Common values

In 2019, new rules regarding sustainable management were introduced for the AP Funds, which means a higher level of ambition in sustainability. The legal text introduced that management should be conducted exemplarily through responsible investment and responsible ownership. The AP Funds will work together to achieve the goal of exemplary management and have therefore developed values and guidelines for collaboration in sustainability.

For the AP Funds, the new legal text means that the administration must also pay particular attention to how sustainable development can be promoted without compromising the overall goal of long-term high returns.

The AP-Funds work together to achieve the goal of exemplary management and have developed a common set of values that guide the work and are based on the values of the Swedish State and its six principles:

  • Democracy
  • Legality
  • Objectivity
  • Transparency
  • Respect
  • Power and service

The common values also describe the AP-Funds' approach to the requirement to conduct exemplary management of the funds in the income pension system. For example, by integrating sustainability factors such as environmental, social and governance aspects as well as business ethical aspects into the operations, both in the own organization and in the management of the fund capital. The AP Funds have developed common guidelines for reporting how the target has been achieved, as well as guidelines for which assets funds should not be invested in.

The AP-funds' common core values for managing funds

The AP-funds' common guidelines for reporting on how the objective has been achieved 

The AP-funds' common guidelines on which assets funds should not be invested in