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Pensam keeps asset managers on a short leash with ESG

Having systemized its screening process, Pensam now analyzes its asset managers' efforts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The Danish pension provider plans to follow up on these results, and asset managers failing to move in a positive direction will be ousted, says CEO Torsten Fels.

Torsten Fels, CEO of Pensam | Photo: PR.

Danish labour-market pensions firm Pensam is tightening the net around the asset managers it uses to invest for its 400,000 customers.

For some time now, the pension fund has screened its asset managers' efforts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, and has distributed a list of companies and countries it does not want to be associated with.

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