Sustainable investing: how SOKA-BAU decided to integrate ESG factors

SOKA-BAU, one of Germany’s largest occupational pension providers, began after more than one year with internal studies integrating Environmental, Social and Governance factors into its investment process at the beginning of 2019, says Lutz Hofmann, Portfolio Manager. 

The decision came shortly after SOKA-BAU, which serves the German construction industry, signed a Mandate agreement with Ardian to build a €200m globally diversified Private Equity portfolio using both Ardian and third-party funds.

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