The rankings are based on a comprehensive questionnaire with detailed criteria on some 20 different categories relating to economic, environmental and social responsibility.
"The importance of the financial industry for sustainable development is becoming increasingly clear. For us at SEB, sustainability is a natural part of our business. It is a prerequisite for our long-term contribution to support our customers and for positive sustainable development" says Marie Baumgarts, Head of Sustainability.
In total, there are 18 Nordic companies in the global ranking, and SEB is the only Nordic bank for the second consecutive year. SEB's ratings are in line with last year's results.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices and asset manager RobecoSAM, which specialises in sustainable investments.
For more information:
Marie Baumgarts, Head of Sustainability, 070-763 79 04
Frank Hojem, Head of Media Relations, 070-763 99 47
SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group with a strong belief that entrepreneurial minds and innovative companies are key in creating a better world. SEB takes a long-term perspective and supports its customers in good times and bad. In Sweden and the Baltic countries. SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark. Finland. Norway and Germany the bank's operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in its presence in some 20 countries worldwide. On June 30. 2017. the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 2,777 billion while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,835 billion. The Group has around 15,000 employees.