The Storebrand Global Solutions Strategy

- Unlocking the potential of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Storebrand Global Solutions is a fossil free fund that seeks to invest in companies that provide solutions, primarily through the products and services, and stand to benefit from the identified trends within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Storebrand Global Solutions is a fossil-free equity fund that aims to achieve a long-term excess return by investing in global equity markets, including emerging markets. The fund refrains from investing in companies whose main business is the production and/or distribution of fossil fuels. The fund invests in sustainable companies that we believe are well positioned to solve the challenges related to the SDGs. The fund is subject to additional criteria beyond the Storebrand Standard, which means that it refrains from investing in companies that have more than 5 per cent of their revenues from: fossil fuels, weapons/war materials, tobacco, alcohol, gambling or pornography or companies with large fossil reserves.

A short film introducing Storebrand Global Solutions

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The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice.

Philip Ripman

Portfolio Manager since 2015

  • Senior ESG Analyst, Storebrand 2006-2015
  • Master's in Political Science, MA in Chinese Studies
  • Specializations: Politics, Climate Change, the Commercialization of Sustainability and how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals as Investment Themes.
  • Ripman has held numerous positions within the company including Group Head of Sustainability. Through his engagement with Sustainability he has advised several governments and institutions on topics ranging from coal exclusions, environmental impacts of human activities to policy requirements to achieve international climate agreement targets.

Why invest in Storebrand Global Solutions

– Unlocking the potential of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Actively managed, high conviction portfolio of global solution companies
  • 60-80 holdings, >90% active share
  • Portfolio built on four key ESG themes linking to UN SDGs
  • Established track-record of strong performance

Fund Facts

  • Domicile: Norway
  • Regulatory Regime: UCITS
  • Legal Structure: Open-End Fund
  • ISIN: NO0010657273
  • Bloomberg Ticker: SBTNOKA NO Equity
  • Management Fee: 0,75 % p.a. (retail share class)
  • Investment Universe: Global including emerging markets
  • Fund Benchmark: MSCI AC World index
  • Strategy Inception Date: 1 October 2012
  • Morningstar Category: Global Large-Cap Blend Equity
  • Monthly report

Themes and Investment Opportunities and Principles

The portfolio is centred on four complimentary investment themes; climate solutions, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and empowerment.

Renewable Energy

Investment opportunities within solutions related to climate change:

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Grid & Infrastructure

Smart Cities

Investment opportunities central to building sustainable cities:

  • Water
  • Urban Planning
  • Mobility

Circular Economy

Investment opportunities that facilitates responsible consumption and a circular economy:

  • Recycling & Circular Economy
  • Sustainable Products
  • Eco-Design

Equal Opportunities

Investment opportunities that enable inclusion, as a step to greater diversity and equality:

  • Access to Digital Services
  • Access to Healthcare Services
  • Access to Financial Services

Meet the team

From left: Sunniva Bratt Slette, Philip Ripman, Ellen Grieg Andersen

Philip Ripman

Portfolio Manager
  • Portfolio Manager, Storebrand Asset Management (2015-)
  • Storebrand Asset Management’s team for sustainable investments (2006-2015)
  • MA in Chinese Studies, and MA in Political Science.
  • Specializes within the areas of politics, climate change, the commercialization of sustainability and how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals as investment themes.

Sunniva Bratt Slette

Portfolio Manager
  • Portfolio Manager, Storebrand Asset Management (2021-)
  • Investment Analyst, Storebrand Asset Management (2020 - 2021)
  • Sustainability analyst, Storebrand Asset Management (2017 - 2020)
  • Event Coordinator NTNU Sustainability (2016 - 2017)
  • MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management (NTNU, 2016 and Ajou University, South Korea, 2014)

Ellen Grieg Andersen

Assistant Portfolio Manager
  • Assistant Portfolio Manager, Storebrand Asset Management (2021-)
  • Investment Analyst, Storebrand Asset Management (2020 - 2021)
  • Project leader trainee, Storebrand Asset Management (2019 - 2020)
  • Master's degree in International Economics with a focus on China (Lund University, 2018) and a BSc in International Business in Asia from Copenhagen Business School (2017), including a semester at Fudan University in Shanghai (2016)

A fund having performed well in the past is no guarantee for future returns. Other factors with an impact on how a fund may perform in the future include market developments, the fund manager's performance, the fund's risk profile, and management fees. When the shares a fund is invested in decline in value, it may lead to negative returns.