Hancock Natural Resource Group: Investing Beyond TodayHNRG is one of the world’s largest natural resource managers for institutional investors.
HNRG occupies a unique position as a steward of assets and land: find out how they are using this position to influence positive sustainability.
Building synergy: Vermilion Energy Inc. creates geothermal energy from traditional oil productionShared value principles boost economic and social capacity
An innovative exchange between tomato greenhouses and oil production demonstrates how partnerships can play a critical role in the energy transition.
Konica Minolta: Digital Responsibility for a sustainable societyKonica Minolta strives for economic and social value through innovations. It includes how digitalisation can be done in a more sustainable way or to use digitisation for sustainable solutions.
Our vision for sustainabilitySuccessful business must act responsibly
Taking action on climate change is a priority. Legal & General challenge the companies they invest in to take carbon reduction seriously and contribute to a climate positive future.
The Panasonic Approach To SustainabilityPanasonic’s view of sustainability is deeply rooted in its management philosophy, which has remained unchanged for the last 100 years. As such, it is reflected in the principles laid down by the founder, Konosuke Matsushita, who called for the company to “make contributions to the progress of society and the well-being of people through our business activities.” As the company proceeds with its next 100 years, this spirit is still very much alive, as expressed in Panasonic’s corporate slogan, “A Better Life, A Better World,” which was established in 2013.
Siemens: Advancing technologies to serve societyWith a 172-year history, thinking and acting in the interest of future generations is part of our company’s DNA. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs can only be accomplished by adopting long-term thinking and creating the foundations for sustainable development.
Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative.
How can the legal sector drive sustainability?The rule of law is central to stable society, and driving global sustainability
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, tracing its history to 1743, is one of the most prestigious multinational law firms in the world. How are they contributing to the SDGs? Find out more here: bloomberg.com/ad/tbd-media/50-sustainability--climate-leaders
Olayan Saudi Holding Company: Giving Commitment and Drive a Fair ChanceOlayan Saudi Holding views gender equality as beneficial and right
People are the greatest asset to this business. Olayan Saudi Holding Company cultivates an inclusive environment with an equal playing field.
Doing Good by Doing Well – investing in a better climatee
Doing good and doing well – this is the key tenet of the Danish labour market pension fund, PensionDanmark, and is reflected in all their activities. When a member of PensionDanmark, switches on their light at home, they can feel secure knowing that the energy used to power the bulb is green, renewable and paid for with their own investment. Sustainability is an important issue in the public and corporate spheres, with sustainable measures that change both corporate strategies and public lifestyles introduced at an increasing speed. But such measures cannot happen without significant investment.
PensionDanmark, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, understands the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) and of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. With over 700,000 members – primarily blue-collar workers – PensionDanmark invests in assets including sustainable real estate and renewable energy infrastructure.
In 2010, the pension fund made their first investments into renewable energy infrastructure. Now, with ownership of over 3,600 gigawatts of yearly green power production capacity, approximately 10% of PensionDanmark’s total assets are invested in wind farms, solar power and biomass power plants. As such, long-term investors have invested into assets that are positively contributing to reducing CO2 emissions. PensionDanmark are facilitating a green transformation in a manner allowing their members to receive returns based on sustainable growth; in this way the company is proving that investment in large-scale, clean energy projects is good business.
In 2012, PensionDanmark founded and was the sole investor of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP). CIP is a specialised investment vehicle for companies including PensionDanmark and manages investments in renewable energy infrastructure. Through investments in biomass, onshore and offshore wind power in the UK, US and Taiwan that collectively create many gigawatts of energy across several different projects, CIP generates significant investment opportunities. Additionally, PensionDanmark has partnered with developers to innovate new sustainable real estate methods. The initiative develops properties from housing to court buildings, hospitals and offices. With sustainability in mind from the outset, PensionDanmark’s real estate team invest in and develop properties to ensure value for their tenants and communities in their operating areas.
At the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019 PensionDanmark announced its role in the founding of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. This new alliance with 15 other pension funds is committed to ensuring that their total investment portfolios are CO2 neutral by 2050 and, with other pension funds joining the alliance, by 2019 it covered assets of more than 4,000 billion US dollars with a target of at least 10 trillion US dollars by the end of 2020. This alliance and its mission is a clear demonstration that the international pension fund sector is delivering on the goals of the Paris Agreement through private capital.
Sustainability is not a costless enterprise; investment is required to make real change. PensionDanmark, through their commitments, collaborations and investments, ensure that their members contribute to a green transition. Should this become the standard for their sector, such investment can clearly offer environmental and economic benefits for business and members alike.