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Our people

Our employees are at the core for our ability to be a successful company that can support our customers in fulfilling their ambitions. Continuous learning, inclusion and diversity and a healthy work environment are among the areas we focus on.

To work at SEB is to be a part of positively shape the future, with responsible advice and capital. Today and for generations to come.

Our purpose and way of working

A culture of dialogue and inclusion

We strive for an engaging and including culture. In SEB's annual employee survey the results show that 79 per cent of the employees would recommend SEB as a great place to work and 84 per cent feel that are comfortable being themselves at work. As an employer, SEB has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are treated equally and with respect, and with equal opportunities for all. Everyone should feel included and be given the same opportunities for professional and personal development. Values and behaviours as well as individual ability and ambition are important long-term success factors for being part of our team. We firmly believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial for success.

SEB's approach to Inclusion and diversity

Building competence among employees

Continuous learning is important for the ability to adapt to new circumstances. We have a wide range of programmes covering areas such as innovation, new ways of working and sustainability. Several methods and tools are offered to facilitate learning.

We are continuously strengthening responsible business behaviours and sustainability competence among employees. This is driven by increased expectations and demands from customers in all segments as well as from other stakeholders, such as investors and regulators.

Since long we have a mandatory training in Code of Conduct. In collaboration with Stockholm Resilience Centre, SEB offers a training on climate change, which is mandatory for our 15,500 employees globally.

In 2021 we introduced a sustainability training for employees working with private customers as well as small and medium-sized corporate customers. For several years we have also been offering training in sustainable finance, developed by SEB in collaboration with the United Nations. We also offer tailor-made trainings for targeted roles, such as customer executives and advisors in need of support prior to customer dialogues related to climate change.

Lecture on climate change with Lisen Schultz, SRC

In this lecture, Lisen Schultz, researcher and scientist at Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) gives a comprehensive view of how the climate is changing, current and future effects, and what we can do to limit global warming. The film was recorded in November 2020, and since then the sixth IPCC report was published in August 2021. But facts remain, and SEB here shares the knowledge with a wider audience.

Read the script, and see sources of facts.


Since long, we have strong focus on our leadership philosophy. The framework for SEB's leadership philosophy is built upon scientific research and has been developed in cooperation with SEB's strategic partners, such as IMD Business School.

Leadership at SEB

A sound workplace

A safe and sound work environment combined with a perception of good health and work life balance is fundamental for our employees' performance and job satisfaction. We work with a long-term perspective to offer a safe and sound workplace in an effort to contribute to our employees' well-being. In Sweden, our sickness-related absenteeism remains low, at just below 3 per cent, compared with other industries as well as the financial sector. We offer services and benefits to our employees along with a wellness subsidy to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle.