Swedish and Danish pension funds embrace UN development goals

Recently, at a UN conference, AMWatch met with CEO of a Danish pension fund to discuss how the pension sector can contribute in realizing the UN adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And, he points out, returns and visible improvements in developing in countries can go hand in hand.

Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO at PensionDanmark, and Tommy Thomsen, CEO at IFU, are discussing how the SDGs can be used as business and investment opportunities. | Photo: UNDP PR

In September 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 global goals with the purpose of making the world noticeably more sustainable by 2030 by, for example, eliminating poverty and hunger as well as promoting affordable and clean energy.

Recently, to promote these goals as a business enabler, UN Development Programme held conference called SDG Accelerator in the UN City in Copenhagen.

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