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articleSustainability in Practice - September 2021

APG positions for a digital future

APG, the biggest pension provider in Europe, is positioning itself as a digital pioneer with investment in the large-scale use of data, workflow automation and digital analytical platforms. A leader in funds management, most notably sustainability, it is once again a frontrunner by embracing technology.
articleEngagement

APG and NYC talk Amazon push back

Two of the world’s most influential institutional investors are hitting a brick wall in their attempts to engage with Amazon’s board on workplace safety. Every time the Netherland's APG and the office of New York City Comptroller, fiduciary to New York city’s five pension funds, try to engage with the board at the tech giant in which they own a combined $6.5 billion they get push back from management.
articleSustainability

Amazon under fire

Two of the world’s largest asset owners are putting pressure on Amazon to reveal exactly how it is protecting its workers from COVID-19. It’s a move indicative of the investor mood to focus attention on human and labour rights among investee companies, with a particular spotlight on the tech sector.
articleAsset allocation

APG’s view on accelerated change

APG's CIO Peter Branner explains how the pandemic has accelerated key trends already underway around digitization, central bank policy and action to combat climate change. It all points to fierce competition for private assets.
articleAsset allocation

Investors eye consumer opportunities

Protected by furlough schemes and mortgage holidays and saving money working from home, many consumers have come through the pandemic in better financial health than they were before. It could pose an exciting investment opportunity, say a panel of FIS 2020 Digital experts.
Fees

Asset owners report half of all costs

Asset owners are reporting only half of their true total costs according to analysis by CEM Benchmarking exclusively for Top1000funds.com. This means tens of billions of dollars across the industry is not being reported. The authors look at case studies and make suggestions for industry best practice.
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