Our approach and ambitions

We are convinced that companies that include sustainability in their operations are more successful in the long-term. As a bank and financial institution, we promote a sustainable society through the way we conduct investments, financing, risk management and payments.

Sustainability for us means that we take responsibility for how we conduct our business, how it affects our customers, employees, shareholders and society at large. 

Our business shall be underpinned by strong ethics and good governance, long term relationships and highly committed people living SEB's values, striving for simplicity and transparency.

Our ambitions

SEB’s ambition is to create long-term value from governance, social, environmental and thus a financial perspective. We want to be a role model in sustainability within the financial industry.

To reach this, we will focus on:

  • Green finance that promotes climate friendly and resource efficient solutions.
  • Sustainable investments, where value creation is enhanced through products with positive impact.
  • Supporting entrepreneurship to drive sustainable economic development and contribute to new jobs.
  • Reducing our own environmental footprint, in particular our CO2 emissions, with 20 per cent by 2020.

A prerequisite for achieving this is having engaged and knowledgeable employees as well as conducting our business in a responsible and transparent way.