Cross cutting theme 2024-2026

Sustainability disclosure

Storebrand advocates for standardised sustainability reporting by all companies to enhance transparency, manage sustainability risks, and ensure comparable and reliable information for better investment decisions globally. 

Sustainability disclosure is a cross-cutting engagement theme as the importance of consistent, reliable, and verifiable reporting is relevant across the board range of E, S and G themes.

Storebrand believes that all companies should report on standardised and company-specific sustainability metrics. This will benefit all stakeholders and increase transparency. The level of oversight and reporting on ESG-specific issues are good indicators of how a company measures and manages its exposure to sustainability risks, which is essential to us as investors.

It is in everyone's interest that companies report on how sustainability issues affect their business and how their operations and products/services impact people and the environment. Currently, there are differing standards and regulatory requirements on corporate sustainability disclosure, leading to non-comparable and insufficient information. This results in investors needing a better overview of our portfolio companies' exposure to sustainability risks. This information must be comparable and verifiable to channel our investments toward the most sustainable companies.

The reporting landscape is changing rapidly. Increased reporting will improve the flow of sustainability information to investors and others alike. It will make sustainability reporting by companies more consistent so that investors, banks, and regulators can use comparable and reliable sustainability information. Companies based in the EU will be subject to regulations that streamline and demand such reporting, but we will demand the same disclosure from publicly listed companies in all countries.

We will continue to encourage companies to provide enhanced corporate disclosures in line with TCFD and TNFD recommendations, also in line with CSRD and CSDDD. We will also encourage companies to improve their reporting on Principle Adverse Impact (PAI) indicators, which will allow us to better identify companies that are laggards and leaders and to implement our commitments and requirements in relation to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

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