AP6 gets stricter ESG requirements

The Swedish Ministry of Finance has proposed regulation stating that AP6 has to act in a prudent manner through responsible investments and governance. It's the same legislation that was implemented for AP1-4 two years ago.

Katarina Staaf, CEO of AP6

The Swedish government issued a proposal this week to update the legislation for national pension fund AP6, stating that the fund should get a new and clear mandate for investing sustainably and responsibly.

In the proposal, the Ministry of Finance writes that the fund's existing goal is to create long-term high returns with a satisfactory risk diversification through investments in the private equity market. The additional goal now states that the capital needs to be managed in a prudent manner through responsible investments and strong governance.

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