Denmark's PKA pension fund is leading the way in investing in emerging markets in line with the SDGs. It targets 10 per cent of its $40 billion in alternative ESG investments and an increasing portion of that is invested in emerging markets via allocations to green bonds, infrastructure, microfinance, water sanitation and a specific SDG fund.
Sarah RundellSeptember 13, 2019
At PRI in Person Sylvia van Waveren, director, active ownership at Robeco, and Adam Mathews, director of ethics and engagement at The Church of England’s Pensions Board sat down with Ben van Beurden, CEO of Royal Dutch Shell to chart their journey of dialogue and evolution that resulted in the oil giant setting carbon emissions targets linked to executive pay.
It is difficult to see how the world will cap emissions in line with the Paris agreement unless asset owners drive change, aligning their portfolios to net zero and demanding more from their managers, delegates at PRI in Person heard.
In conversation with Eva Halvarsson, CEO of SEK 334 billion ($34 billion) Swedish buffer fund AP2 at PRI in Person in Paris, CFO of French multi-national food group Danone Cécile Cabanis, told delegates that the goal of the company is to contribute positively to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Sarah RundellSeptember 11, 2019