Publisher: Facing Finance
Funded by: The German Environment Agency (Umwelbundesamt, UBA) and the Federal Ministry
for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection.
According to the United Nations, the insurance industry has an important role to play in promoting sustainable economic and social development worldwide. But German providers of occupational pensions are failing to live up to this role. The study attests that the largest German pension funds, which manage or invest a total of around 100 billion euros, have in part significant deficits with regard to sustainability policies for investment decisions concerning the contributions of the insured.