Sustainability considerations are a natural part of your pension
Responsible investments are about creating attractive and secure pension savings. This means that we analyse the sustainability aspects of companies and countries as part of our overall financial analysis. Not only does this provide us with greater insight into the companies and countries in which we invest, but it also provides us with better opportunities to assess whether or not an investment is attractive.
The road to better investment
Environmental and social conditions and good governance practices (ESG) are also referred to as sustainability factors or sustainability issues. How countries and companies work with sustainability issues can have a significant impact on whether they represent good investments. This is why we take into sustainability factors into consideration when we select investments for you. This helps create the best possible returns and provides you with secure pension savings.
Customised work with sustainability
We analyse and incorporate ESG factors in various ways when we select investments. For example, there is a difference in how ESG factors influence US equities compared with how they influence investment in Nordic corporate bonds, and in how companies work with sustainability within and across industries. For this reason, we customise and adapt our ESG analysis to the specific investment in order to create the most value for your pension savings.
Working systematically with sustainability risks
We focus on analysing and reducing the sustainability risks in order to take care of your pension. If companies do not manage and address sustainability issues, there may be negative consequences for earnings and for your potential return. By doing this, we can select robust investments that can generate attractive returns for you. We analyse whether the companies, for example:
- take climate conditions into consideration
- live up to human rights obligations
- have good employee conditions
- do not damage biodiversity
- do not contribute to water pollution
- work to combat corruption
We use a number of tools to identify and analyse business-critical sustainability issues and to select investments that can deliver attractive returns for your pension savings.