ABP stops investing in fossil fuel producers

26 oktober 2021

Heerlen/Amsterdam, October 26, 2021 – Pension fund ABP will stop investing in producers of fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal). Reasons for this decision are recently published reports by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the UN Climate Panel (IPCC). Groups of ABP pension participants and employers have shown broad support for this decision. ABP will divest from the fossil fuel producers in phases; the majority of which is expected to be sold by the first quarter of 2023. This concerns more than 15 billion euros in assets, almost 3% of ABP's total assets . The fund does not expect this decision to have a negative impact on long-term returns.

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