Introduction to ESG at Nordea

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Returns with responsibility on a new level

Nordea Asset Management takes returns with responsibility to a new level to ensure competitive, consistent and responsible returns on all funds.

All Nordea’s Asset Management products now include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data as one of the factors used in assessing investments. The aim is to ensure better and more consistent returns on customers’ investments.

Environmental, Social and Governance issues are an increasing source of risk and opportunity. Therefore we seek to integrate ESG issues into our investment analysis methodology. Potentially, this is a source of better performance and, at the very least, it is a way of controlling risk in an investment portfolio. Good returns for our customers are the focus for Nordea Asset Management and so we need to take ESG issues into account in all our investment products.

This has the added advantage of increasing transparency, so our customers will know how we handle ESG issues. This information can in turn be passed on to the customers’ stakeholders as part of their communication on how their money is invested. “Money that has been earned in a responsible way should also be invested in a responsible way,” says Christian Hyldahl CEO of Nordea Asset Management.