Active Ownership

Storebrand aims to be a driving force for lasting change in the way companies are managed, while ensuring the best possible return for customers and owners.

Storebrand's sustainable investment team is in dialogue with a large number of companies each year, seeking to influence them to move in a more sustainable direction.

By questioning companies about their sustainability practices and development, we challenge them to be more proactive in addressing these issues. In our experience the best results are achieved through co-operation with other investors and targeted engagement with companies where our ownership level is highest.

General Principles for Engagement

  • Creating shareholder value
  • Aiming for a positive impact
  • Nordic approach
  • Multi-stakeholder engagement
  • Targeted engagement

Engagement themes for Storebrand Asset Managament 2021-2023

The Storebrand Sustainability team has prioritized four engagement themes for 2021-2023. The themes align with the Sustainable Development Goals and focus on financially material topics that address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

    The Race to Net-Zero

    Storebrand was one of the founding members of the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. Storebrand is committed to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across all its assets under management by 2050.

    Biodiversity and Ecosystems

    Storebrand Asset Management has through the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge made a commitment to protect and restore biodiversity through our investments.

    Resilient Supply Chains

    After watching the devastating effects, the pandemic has had on millions of supply chain workers' health and their precarious working conditions, it is more important than ever to build more resilient supply chains.

    Corporate Sustainability Disclosure

    As an investor with a high focus on sustainability, Storebrand believes that all companies should report on standardized and company specific sustainability metrics.

    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.