Ilmarinen changes benchmarks to become carbon neutral in 2035

The Finnish pension giant has been involved in developing MSCI’s new climate indices that include companies that are taking measurable steps to tackle their emissions.
Ilmarinen's Deputy CEO Mikko Mursula. | Photo: PR Ilmarinen.
Ilmarinen's Deputy CEO Mikko Mursula. | Photo: PR Ilmarinen.

Finnish pensions giant Ilmarinen is introducing new climate benchmark indices from this year on because it finds ESG benchmark indices for equity investments inadequate in terms of steering its portfolio towards carbon neutrality. 

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