Jun 12, 2020
According to Nasdaq, Sustainable and Responsible investor (SRI) ownership in Valmet stands at 16.6% of institutional ownership, or around 11% of all Valmet shares. Also, according to Nasdaq, Valmet’s SRI ownership is higher compared to Nasdaq’s Industrial & Materials benchmark as well as all European companies. With this in mind, we were excited about the invitation to take part in the Digital Pan European ESG Conference organized by Kepler Cheuvreux last week. A total of 231 institutional investors attended the conference, and most of them had a special focus on sustainable or responsible investing. Valmet had a full day of small group meetings hosted by Anu Salonsaari-Posti (SVP Marketing, Communications and Sustainability) and Pekka Rouhiainen (Director, IR).
We had great discussions with investors, focusing both on ESG impacts and drivers for Valmet’s business, but also our solid financial performance. Investors were keen to understand for example the environmental impact of Valmet’s products, Valmet’s offering for renewable energy and the importance of CO2 and other emission reduction targets in our R&D work. There were also good conversations about the role of fiber-based food packaging in replacing plastics, as well as about the EU taxonomy; how big share of Valmet's net sales is included in the taxonomy and when will the remaining part of Valmet’s businesses be covered.
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