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9 MARCH 2018

NEC publishes its Annual Report 2017

Nordic Engagement Cooperation (NEC), a collaborative engagement network between some of the largest Nordic institutional investors Folksam, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, KLP and PFA, has published its 2017 Annual Report. The report describes progress, challenges and successes from the engagement dialogue with investee companies, undertaken by the investor network in cooperation with engagement service provider GES International.

*The NEC network engages with companies that are, or have been, involved in systematic incidents or an isolated incident that has severe consequences for the environment or humans.

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