ABP on course with sustainable investments
Heerlen/Amsterdam May 8, 2017. ABP is on course to meet concrete objectives which will contribute to reducing the level of climate change. The company is also maintaining its stance in respect of child labor and corporate governance by holding discussions with various companies. In 2016, ABP reduced the level of CO2 emissions in its equity portfolio by 7 million tonnes (the annual emissions of 2.8 million cars). Investments in renewable energy rose by 25%; and in 2016, the company achieved a total return of 9.5%. ABP is well aware that, to achieve good pension payments, making investments more sustainable must go hand in hand with an optimal return. A fact which is stated in ABP’s 2016 Sustainable and Responsible Investment Report published today.