Swedbank Humanfond’s 30 000 savers donate 43 million SEK
In total, since Swedbank Humanfond started in 1992, savers in the fund have donated more than SEK 1.2 billion to non-profit work worldwide. The fund has no fee, and two percent of the customer's savings goes yearly to various charity work selected by the savers themselves. This year, the total amount from savers amounted to 43 million SEK, which will go to 73 different charities.
The customers who save in the fund not only invest in their own future, but also contribute to a more sustainable societal development. Among the receiving organizations are everything from those who provide support to people with various diseases, research, help for children both in Sweden and abroad, initiatives for a better environment and health and support in war-torn areas.
“We want to send a big and warm thank you to all those who have chosen to save in Swedbank Robur's Humanfond, together we make a concrete and positive difference. It is just as overwhelming every year to be able to participate and convey the savers' more than SEK 40 million to all fantastic organizations. It also feels extra warm in the heart to see that the money helps in so many different areas," says Liza Jonson, CEO of Swedbank Robur.
The fund invests with a long-term perspective in companies that through their products, services or activities can contribute to the transition to a more sustainable society. The fund also invests in companies where Swedbank Robur has identified an ongoing and clear strategic agenda for its transition, and where the company can contribute to a more sustainable development in the future.
"As the portfolio manager of Swedbank Humanfond, I am constantly and actively looking for companies that offer solutions that in various ways can contribute to a sustainable change in society, preferably in areas where larger transitions in the value chain are required. New ideas and solutions can arise both in well-established large companies but also in newly started business models. Therefore, it is interesting to also seek possible investments among the slightly smaller companies and new companies that come to the stock exchange," says Catrin Jansson, portfolio manager of Swedbank Humanfond.
Carina Sesser Nylund, Press manager, Swedbank Robur ph. +46 72 230 52 64
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Swedbank Robur is a wholly owned subsidiary to Swedbank and active in Swedbank´s four home markets. Swedbank Robur was founded in 1967 and offers more than 80 mutual funds, institutional and discretionary asset management and management of pension funds. The number of customers is 3 million in Sweden and 1 million in the Baltic countries. Assets under management are approximately SEK 1 500 billion, of which approximately SEK 800 billion (2019) in mutual funds. Swedbank Robur’s vision is to become a world leader in sustainable value creation.