Aktia Bank Plc
Master of Science in Economics and Business Adminstration Markus Lindqvist has been appointed as Aktia's director in charge of sustainability. In his new position, he is in charge of sustainability for the entire Aktia Group. Lindqvist has worked at Aktia since 2002 and was most recently in charge of responsible investing and international sales at Aktia Asset Management. He is also a member of the board of Finsif ry which promotes responsible investment.
“Sustainability plays an important role in Aktia's business operations and strategy. We want to make determined efforts to develop sustainability in order to respond to the growing demands of various stakeholders. Markus Lindqvist has a long and versatile career at Aktia and strong proven skills of leading responsible investing,” says Mikko Ayub, CEO of Aktia.
“It is great to take the next step and play a greater role in developing the sustainability at Aktia in its entirety. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important and is not only a qualitative indicator of our own activities, but also a critical success factor for Aktia as an actor in the financial sector. Only with excellent processes and solutions for responsible investing and lending can we respond to the needs of our customers and be a reliable partner for the journey to responsible growth of wealth,” Aktia's new Director, Sustainability Markus Lindqvist says.
Lotta Borgström, Head of Investor Relations and Communications, tel. 010 247 6838, lotta.borgstrom (at) aktia.fi
Aktia is a Finnish asset manager, bank and life insurer that has been creating wealth and wellbeing from one generation to the next for 200 years. We serve our customers in digital channels everywhere and face-to-face in our offices in the Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Vaasa and Oulu regions. Our award-winning asset management business sells investment funds internationally. We employ approximately 930 people around Finland. Aktia's assets under management (AuM) 31 December 2020 amounted to EUR 10.4 billion and the balance sheet total was EUR 10.6 billion. Aktia's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (AKTIA). aktia.com
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