Sustainable saving and investing

You can make a difference by investing in socially and environmentally responsible companies. This gives them additional funding and puts pressure on other companies to change their ways. But does that mean you also have to rethink your return expectations?

Sustainable Selection – our most sustainable products

The way you save and invest can have an impact on more than your own economy. When you find issues like healthy environment, human rights or better working conditions important, you can consider these values in your savings and investments as well.

By choosing our Sustainable Selection products, you support companies that operate in a sustainable way or develop such solutions. Companies with sustainable business models and processes will be better equipped to succeed in the future competition. Additionally, investing in sustainable companies can encourage other companies to become more sustainable.

Watch the videos below to see how the decisions we make can shape the future of our planet.

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Read more about our selection of sustainable funds.

Climate and Environment Fund

This equity fund is suitable for you if you want to invest in sustainable development and low-carbon climate solutions.

Read more about our Climate and Environment Fund

Stars funds

We use sustainability criteria to select companies for our Stars funds as part of our ambition to deliver stable returns with responsibility in the long term.

Read more about our Stars funds

What is Sustainable Selection?

Sustainable Selection consists of our leading sustainable products. In these, stronger emphasis is put on sustainability factors while targeting the same criteria and requirements as our other products concerning for example risk, return and costs.

  • We have conducted basic screening for sustainability in all our funds, but the Selection products go a step further. The selection criteria are product specific – for example, some products are selected based on a more limited exposure to the coal industry and having a lower carbon footprint. Some are specially targeted at developing renewable energy.
  • The Selection includes investment products both from the equity and fixed income markets.
  • The Selection currently contains for example our own and our partners’ funds as well as Globe Baskets provided by Nordea Life. [to be adjusted locally] New products are continuously added.
  • The Selection products can be used to build a sustainable, well diversified portfolio. By doing so you need not alter your preferred risk level. Your advisor will help you to ensure that the portfolio suits your risk level.

Products are carefully selected

There are no industry standards on sustainability yet. Therefore, we have created our own criteria for the selection process. We utilise our in-house expertise in combination with external quantitative data.

We have a separate process and team to analyse, select and approve products for the Selection. We first analyse each product provider to see if it, as a company, fulfils the sustainability criteria. After that we go through its products and analyse if any of them meet our sustainability requirements.

Costs and expected return in line with normal products

We believe that by combining financial analysis with sustainability analysis and by having enough portfolio diversification, you need not sacrifice your long-term returns when investing in Sustainable Selection.

The target is to achieve returns in line with the market, yet in a highly sustainable way, and at the same cost level. At the same time, risks related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are smaller.

Invest for sustainable future

We use sustainability criteria to select companies for our Stars funds as part of our ambition to deliver stable returns with responsibility in the long term.

Read more about our Stars funds