after costs, for the first half of 2020. The net result was SEK -19.3 billion, while the Fund’s assets totalled SEK 357.9 billion at the end of the first half of 2020. Relative to the benchmark index, the return was -0.1 per cent, excluding …

AP2’s Female Representation Index 2020 – slight decrease in the proportion of women on board of companies

AP2’s Female Representation Index for 2020 shows that the proportion of women represented on the boards of companies listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, for the first time since 2013, is down slightly and now amounts to 33.7 (34.0) percent. On the other hand, the proportion of women in executive positions, for the tenth consecutive year, increased …

Council on Ethics influences safety in mining and focuses on deforestation, money laundering and climate efforts

The Council on Ethics of the Swedish National Pension (AP) Funds Annual Report 2019:For more than 13 years, the AP Funds’ Council on Ethics has exercised influence on the AP Funds’ global portfolio of listed companies to improve their environmental, human rights and corporate governance work through engagement and dialogue. During 2019, the Council on …

AP2 – 2019 sees strongest result ever

The 2019 result was AP2’s (Andra AP-fonden) highest ever and totalled SEK 53.0 billion. Looking at the last five and ten years, the Fund’s average return has been 7.4 and 8.4 per cent respectively. Developments during the reporting year have meant that the Fund’s return will once again exceed its long-term return commitment both in …

AP2 publishes 2019 sustainability report

AP2 continued to work intensively to integrate sustainability into its management activities in 2019. The Fund approaches the issue of sustainability based on the conviction that sustainability results in better management results, and thus in a better income pension system and a better deal for pensioners. AP2 has on several occasions acted as a pioneer, …

Andra AP-fonden publishes Report on Human Rights

As one of the first investors in the world, Andra AP-fonden (AP2) is publishing a Report on its work with human rights, based on the United Nations’ Reporting Framework. The Report describes how the Fund addresses its responsibility to respect human rights and the processes it employs to make these rights integral to its business …