Our role in society

SEB have, as all banks, a central role in society. We help our clients with financing, investments, secure payments and asset management, and through this we contribute to economic development, international trade and financial security. Through our expertise, we make it easier for households, entrepreneurs and companies to make informed decisions so that they can realize their plans and goals. This creates value for our customers, strengthens loyalty and ultimately represents a long-term value for our shareholders.

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How we create value

Banks play a fundamental role in society by acting as an intermediary providing, and advising on, a wide range of financing and savings solutions, risk management and payment services for all types of customers. SEB’s operations impact – and is impacted by – customers, shareholders, employees and society.

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Supporting future generations is the very core of our Corporate Citizenship

Support for future generations is something that permeates all our Corporate Citizenship activities. We choose collaborations that show SEB's role as corporate citizen in the countries we operate, and in areas where we have a long tradition of strong commitment.

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Sustainable perspective

We have a strong ambition to contribute to sustainable growth and to make a difference to our customers, staff and the society at large. 

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Code of conduct

In our business dealings we are guided by SEB's Code of Conduct, which is supported by the Board of Directors. The code highlights important issues covered in existing external and internal rules and also provides guidance on how to live by SEB's values.

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