Equity funds

Our active solution strategy provides exposure to companies contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Four investment themes

Our investment activity is constructed around four complementary themes; Renewable energy, Smart cities, Circular economy and Equal opportunities. These themes are, in turn, founded on a specific selection of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

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Renewable energy

Investment opportunities within solutions related to climate change and renewable energy:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Grid and infrastructure

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 13: Climate Action

Smart cities

Investment opportunities central to building and supporting sustainable cities: 

  • Water
  • Urban planning
  • Mobility

SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Circular economy

Investment opportunities that facilitate responsible consumption and a circular economy:

  • Recycling and circular economy
  • Sustainable products
  • Eco-design

SDG 2: Zero hunger
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 14: Life below water

Equal opportunities

Investment opportunities to improve diversity, inclusion and equality:

  • Access to digital services
  • Access to healthcare services
  • Access to financial services

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
SDG 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure

Investment philosophy

Our investment philosophy is based upon the belief that investing in companies well positioned to deliver on UN Sustainable Development Goals will generate better long-term risk adjusted returns for our clients.

Role

We believe the finance sector can and must help channel investments to address the multiple challenges we face.

Horizon

We believe change takes time. We are focused on the long-term picture.

Growth

We believe there will be an increased demand for goods and services solving societal challenges.

Impact

We believe that ownership in companies that positively effect positive change is the most effective way to deliver positive change.

Meet the team

Philip Ripman

Portfolio Manager

Philip Ripman specializes within the areas of politics, climate change, commercialization of sustainability and integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals as investment themes.

Ripman has held numerous positions within the company, including Group Head of Sustainability. Through his engagement with sustainability, he has advised several governments and institutions on topics ranging from coal exclusions, to environmental impacts of human activities, and policy requirements for achieving international climate agreement targets.

His education includes Master’s degrees in Chinese Studies and Political Science.

Sunniva Bratt Slette

Portfolio Manager

Since August 2021, Slette has worked as a portfolio manager in the investment team Solutions. Her focus areas have been investment strategies within the themes smart cities and renewable energy.

Slette joined Storebrand in 2017 as a Sustainability Analyst. In this role, her focus areas were sustainability assessments for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She was responsible for carbon footprinting of investments and following up green bonds, and worked with the team on corruption, human rights and the environment.

As an Investment analyst for our Solutions team, she focuses on research and portfolio construction of solution companies with products and services that significantly contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She holds MSc degrees in Industrial Economics (NTNU, Norway, 2016) and Technology Management (Ajou University, South Korea.

Ellen Grieg Andersen

Portfolio Manager

Grieg Andersen joined Storebrand Asset Management’s funds team in 2019 as a Project Manager trainee. In this role, she was involved in the project planning of internal processes and communication of the company’s sustainability work. She also participated in the graduate program ”Future Impact”.

She started in the Solutions team as an Investment analyst, focusing on research and portfolio construction of solution companies. In the autumn of 2021 she became Portfolio Manager of Storebrand Equal Opportunities.

She holds a Master’s degree in International Economics (Lund University, 2018) and a BSc in International Business in Asia from Copenhagen Business School (2017), including a semester at Fudan University in Shanghai (2016).

Nader Hakimi Fard

Portfolio Manager

Hakimi Fard joined Storebrand Asset Management in September 2022. He is a Portfolio Manager in the investment team Solutions where his focus is on renewable energy. 

Prior to joining SAM Hakimi Fard has 11 years of investment experience from his roles as an analyst and portfolio manager. 

He holds a MSc degree in Business Administration from Linköping University (2008), including one year of studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Universidad de Belgrano (2005) and Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (2006).

Explore the Solutions Spotlight blog

Solution Spotlight is our journal where we present the most recent research and market commentary by the Solutions investment team.

Latest posts

A new era of building energy

19.02.2024 Sunniva Bratt Slette
New implemented EU regulations are slimming down energy profiles of newbuilds – and placing existing buildings on a compulsory energy-efficiency diet.

Navigating Japan’s transition towards net zero 2050

06.02.2024 Ellen Grieg Andersen
Takeaways from our meeting with a Japanese solar company in the midst of the transition.

Slik finner vi løsningsselskaper

01.02.2024 Nader Hakimi Fard, porteføljeforvalter i Storebrand
Et besøk på produksjonsanlegget til selskapet NKT, er sentralt for Storebrands tro på denne aksjen fremover.

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