What does an ESG specialist do at SEB?

SEB is strongly determined to contribute to a better world. We do this by taking responsibility for how our business is run. “By always ensuring that sustainability is a natural part of our work we can make a difference and have a real influence,” says Anette Andersson, ESG specialist at SEB.

Why did you decide to start working at SEB?

I am curious and inspired by learning new things from other people and I quickly saw what opportunities there were for me at SEB. I also saw SEB as a strong and good brand which is important for me when choosing an employer.

What does a day look like for an ESG specialist?

The great thing is that no one day is like another! And the best with my job is that I can get involved and influence the companies in which we invest so that they run their operations in a sound and sustainable manner. It might be about how the company handles issues such as corruption, environmental impact and human rights.

Can you share some of the exciting things you have experienced in your work?

I have experienced so much in my job. On a trip to South Africa I visited Soweto. It was a very powerful experience. Despite the many problems there are in Soweto, the atmosphere was both warm and friendly and there was also great joy and pride which was a wonderful experience.

What do you do when you are not at work?

I love sport, both physical and e-sport. Group training is my favourite and I am also an instructor for Bodypump. Then I like to play my favourite game Diablo on the PlayStation when I come home after a long day at work.

Do you have a favourite app?

Gosh! It’s difficult to choose one. I’m a real app junkie. Statistics show that on average people use nine apps a day and 30 in a month, but I probably use nearly 30 a day. If I must choose one, it has to be Instagram.