Nordea Asset Management AB: Best ESG Investment Process Europe 2018

With a history of sound corporate governance and active ownership, Nordea Asset Management AB understands that environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration presents a powerful strategy to mitigate risk and create long-term shareholder value. The judging panel has followed Nordea’s trajectory for years and is pleased to see the Asset Management team has expanded to become one of the largest, most diverse, and most proactive teams in Europe. Nordea Asset Management promotes ESG-integrated fixed-income and equity funds that are aligned to the changing demands of its forward-thinking clients. It employs ESG analysis procedures to determine companies’ worthiness for inclusion in its ESG enhanced funds. Responsibility and active ownership go hand-in-hand at Nordea. The Asset Management team proactively ensures responsible returns on long-term investments through screening, analysis, methodical monitoring, and corrective intervention where necessary. The company continues to prove its commitment to financing a sustainable future, most recently by collaborating with the United Nations and several other investors to pilot the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The company’s long-term commitment to delivering high ESG standards is embedded in its DNA. The €216 billion of assets under management as of December 2018 clearly shows that investors trust the application of high ESG standards in helping deliver financial results while ensuring their funds help to deliver a more sustainable future. For the fifth consecutive year, the judging panel has recognised the company’s contributions to sustainability. The judges present Nordea Asset Management AB with the 2018 award for Best ESG Investment Process (Europe).

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