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Pensions giant kicks off stock picking for EUR 1bn sustainable equity portfolio

Varma mutual pensions, which is one the largest institutional investors in Finland, aims to make its entire EUR 45bn investment portfolio carbon neutral by 2035.

Varma headquarters in Salmisaari, Helsinki. | Photo: PR / Varma

Varma mutual pensions is revamping its equity portfolio investments in sustainable companies in order to align it more closely with its own climate targets and to promote the UN sustainable development goals it has selected.

The first investments for the sustainable equity portfolio were made in June, says says Varma’s Portfolio Manager Kaisa Ojainmaa, and 15-20 more will be added during the second half of this year.

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