Commitments, recognitions and international co-operations

We work to move the world in general and the financial sector in particular, in a more sustainable direction. Our commitment to promoting sustainable investment is internationally recognized.

Our commitments

  • Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge: For Storebrand, divesting from tobacco in all funds and portfolios was a natural step already in 2005. Tobacco is a substance with profound negative effect on public health. By signing the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge in 2018, we want to encourage others to do the same and thus contribute to a tobacco-free world. 



  • Leader in Sustainable Investments - Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI): In 2019, Storebrand received international recognition for excellent work on sustainable investments.

  • Carbon Disclosure project: In 2019, as one of three Norwegian companies, Storebrand received grade A (-) for our climate reporting: 

     Storebrand ASA CDP reporting 2019


  • Ethibel Sustainability Index: In 2016, Storebrand was included in

    the Ethibel Sustainability Index (ESI) Excellence Europe


  • The ESG Benchmark for Real Assets (GRESB): In 2019, Storebrand Eiendom (Real Estate division) received four out of five possible stars for its real estate portfolio

  • Ethical Banking Guide: The Ethical Banking Guide is part of the international Fair Finance Guide initiative. The analysis ranks companies on a scale from zero to 100 in a number of categories. In 2019 Storebrand achieved a total score of 82 percent.

  • Equileap: According to Equileap's 2019 Gender Equality Global Report & Ranking, Storebrand is one of the world's 100 most equal companies. 

International co-operations

  • Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance: We are a founding member of the alliance of some of the world's largest pension funds and insurance companies, which has committed to a net carbon-free investment portfolio by 2050. 

  • The Nordic CEOs for Sustainable Future: An alliance of CEOs of biggest Nordic companies to collaborate and share experiences on how we can solve sustainability challenges moving forward. 

  • Norsif: The Norwegian Forum for Responsible and Sustainable Investments is an independent organization working to develop and promote sustainable investments as a professional discipline and industry standard in Norway. Storebrand is on the board of this organization.

  • Swesif: The Swedish Forum for Sustainable Investments is an independent organization working to develop and promote sustainable investments as a professional discipline and industry standard. Storebrand is on the board of this organization. 

  • Hållbart värdeskapande: (Sustainable Value Creation): This is a collaborative project between 17 of Sweden's main financial institutions listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The project was launched in 2009 after Storebrand, being an investor and owner of several Swedish companies, identified a need for highlighting the importance of a structured corporate approach to sustainability.


We work continuously and systematically to reduce the environmental impact of our business operation. Storebrand's environmental management system is certified according to the Norwegian national environmental certification scheme Miljøfyrtårn, and has since 2009 been re-certified every three years.