New ESG Head Takes Over at P+

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    Stockholm (NordSIP) – P+, the €21.5 billion Danish pension fund for academics, has appointed Christina Gordon Christiansen as its new head of responsible investments.  She takes on the role as an internal promotion, having joined P+ in July 2022 from Industriens Pension where she had been Head of ESG.  Her predecessor Kirstine Lund Christiansen has left P+ to join SEB Denmark as its new Head of Sustainable Banking.

    Commenting on the changes, P+ Chief Investment Officer Jasper Riis said: “I am pleased that Christina Gordon Christiansen has agreed to become our new head of responsible investments, and I am very pleased that we have been able to fill the position with a competence from our own ranks.  Christina has already had a great influence on the work with responsible investments in P+, where she has, among other things, been responsible for our ambitious climate efforts, and I look forward to continuing the collaboration.  I am sure that Christina’s professionalism, experience and insight into P+ will continue to benefit the pension fund in the future.”

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    Gordon Christiansen paid tribute to the departing Lund Christiansen, whose near 8-year tenure at P+ saw the fund implementing an active ownership approach to responsible investing:  “I would like to thank the organisation for the trust.  Kirstine Lund Christiansen has been a great inspiration, and I am taking over a team in absolute top form.  I look forward to continuing our ambitious work so that we can also deliver responsible pensions to the members of P+ in the future.”

    Earlier this month P+ signalled its firm commitment to the goals of the Paris climate agreement with a decision to remove all fossil fuel companies with upstream expansion plans from its investment portfolio.

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    Richard Tyszkiewicz
    Richard Tyszkiewicz
    Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the international investment industry. He has worked closely with major Nordic investors on consultancy projects, focusing on the evaluation of external asset managers. While doing so, Richard built up a strong practical understanding of the challenges faced by institutional investors seeking to integrate ESG into their portfolios. Richard has an MA degree in Management and Spanish from St Andrews University, and sustainability qualifications from Cambridge University, PRI and the CFA Institute.
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