ABP wants to offer all our participants a good pension now and in the future – one they can enjoy in a livable world. That is why we carefully consider the return, risk, and cost, as well as the social responsibility and sustainability performance of each investment decision we make. In our new policy on sustainable and responsible investing (SRI), we reestablish our goals as long-term investors and explain how we intend to achieve them. Our vision on a sustainable future looks toward 2050 and outlines our 2030 ambitions based on this vision. Our concrete goals for 2025 are the first step on the way to achieving our long-term ambitions and vision – all built on the foundation of our 2015-2020 policy.
As more and more investors make net zero commitments in the lead up to COP26, sustainability is at the forefront of investors’ minds. But what does it mean to invest sustainably? Are the metrics, measurements, returns and risks adequately framed and understood? How can leaders navigate the politics of sustainability and prevent greenwashing from prevailing? What are the allocation strategies and investments investors should be targeting and what are the tangible implications for investors’ portfolios? What is the role of asset owners in allocating capital and how do they overcome the obstacles they will face?
This online global event brought together asset owners, managers and academics for a practical take on sustainable investment. In order to implement the sustainability goals that asset owners have set as strategic initiatives they will need board and C-suite buy-in and directive.