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:
- 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.