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

We want to be a role model in sustainability within the financial industry. To reach this, we will focus on:

  • Sustainable finance – we increase share of positive impact financing and positively impact clients’ sustainability focus. 
  • Sustainable investments – we have a comprehensive and competitive offering where environmental, social and governance factors are fully integrated into all investment processes.
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship – we support innovation and entrepreneurship to drive sustainable economic development and contribute to creating new jobs and growth in society. 

We also aim to reduce our own environmental footprint, in particular our carbon emissions, with 20 per cent by 2020.

A prerequisite for achieving this is having engaged and knowledgeable employees who provide responsible and proactive advice, as well as conduct our business in a responsible and transparent way.