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Our co-operation

The Church of Sweden is a member of many networks, and we are often invited to speak about our work, particularly our climate strategy. We do not invest in coal, oil or gas but focus on the solutions to climate change. The financial industry has a key role to play in the transition to a low carbon society, but still has a long way to go to overcome both internal and political barriers. We want to be part of that change.

UN principles for responsible investment (PRI)

PRI’s membership has grown vigorously in recent years to encompass more than 1 300 asset owners and asset managers who represent combined assets of $45,000 billion. The Church of Sweden became a signatory in 2007 and therein undertakes to integrate issues linked to social responsibility, the environment and corporate governance in analyses and investment decisions.

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The institutional investors group on climate change (IIGCC)

The IIGCC brings together 100 European investors whose aim is to achieve a low-carbon economy. The IIGCC encourages public policy that can facilitate such a transition. In total, members of the initiative represent around €9,000 billion in assets.

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CDP, previously named the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an organisation that works to disclose corporate emissions of greenhouse gases and report on water management strategies. The concept behind this is that greater access to information will facilitate responsible investment decisions. At present, several thousand companies report to CDP who works on behalf of about 770 institutional investors who represent combined assets under management of $92,000 billion.

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The swedish forum for sustainable investment

SWESIF is an independent network of organisations working with sustainable investment in Sweden. The aim of the forum is to disseminate knowledge and increase interest among institutional asset owners and asset managers. At the turn of the year SWESIF had 38 members.

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Sustainable value creation initiative

The Sustainable Value Creation Initiative is a collaborative project initiated in 2009 by 14 influential Swedish institutional investors. The group reaches out to the board chairs and CEOs of the 100 largest listed companies in Sweden with the message that working in a structured manner with sustainability issues to secure value in the long term is essential. Combined, the investors included in the initiative represent about one-fifth of the capital traded on the Stockholm stock exchange, Nasdaq Stockholm.

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The global network initiative (GNI)

GNI is a multi-stakeholder initiative in which ICT companies, civil society organisations, academics and investors are working to protect freedom of expression and privacy. Shared learning and advocacy, public reporting and independent assessment are key principles of the initiative.

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