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Article 28.4.2022

Finnish pension system in a nutshell

Finland has one of the best pension systems in the world - and that’s a fact. But if you’re starting a business in Finland, you might be wondering why it’s mandatory for entrepreneurs to take out pension insurance. Or for employers to get pension insurance for their employees? We are here to help you!

Finnish pension system in a nutshell
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  1. Responsibility for pensions is responsibility for the future – Ilmarinen has published its Annual and Sustainability Report 2021
    The carbon intensity of direct listed equity investments decreased and the new Climate Roadmap shows our journey towards a net zero carbon investment portfolio. Ilmarinen’s Annual and Sustainability Report provides information on the impacts that managing your pension security has on the economy, people and the environment.
    Responsibility for pensions is responsibility for the future – Ilmarinen has published its Annual and Sustainability Report 2021
  2. Ilmarinen will not make new investments in Russia
    Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company has decided that it will not make new direct investments in Russia or in Russian companies.
    Ilmarinen will not make new investments in Russia
  3. Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2021: Investment assets and solvency capital rose to record levels and strong development continued in customer acquisition and in improving cost effectiveness
    Ilmarinen’s return on investments was 15.3 per cent, or EUR 8.1 billion. The value of investment assets rose to an all-time high, at EUR 60,8 billion, and solvency strengthened.
    Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2021: Investment assets and solvency capital rose to record levels and strong development continued in customer acquisition and in improving cost effectiveness
  4. We invest in a sustainable future – the Ilmarinen Climate Roadmap defines our path to net zero carbon pension assets
    Climate change poses a risk also to future pensions in Finland. Ilmarinen manages the risks brought about by climate change by seeking to achieve carbon neutrality in the investment of pension assets by the end of 2035. The new Climate Roadmap describes the interim targets, actions and tools to reach the net zero carbon goal.
    We invest in a sustainable future – the Ilmarinen Climate Roadmap defines our path to net zero carbon pension assets
  5. Asset diversification and zero interest rates
    Diversification across asset classes and geographically is mandatory from both risk management’s and returns’ perspectives. Traditional diversification has faced new challenges in the zero interest rate macro environment over the last years. Financial stability regulation also has a profound effect on high-return diversification possibilities in Finland’s pension system.
    Asset diversification and zero interest rates
  6. The death of responsible investing – why externalities redefine traditional investing
    ‘Today’s externalities are tomorrow’s risks that then become day-after-tomorrow’s losses’  - Pavan Sukhdev, President of WWF International   
    The death of responsible investing – why externalities redefine traditional investing
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