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Values and ethics

The values listed in the Strategy of the National Church Council are reflected in the basic task of the Church Pension Fund to manage pension assets profitably, securely and responsibly. The Investment Unit shall respond openly to all questions put forth by the personnel, pension recipients, parishes and the media. In its role as a public actor, the Pension Fund feels it is important to ensure that its investment activities are transparent and fair. The Investment Unit complies with the guidelines for responsible investing and the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Lutheran ethics are based on the Golden Rule of humanity, which is accepted worldwide. It is expressed in the words of Jesus as written in the Gospel of Matthew: “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets,” (Matthew 7:12). When God created man, he instilled in him the knowledge of how we should treat one another. The act of putting the Golden Rule into practice is not a straightforward process, but rather its application involves stepping into the shoes of another person or group and attempting to discover what would be truly good for them from their own perspective. As an owner and investor, the Church Pension Fund takes into account its key stakeholders, namely those affected by investment policies, and considers the realisation of their benefit.