John Howchin

John Howchin

The Council on Ethics Swedish National Pension Funds

Secretary-General

John is Secretary General of Council on Ethics for the First, Second, Third and Fourth Swedish national pension funds. He is in charge of strategy, research and coordination of corporate engagement of the Council. John is also a member of the asset management committee at Mistra, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research. 

He has worked with socially responsible investments and corporate social responsibility for over 20 years. Prior to joining the Council he worked at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) in Oslo, Norway, where he was in charge of the environmental strategy. He co-founded Green Index who in 2001 produced the first climate change index in the world, covering the Stockholm stock exchange. John holds a BSc in environmental science and human ecology at Goteborg University.

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