Sustainability

The world has common challenges and as a bank we aim to be part of the solution. We have a strong ambition to contribute to sustainable development and are committed to our long-term relations with our customers. We want to support them in their transition towards a more sustainable world. 

Our approach

As a bank we have a great responsibility for how we run our business, what we finance and what we invest in. We aim to create long-term value from an economic social and environmental perspective. Thereby, we want to be their partner and support them in developing towards a more sustainable world.

This is how we support our customers

Our framework

To be successful in our transformation, sustainability is integrated in our business activities through the sustainability framework, which is built on responsible and proactive advice, sustainable financing, sustainable investments as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our framework

Our stance

We aim to be transparent about how we work, how we meet legal requirements and how we constantly develop our business for the benefit of our customers, shareholders and the society. We describe our stance within environment and climate, human rights, labour rights and social relations, anti-corruption and crime prevention, tax and People.
Our stance in important areas

SEB and the SDG's

Since 2015, the world has one common development agenda, to achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Through our products and services, and through how we support our customers, SEB can contribute to achieving several of the SDGs.
Read more about SEB and the SDG's

Identifying our material matters

We address and manage our most material matters to create long-term value for our stakeholders and for realising our strategy. We do this through on-going dialogues with our stakeholders in combination with our own assessment of issues that are of strategic importance for our business.
Our material issues

Responsible and active ownership

Working with sustainable and responsible investments is a key part of our fund company’s daily operations. The strategy is three-fold – we include companies that perform well in sustainability, influence companies by being active owners, and exclude industries and companies that underperform. 
How we integrate sustainability into our investments



Governance, policies and reporting

A clear governance structure ensures that our sustainability efforts address relevant issues and that they are implemented across the entire company. We adhere to several global initiatives, and report annually on how our sustainability work is developing.
How we work with governance, policies and reporting

We answer frequently asked questions

We receive many questions about how we work with sustainability. In our ambition to increase transparency we want to make more information available to all  stakeholders, and we have here gathered many of the frequently asked questions.

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