Swedbank Robur presents its first ‘Paris Aligned’ funds
Swedbank Robur has now classified its first ‘Paris Aligned’ funds, the Robur Access Edge funds. The classification and method are based on the EU Sustainable Finance climate benchmark guidelines, aligning fund investments with the climate targets in the Paris agreement.
Swedbank Robur’s Paris Aligned funds create transparency for customers who want to save with sustainability and the climate in focus. The method is based on the EU Sustainable Finance climate benchmark guidelines, which put the portfolio companies’ emission targets in focus. For example, the funds’ carbon emission footprint needs to be at least 50% lower than the market in general. Companies that the fund invests in need to reduce their emissions by an average of 7% annually - the pace of phasing-out of fossil fuels set out in the Paris Agreement. The ’Paris Aligned’ funds also invest in companies working actively to reduce climate risks.
- Transparency and the possibility to compare climate footprints of different kinds of funds are a central part of our work with sustainability. We want to make it easier for our customers, and at the same time hope that we can inspire other investors by taking a clear stance in issues that are important for our customers, investments and the society, says Liza Jonson, CEO of Swedbank Robur.
Swedbank Robur’s primary climate targets are that the company’s entire managed portfolio, which today exceeds 1000 bn SEK, will be in line already in 2025 with the Paris Agreement’s target to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, and zero emissions for the entire portfolio by 2040. Robur plans to report key figures regularly for the ‘Paris Aligned’ funds.
- The ‘Paris Aligned’ analysis, portfolio management method and classification that we now launch and are beginning to steer our investments with, is a very important step for us in the work towards reaching Swedbank Roburs very ambitious climate targets, Liza Jonson says.
Swedbank Robur has so far classified the following funds as aligned with the Paris Agreement:
- Swedbank Robur Access Edge Global
- Swedbank Robur Access Edge Emerging Markets
- Swedbank Robur Access Edge Sweden
- Swedbank Robur Access Edge Japan
- Swedbank Robur Access Edge USA
Find out more:
Carina Sesser Nylund, Press Manager, Swedbank Robur telephone. +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 1 300 billion, of which approximately SEK 800 billion in mutual funds (2019). Swedbank Roburs vision is to become a world leader in sustainable value creation.