Lobbying can deal bigger blow to climate than emissions, says AP7

Is it possible for businesses to honor the Paris-Agreement on a voluntary basis? Not according to Sweden's AP7, which challenged some of Europe's largest corporations on climate lobbying earlier this week. But is that initiative enough to make any real difference? AMWatch turned to the EUR 62 billion pension fund for some answers.

"We do not believe that the business community is able the reach the 2-degree target on a voluntary basis," says Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand from AP7. | Photo: AP7

Earlier this week, Sweden's EUR 62 billion AP7 led an investor group which challenged some of Europe's largest corporates on their climate lobbying.

AMWatch quizzed AP7's corporate governance and sustainability strategist, Charlotta Dawidowski Sydstrand, about the purpose and potential impact of the new pan-European pension collaboration.

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