Shareholder activism

Shareholder activism is about how the shareholders in a company influence the company to take its corporate responsibility. Första AP-fonden’s shareholder activism covers three areas internationally known as ESG, which stands for Environment, Social and Governance.

Första AP-fonden takes an active approach to ownership issues even outside the official channels, such as nominating committees and general meetings. This is done via dialogues with the companies, individually or in cooperation with other shareholders.

The main focus areas for Första AP-fonden are:

• The composition of the Board 
of Directors
• The companies’ efforts to combat corruption

• The capital structure in the companies 

• The structure of incentive schemes

• Corporate responsibility with a focus on environmental issues, social issues and corporate governance

The Fund’s yearly ownership reports describe activities during the year.