Awards

The work carried out by AP4 is positively recognized in several different contexts in Sweden and internationally. During the first half of 2016 AP4 received several awards, and the AP funds’ Ethical Council also received an award.

Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) Global Climate 500

 

AODP awarded AP4 the highest rating of AAA for the management of climate risks in investments. In addition, AP4 ranked 3rd of 500 global institutional investors.

Sweden’s most influential persons regarding the environment

 

Aktuell Hållbarhet (formerly MiljöAktuellt) ranks AP4’s CEO as number ten of Sweden’s most influential environmental people 2016.

Aktuell Hållbarhet annually ranks the most influential people regarding the environment in order to highlight role models and persons who determine the environmental and sustainability agenda and who drive development in a more
sustainable direction.

The ranking is awarded based on the following:

- "No company can be successful long term if sustainability is not high on the agenda."

These succinct words come from the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund’s CEO Mats Andersson. In 2015 AP4 was one of four promoters of the PDC, a coalition that ahead of the climate meeting in Paris aimed to pull together $100 billion in pension capital and allocate them to climate-smart
investments. The goal was achieved by a wide margin where four funds became 25 and capital has reached $3 200 billion.

Sweden’s most influential persons regarding the environment

 

Aktuell Hållbarhet also ranks the AP Funds’ Ethical Council Secretary General on its list of Sweden’s most influential environmental people.

The ranking is awarded based on the following:

The Secretary General of the AP Funds’ Ethical Council sees clear links between sustainability and returns. Through a long-term perspective and focused efforts the AP Funds’ Ethical Council contributes in influencing companies worldwide to work more sustainably. Since environmental analyst John Howchin became Secretary General  of the AP Funds Ethical Council the AP Funds have strengthened their efforts to enforce environmental and ethical issues in the foreign companies whose shares they own.

 

Chief Investment Officer (CIO) Lifetime Achievement Award

 

CIO highlights CEO Mats Andersson’s leadership and contribution internationally to sustainable investments and climate change projects.