Environment and climate

At SEB, we recognise the importance of limiting the average global temperature rise to well below the 2⁰C target. Financial institutions have a crucial role to play in enabling the transition from a carbon-intensive economy to more efficient low-carbon alternatives. We believe it is vital that businesses understand and respond to climate risks as well as seize opportunities to contribute to building a more resilient and sustainable global economy.

Our approach to climate change

Sustainability, environment and climate issues have been an integrated part of SEB’s business for many years. We are committed to supporting our customers in their transition towards a low carbon economy. 
This is how we contribute

Climate impact in asset management

We actively work to reduce the climate impact of our holdings. SEB's fund company integrates sustainability, including climate aspects, into all types of investments and in all asset classes. 
This is how we work.

Reducing our own environmental footprint

We aim for emissions of greenhouse gases from energy consumption, use of paper, company cars and business travel to be almost zero by 2045. Through climate compensation, however, our goal is to reach a net effect of zero already from 2021. Read about our own footprint.