Our approach

SEB has a strong ambition to contribute to sustainable development, and we are committed to supporting our customers in the transformation towards a better world. 

To us, sustainable development means that the economic, social and environmental effects are balanced in all our business decisions. It also means aligning our strategy to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris climate agreement.

Through long term relationships and highly committed people we provide innovative products and services, quality advice, along with the highest standards for corporate governance, compliance and risk management.

By doing this we aim to contribute to long term sustainable growth and create value for our customers, shareholders, employees and society at large.


A strategic initiative

At SEB, sustainability is a key strategic initiative of the 2019–2021 business plan. This means the bank is undergoing transformative change by:

  • Upgrading ways of working through revised sustainability policies, integrating sustainability KPI’s into long-term incentive programmes for senior managers and enhancing the knowledge about sustainability among employees.
  • Setting targets and gradual transform our credit and investment portfolios.
  • Creating sustainable finance innovation centre to develop and launch new sustainable products and services.

To be successful in our transformation, sustainability is integrated in our business activities through the sustainability framework.

Our framework