AP2 is responsible both for the management and governance of the capital assets in its care and is actively engaged in addressing environmental, ethical and corporate governance issues from both perspectives. By encouraging portfolio companies to address ethical and environmental issues, AP2 can help them identify the opportunities and risks, at an early stage, that have affects on the return.
AP2's mission is to maximize long-term return on the pension assets under its management and at low risk to pension disbursements. Environmental and ethical concerns shall be addressed without compromising the overall goal of a higher return.
A relatively large proportion of the Fund's capital assets are placed in both Swedish and foreign companies, making it a significant investor. The long-term development of these companies is dependent on shareholder commitment and involvement. As a major shareholder, AP2 therefore practices an active role with a view to promoting good corporate governance and enhancing net worth.