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AP3 has decided to raise the bar further in our sustainability ambitions by adopting new and ambitious targets for 2018.

Climate change will lead to changes in the use of global resources and will have a direct impact on AP3’s portfolio returns. We have therefore elected to focus specifically on climate impact by adopting a series of targets that further raise the level of our sustainability ambitions.

Four new targets for 2016 – 2018

We have adopted different strategies to reflect our different shareholdings. The targets relate to 2018 and will be evaluated on an annual basis:

  • The carbon footprint of our listed equity and credits holdings will be halved by 2018 compared to 2014. AP3 also urges all companies to issue regular reports on their carbon footprint by 2018 at the latest.
  • AP3 intends to help develop the market for green bonds in accordance with COP21 by more than tripling our holdings of green bonds, from SEK 4.5 billion to SEK 15 billion, by the end of 2018.
  • AP3 will double from SEK 10 billion to SEK 20 billion our strategic sustainability investments (including water treatment investments) by the end of 2018.
  • AP3 will work to ensure that Vasakronan, Scandinavia’s largest real estate company (in which AP3 owns a 25% equity stake), will continue to lead the way in sustainability in the real estate sector in Sweden. We will also make it a priority to ensure that our other real estate investees (Hemsö, Trophi, Regio et al) adopt ambitious sustainability policies as they mature.

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