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ESG in pension funds needs reflection, passion and a mission

The trade magazine IPE (Investments & Pensions Europe) reports on my work in advising pension funds. The article gives a nice impression of my approach:

The adviser – who runs her own ethical advisory firm, Baur Consulting – noted a “lack of reflection, passion and mission” in some institutional investors’ discussions on ESG.

“Pensionskassen and other institutions first have to define ESG for themselves, what is feasible for them and what is not,” she said.

With her latest client, Baur has conducted one-on-one interviews with members of the management and board of trustees “to get a feel what different key representatives at the Pensionskasse actually think about ESG and where ideas diverge”.

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