Sustainable investment

We seek to deliver value beyond return, cultivating financial value, a thriving society and a healthy planet. We firmly believe that investing in companies that are well positioned to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can provide better risk-adjusted returns over time.

To ensure effective stewardship, we take a three-pronged approach consisting of exclusion, engagement and solutions investment principles and processes.

Driven by purpose

For us, delivering the best results for our clients means cultivating long-term financial value, a thriving society and a healthy planet.

Committed to progress

We have made significant individual and collective pledges towards achieving sustainable investment.

Targets set

We're pledged to meet several sustainability targets between 2025 and 2050.

Our 2025 targets:

  • Reduce portfolio emissions by 32%

    Storebrand has set 32% target across our listed equity, publicly traded corporate debt and real estate portfolios. This is based on recommendations from Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, which assessed the IPCC’s 1.5°C pathways and identified an asset class-level emissions reduction target range of -16% to -29% by 2025. 

  • Invest 15% of AUM in solutions companies

    Storebrand operates with a solutions company whitelist which consists of companies that significantly contribute to sustainable development without causing substantial harm to environment or society. Examples are companies whose key business is centered around investment themes like renewable energy, technologies for sustainable city development, circular economy and recycling, electric public transport, water management, energy efficiency, sustainable materials and technology, responsible consumption and production, empowerment through access to health services and financial services in emerging markets.

  • Eliminate commodity-driven deforestation

    Storebrand has committed to eliminating commodity-driven deforestation from its portfolios by 2025. We are doing this by screening our portfolios and engaging companies and governments in systematic efforts to acheive zero deforestation and zero conversion of forests for production of commodities. The areas we are focusng on are 1) mining activity and 2) agricultural production of several commodities: palm oil, soy, cattle products and timber,cocoa, rubber, and coffee. 

  • Assess nature impact and set biodiversity targets

    Protection of nature and biodiversity is an important responsibiltiy of ours. In addition, quantifying nature impact is critical for our ability to make better long-term decisions.

    Therefore, Storebrand has committed to, by 2025:

    • enhancing all financial decision processes to include making nature-related risk assessments
    • setting specific biodiversity targets.

    Fulfilling these committments will enable us to increase the positive impacts that we have on nature, and, reduce the negative ones.

Our method

We take a holistic and integrated approach to ESG, aiming for real impact and long-term value creation.

Active ownership

Exercising ownership rights and responsibilities to influence and strengthen companies.


Directing capital to companies that can thrive by helping solve global sustainability challenges.


Screening out and excluding companies with unsustainable business practices from our investment portfolios.

Policies and guidelines

Find formal documents on our implementation of sustainability risk management.

Engagement themes 

Our prioritized engagement themes for the period 2021 to 2023.

  • The race to net-zero

    Storebrand was one of the founding members of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. Storebrand is committed to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its assets under management by 2050.

  • Biodiversity and ecosystems

    Storebrand Asset Management has through the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge made a commitment to protect and restore biodiversity through our investments.

  • Resilient supply chains

    After watching the devastating effects, the pandemic has had on millions of supply chain workers' health and their precarious working conditions, it is more important than ever to build more resilient supply chains.

  • Corporate sustainability disclosure

    As an investor with a high focus on sustainability, Storebrand believes that all companies should report on standardized and company specific sustainability metrics.

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

Our methods comply with the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) regarding disclosure and integration of risk management.

Sustainability professionals

Our dedicated risk and ownership management team collaborates with our investment teams to integrate ESG into the investment and ownership processes.

Historical returns are no guarantee of future returns. Future returns will depend, among other things, on market developments, the manager's skills, the fund's risk profile and management fees. The returns can be negative as a result of price losses. There is risk associated with investments in the fund due to market movements, developments in currency, interest rates, economic conditions, industry- and company-specific conditions. Before investing, customers are advised to familiarize themselves with the fund's key information and prospectus, which contains further information about the fund's characteristics and costs.

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