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Akademikerpension disappointed in Coloplast: "The outcome doesn't please the company, the investors or the employees"

Danish pension firm Akademikerpension believed the medtech giant would publicize tax payments around the globe, but was sorely disappointed when this turned out not to be the case. According to the pension firm, Coloplast has yet to provide a real argument against country-by-country reporting.

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When Akademikerpension asked Danish medtech firm Coloplast's management whether something was stopping them from publicizing the firm's tax payments the world over, the pension firm, as an institutional investor, had the clear expectation of getting an answer.

The question was posed at a general assembly back in December 2020 in the shape of a shareholder proposal for more transparency in Coloplast's tax payments. One year later, at the latest general assembly on Dec. 2, 2021, the pension firm's head of responsible investments, Troels Børrild, had a follow-up question.

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