Responsible investing

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We believe companies that take environmental and social considerations seriously represent better long-term investments. We make sure we invest our customers’ money in companies that can demonstrate clear policies and responsible practice in areas such as human rights, working conditions, ethics and environmental issues – while also focusing on strong financial performance.

Taking a principled approach to investing

In our approach to asset management, Nordea applies internationally recognised principles of responsible investment and active ownership. Nordea Asset Management was among the first Nordic institutions to sign the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in November 2007.

Our Responsible Investment Policy commits us to screening all our actively managed funds to ensure they do not include companies that have violated international norms on environmental protection, human rights, labour standards or business ethics. We review all the investments in our funds twice yearly to ensure they continue to meet our criteria for inclusion. 

Star funds

While we screen all our actively managed investments to ensure that the companies we invest in act responsibly, those customers who wish to go further can also choose one of our two Responsible Investment funds, also know as Star funds. 

Star funds have a higher level of responsible investing in their portfolio management, including proprietary ESG analysis that informs investment selection and decisions. This positive screening identifies the most environmentally and socially responsible companies to invest in.

For more detailed information, see our Responsible Investments section.