Swedbank Robur launches fund focusing on the energy transition
In late September, Swedbank Robur's Råvarufond was transformed into a new thematic fund with a focus on solar, wind and energy transition. The new fund, Transition Energy, will invest in companies worldwide that will contribute to a future renewable energy system.
The move to a climate-neutral society requires new solutions and the need for investment is substantial. The financial industry has a great responsibility to help drive the transition through the shift of capital in a sustainable direction. As part of Swedbank Robur’s ongoing implementation of its climate strategy, the fund company is now launching a new fund, Transition Energy. The fund will invest worldwide and focus on solar, wind and solutions for a sustainable energy system. The holdings will be a mix of established companies with proven business ideas and new faster growing companies.
“It is important that investors dare to be an active part of sustainable change and support companies and industries in this transition. The ambition is that Transition Energy's composition and global focus will provide a good balance between risk and potential, with portfolio companies that help contribute in driving the energy system in a more sustainable direction”, says Robert Slorach, portfolio manager at Swedbank Robur.
The climate issue will with a high degree of certainty continue to be one of the biggest global challenges for many years to come. Substantial investments will be required in, among other things, renewable energy sources, power grids, storage of energy and batteries as well as energy-saving solutions. The companies that can come up with the best solutions to address these problems also have great potential to become very good investments in the long term.
“The link between profitability and sustainability is strong, and we see that there are very good investment opportunities and a good return potential in the energy transition theme. By investing capital in related companies, we can support businesses and industries to change, while at the same time creating long-term value for our customers and society”, saysRobert Slorach.
The Swedbank Robur Transition Energy fund can primarily be linked to five of the UN's global Sustainable Development Goals:
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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 Roburs vision is to become a world leader in sustainable value creation.