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2020-09-24

Swedbank Robur presents its first `Paris Aligned' funds

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:

Swedbank Robur's Climate Strategy (https://internetbank.swedbank.se/ConditionsEarchive/download?bankid=1111&id=WEBDOC-PRODE47549323)
EU Sustainable Finance (https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/banking-and-finance/sustainable-finance_en#:~:text=Sustainable%20finance%201%20Overview%20of%20sustainable%20finance.%20Sustainable,of%20climate%20change%20on%20...%20More%20items...%20

Contact:
Carina Sesser Nylund, Press Manager, Swedbank Robur telephone. +46 72 230 52 64

Risk information

Historical growth is no guarantee of future yields. The value of your fund savings can both rise and fall, which is why there can be no guarantee that you will get back your original investment. A fund categorized as risk class 6-7 has a high risk both for increases and decreases in the value of the fund units. Please read prospectuses available on our website or visit a retailer.

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