The Latest

Danish pension fund ATP expands to UK

Danish pension fund ATP will expand its operations into the United Kingdom, and the new head of its UK operations, Morten Nilsson, says they can offer a more diverse range of investments and better risk controls than what is currently available to many British pension fund members.

Scots dig deep in lobby to house Green Bank

An alliance of Scotland’s finance sector, power and renewable energy firms and universities is backing a campaign being taken to Westminster, to lobby ministers on Edinburgh being the ideal home for the Green Investment Bank being set up by the UK government.

Climate-change investors damn US weakness

A group of more than 250 institutional investors has damned individual country national policies, particularly highlighting inadequacies in the US, as preventing more private capital flowing into climate change-related investments. The collaborative stance comes ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico.
In Conversation

Investors’ group challenges EU on climate change

The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change will present a position paper to the European Commission this week, giving momentum to the dialogue between investors and policy makers, and offering a united institutional investors’ voice on the requirements for the successful mobilisation of private investment in climate change mitigation. Amanda White talks with the chair […]
Investor Profile

ATP tells polticians at Copenhagen ‘we’re ready’

The giant Danish fund ATP has earmarked €1 billion to a climate change action fund, deliberately timing the launch of the commitment to coincide with the UN conference in its capital, Copenhagen. Amanda White spoke with chief investment officer of ATP, Bjarne Graven Larsen, about how the fund is using its sizeable capital to incite […]

ATP staff reduce own CO2 emissions

Each employee of the $110 billion Danish fund, ATP has saved the environment 300 kilograms of CO2 in one year, according to its first climate change report, which coincides with the fund’s strategic move to focus on climate and environmental considerations within its investment policy.