The trade magazine IPE (Investments & Pensions Europe) reports on my work in advising pension funds. The article gives a nice impression of my approach:
Topics ESG & Sustainable Finance Sustainable investments are hotly debated everywhere. But words are not enough. Customers, investors and regulators want to see action. The
Pension funds, climate change and the value of future pensions
Climate youth have a long-term horizon – they have that in common with pension funds. Anyone who invests in companies that promote climate change is wilfully depreciating the value of pensions.
The costs of lowering social standards
In 2014 Chiquita paid their workers in Honduras private health insurance which cost them a total of 1 million USD per year. Quite a lot of money for a company close to bankruptcy. A few weeks ago they wanted to lower the level of health care services. As a result, workers went on strike for more than 40 days. Bananas worth 30 million USD could not be exported. Is this really worth it?