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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.

Our mission is to use sustainable investments to create a better economic future for our clients. We integrate environmental, social and corporate governance factors in our investment processes and investment decisions, in order to better handle risks and opportunities, which is expected to lead to sustainable, long-term, value creation.

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 which have a structured focus on sustainability will be more successful in the long term. This dsoes, in turn, create an opportunity for higher returns for our unit holders.

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.  

SEB Investment Management has updated its sustainability policy regarding investments in the defense industry. This means that since April 1, 2022, a number of funds that invest in equities and corporate bonds can invest in the defense sector.

Please find links to the sustainability policy and the list of funds that will be able to invest in the defense sector further down the page.

Methods

To create a basic view of all potential investments' risks, adverse impacts and opportunities in terms of sustainability, and thus be able to create of sustainable, long-term value, interaction and balance between integrated sustainability analysis, exclusion and active ownership are vital.

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 remuneration

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

Remuneration policy


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.