Our work with responsible investments
Have you considered that you are actually involved, and own the companies included in the funds in which you save? If you see it that way, it might also be of interest to consider how those companies act in various contexts. Do they emit environmental toxins, mismanage safety procedures or contravene international agreements? How companies act can, over time, affect the value of for instance their share, and hence the value of your savings.
At Nordea, we have a dedicated team that specifically analyses how our investee companies work with ESG matters (environmental, social and governance). Their work involves inspecting and analysing companies in terms of aspects such as how they control their subcontractors, whether the company has control over its safety work or how they manage environmental issues.
A fundamental aspect for all funds managed by Nordea is that they are covered by Nordea’s Responsible Investment Policy (pdf, 9 MB)Opens new window.
This means that the funds covered by the policy are also covered by fundamental ESG criteria; for instance, we exclude investments in coal and we engage in dialogues with companies in breach of international standards and agreements. At the same time, our work with active ownership is an important element in how we manage our funds.