Pension fund applies new tool to pressure portfolio companies

Starting next year, companies will be required to divulge the proportion of investments and revenue which can be classed as sustainable. This is meant to provide institutional investors with far better means to push carbon-intensive businesses in a greener direction, says ATP about vastly improving its active ownership.

ATP has just released a report on the EU sustainable investment taxonomy the Danish state pension fund says will ease active ownership management. | Photo: Thomas Borberg

Companies with a large CO2 footprint in ATP’s investment portfolio can expect to receive more critical questions from the Danish state pension fund going forward – complemented with a looming threat of divestment for failure to transform business to be more sustainable.

New EU rules will also enable ATP to track whether companies the pension fund invests in actually spend adequate sums on the green transition, says ATP ESG Director Johan Mellerup:

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