Responsible pension company

Everything we do is aimed at providing our customers with the pension they earned from employment. We succeed in our task when our responsible actions earn us our customers’ trust.

Pension security is much more than just old-age pension. It is present in all stages of life: you accrue pension by studying and working. It contributes to safeguarding your work ability. When the unexpected happens, rehabilitation or disability pension provides you with security. And old-age pension guarantees your income even after working life. We safeguard the payment of current and future pensions by investing our shared pension assets sustainably and responsibly.

Working for sustainable development

Managing your pension requires many kinds of efforts. Below you can read some examples of what this means in practice.

Bearing responsibility for your work ability

Work ability, i.e. each person’s ability to perform work, is one of the most important pillars of the earnings-related pension system. The early prevention of disability benefits the employee, employer and society at large. Earnings-related pension insurance provides security also when an individual’s work ability is impaired.

Read more about promoting work ability

Building sustainable homes and business premises

As part of investing pension assets, we build homes and business premises that will last long and cause a minimal impact on the environment throughout their life cycle. We continuously develop our real estate further to meet people’s needs in all life stages, while minimizing the consumption of natural resources.

Learn more about real estate investments

Helping young people engage in working life

During Ilmarinen’s 60th anniversary year, we launched a project named Mielellään töissä. Its objective was to participate in the discussion on young people’s engagement in working life and the prevention of marginalisation among young people and to find ways in which the young people themselves, schools and companies can support their entry into working life.

Read more about the Mielellään töissä project (in Finnish)

Our successes by far

  • Equity index funds investing in a responsible benchmark index cover as much as 95% of the passive investments in our listed equity portfolio. We have been involved in developing five new ETFs that consider sustainability criteria.
  • We received the international investor network PRI’s Leaders’ Group recognition for our climate reporting.
  • We extended the monitoring of carbon risk in our investment activities from coal to fossil energy sources in general. Our investments in companies that are dependent on fossil fuels are decreasing.
  • We have significantly improved the energy efficiency of our properties. 
  • We promote the circular economy in construction. We take the circulation of all materials into account already in the design phase. As part of this effort, we signed RAKLI’s and the Ministry of the Environment’s demolition green deal that promotes the circular economy.
  • We continued LEED certifications that reduce the environmental impacts of buildings: the Kämp block is now almost entirely LEED certified.
  • We recycled the thermal glass roofs of our office building into glass wool.
  • We renewed our online service to make it accessible and adopted the ‘Equal service for all’ label.

Current topics

Press release 21.12.2022

Ilmarinen expands its climate targets

Ilmarinen sets climate targets on two new asset classes: corporate bonds and foreign real estate. Plans are already in place for direct listed equity investments and Finnish real estate.

Ilmarinen expands its climate targets

Press release 7.10.2022

Biodiversity loss affects investment portfolios

Biodiversity needs to be taken into account in investment activities in the same way as climate change. Currently there are only few biodiversity roadmaps available in Finland or globally. We want to contribute to creating new investor approaches says Karoliina Lindroos, Head of Responsible Investment at Ilmarinen.

Biodiversity loss affects investment portfolios
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