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Press release 11.2.2021

Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2020: Solvency strengthened further despite the coronavirus crisis, efficiency improved substantially

The return on Ilmarinen’s investments was 7.1 per cent as the coronavirus crisis was shaking the markets. The value of investment assets increased to an all-time high, more than EUR 53 billion, and solvency strengthened. Operating expenses decreased by 9 per cent.

Ilmarinen’s financial statements 2020: Solvency strengthened further despite the coronavirus crisis, efficiency improved substantially
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  1. Nordic Engagement Cooperation (NEC) expanded its focus to sustainable water management – annual report 2020 published
    Nordic Engagement Cooperation (NEC), a collaborative engagement network between large Nordic institutional investors (pension funds), expanded its focus to sustainable water management in invested companies in 2020. At the end of 2020, Ilmarinen had altogether 13 ongoing engagement processes, of which eight were part of the NEC collaboration.
    Nordic Engagement Cooperation (NEC) expanded its focus to sustainable water management – annual report 2020 published
  2. Ilmarinen reached almost all of its climate targets for 2016–2020 – Annual and Sustainability Report 2020 published
    Ilmarinen reached almost all of the climate targets it had set for the period 2016–2020. The most notable success was the 14 per cent decrease in the carbon footprint of real estate. Furthermore, investments in sustainable development nearly doubled and the carbon sinks of forest investments grew 44 per cent. The Annual and Sustainability Report for 2020, which is published today, also presents new forward-looking data and analysis on the climate impacts of investments.
    Ilmarinen reached almost all of its climate targets for 2016–2020 – Annual and Sustainability Report 2020 published
  3. Master your ESG data
    Gold mining from the rich sources of alternative data in finance might be challenging, yet it is rewarding. As there is a vast mixture of data sources and data available to investors with a sustainability mindset, it is increasingly important to have a comprehensive understanding of the methods behind the ESG data to make valid inferences to support the decision-making process. Master your data and it will become your competitive advantage.
    Master your ESG data
  4. Ilmarinen supports call for effective GHG pricing
    Ilmarinen has signed the new Call on Carbon initiative, which aims to ramp up climate investments and effective carbon pricing. The new petition was launched by Climate Leadership Coalition, Haga Initiativet and Skift Business Climate Leaders, and supported by Corporate Leaders Group, BCSD Portugal and CER – Sustainable Business Network Slovenia.
    Ilmarinen supports call for effective GHG pricing
  5. Responsible investment through index funds expands further in emerging markets – Ilmarinen once again one of the co-developers
    Europe’s leading asset management company Amundi listed its new Amundi MSCI Emerging ESG Leaders UCITS ETF fund on Germany’s Xetra on 30 June 2020. Ilmarinen is a participant in the listing of the fund after having invested EUR 500 million in it.
    Responsible investment through index funds expands further in emerging markets – Ilmarinen once again one of the co-developers
  6. Karoliina Lindroos appointed as Ilmarinen’s Head of Responsible Investments
    Karoliina Lindroos, M.Sc. (Agriculture and Forestry), brings to the position of Ilmarinen’s Head of Responsible Investments her solid expertise in the assessment of environmental and human rights risks related to investees.
    Karoliina Lindroos appointed as Ilmarinen’s Head of Responsible Investments
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