The basis for long-term value creation
AP3's sustainability work is based on the Swedish state's values, where democracy, the equal value of all people, the freedom, dignity and sustainable development of the individual are central parts.
Sustainability at AP3
AP3 has a long-term mission on behalf of the Swedish pension system that allows us to operate beyond the short- and medium term with a focus on sustainability. Our mission includes promoting sustainable development through responsible ownership and investment.
Though a global investor, AP3 is based in Sweden and has a natural focus on domestic investments. These holdings have performed well over time by international standards and have also enabled the Fund to share a Swedish perspective with global investors. Swedish expertise is an increasing asset in a world where sustainability is steadily gaining prominence.
The long-term nature of AP3s mission enables the Fund to invest in unlisted companies where value creation takes place over long periods of time. Returns can be high compared to many market-listed investments because these types of investment are not available to all types of investors and come with a liquidity premium.
AP3’s sustainability work is the basis for long-term value creation and should create value for the state income pension system and contribute to a sustainable development within the framework of its mission. […]
To ensure that sustainability efforts are focused on the areas deemed to have the greatest impact on investments, AP3 works with focus areas. Based on the Board’s positions, AP3 is currently working with the following four focus areas: Environment and climate, Biodiversity, Social responsibility, and Corporate stewardship issues. […]
AP3’s sustainability process
To support the difficult decisions that sometimes need to be made, AP3 has a clear process that draws on the fund’s collective access to resources. […]