Risto Murto, runs one of the two largest private-sector pension funds in Finland finds that the green bond space is on the verge of being filled up.
“It’s a crowded place with bond investors, banks and semi- public institutions,” the chief executive officer of Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co., said on the sidelines of a recent sustainable finance conference in Helsinki. For a broader asset holder, bigger potential lies in equities and real estate, he said. That’s because an equity investor wields more influence on the company’s strategy and has better chances of pushing the company toward sustainable actions, said Murto, who oversees a 46.9 billion-euro ($53 billion) portfolio of Finnish pension assets.
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