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Our sustainability approach

At SEB Investment Management we integrate sustainability into all our investment decisions – both to create value for our customers and because we, as an asset manager, have a responsibility to do so.

At SEB Investment Management we integrate sustainability into all our investment decisions – both to create value for our customers and because we, as an asset manager, have a responsibility to do so.

Guided by our sustainability strategy, we invest in companies and other assets that can contribute to the transition to a more sustainable economy. We do this with the conviction that companies working with sustainability in a structured way will be more successful in the long term. This does, in turn, create an opportunity for higher returns for investors.

Our sustainability policy

Our overall goal is to accelerate the reduction of the global economy's greenhouse gas emissions, while maintaining our commitment as asset managers which is to deliver satisfactory,
risk-adjusted returns in the long term.

An essential factor in meeting the goals of our climate strategy, launched in 2021, is the increase in investments in companies that either provide solutions to sustainability challenges or enable the transition to a more sustainable economy. For example, we aim to make SEB Investment Management’s total assets under management carbon neutral by 2040. This goal will put SEB ahead of the overall global warming goal: communities and companies must reduce their carbon dioxide emissions to net zero by 2050 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial temperatures.  

Now that we apply the same sustainability strategy to all the funds we manage, our funds that contain “sustainable” in their names will be renamed in 2021 to reflect this change. Additionally, all our funds now exclude fossil fuels.  

Our sustainability model

To create a basic view of all potential investments' risks, adverse impacts and opportunities in terms of sustainability, we use our own sustainability model. The purpose of the model is to provide a relevant, systematic and forward-looking sustainability assessment tool.

We use three main strategies in our sustainability activities: integration, active ownership and exlusion. Each strategy has clearly defined criteria.

Discretionary portfolio management, investment advice and variable remuneration

For information about how we conduct discretionary portfolio management and provide investment advice, please visit the sites listed below. 

Discretionary portfolio management and Investment advice

Variable renumeration

SEB Investment Management has adopted a remuneration policy that, among other things, regulates variable remuneration within SEB IM. In order not to create inappropriate behavior and contribute to excessive risk-taking, sustainability risks are one of the risks that are taken into account in the event of payment of variable remuneration


SEB Investment Management AB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. The fund company was formed May 19, 1978, with headquarters in Stockholm and organization number 556197-3719.