The Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4)

AP4 ranked 3rd out of 500 institutional investors

News   •   May 31, 2016 11:00 GMT

AP4 is awarded the highest rating (AAA) and ranked as number 3 globally out of 500 institutional investors at manging climate change in the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP) Global Climate 500 Index, an improvement from last year when AP4 was ranked 9th. AP4 is therefore one of 12 investors assigned a AAA rating and is the highest placed Swedish investor on the list.

- We are very pleased to have been awarded the highest rating in AODP’s Global Climate 500 Index. According to AP4's analysis, climate change is an imminent global threat to our world, the ecosystems and society and thus a threat to future performance and safe pensions. With that insight AP4 works for reduced carbon emissions and that climate risk in AP4's investments is managed, which we believe will contribute to positive performance long-term, says Mats Andersson, CEO at AP4.

AODP is an independent, global, non-profit organization that recognizes the specific financial risk attributes of climate change. Each year, AODP ranks the world’s 500 biggest asset owners, based on their success at managing climate risk within their portfolios. Asset owners are scored in three categories: Engagement, Risk Management and Low-Carbon Investment.

Last year AP4 positioned itself in ninth place, as one of nine investors who were assigned a rating of AAA.