AP1 Appoints Head of Sustainable Value Creation

    This article has been revised to include Magdalena Håkansson’s comment.

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – Swedish pension fund AP1 announces the appointment of Magdalena Håkansson Head of Sustainable Value Creation, a position previously filled by Nadine Viel Lamare who left the job last autumn. She started in her new position on May 2.

    Until now, Magdalena Håkansson worked at MSCI ESG Research where she advised Nordic institutional clients about ESG integration and sustainable investments. Before that, she has worked for corporate Stockholm-headquartered engagement specialist GES International (now Sustainalytics), where she was Head of Client Relations for the Nordic Region. Previously, she worked at SEB in Stockholm and Goldman Sachs in London.

    “Magdalena’s experience and expertise will be valuable to the fund’s continued sustainability work. We have come a long way with responsible investments and responsible ownership, and are now looking forward to further developing this work. As a major owner, we have an important role in society and an opportunity to influence development towards a long-term sustainable society,”says Johan Magnusson, CEO of Första AP-fonden in Swedish.

    “Första AP-fonden is a responsible investor and active owner who seeks investments which are characterised by sustainable value creation, by that, we mean operations that are profitable in the long term. I will continue the work to build on the ambitious platform at AP1. I want to ensure the Fund’s “Sustainability beliefs”, a guide for our stakeholders, that summarises what we mean by sustainability and clarifies the expectations we have on the operations we invest in, are reflected across our investments and as active owners. My priorities will also be to further strengthen the integration of ESG aspects, by enabling easy access to relevant data and analysis across our investment organisation, as well as establish processes to monitor and evaluate the value created over time,” Håkansson tells NordSIP.

    Picture courtesy of AP1

    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA
    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA
    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA is Editor-in-Chief for NordSIP and Managing Director for Big Green Tree Media. She has 18 years of experience in the asset management industry in Stockholm, London and Geneva, including as a long/short equity hedge fund portfolio manager, and buy-side analyst, but also as CFO and COO in several asset management firms. Aline holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a License in Economic Sciences from the University of Geneva.

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