Responsible investments are the investments of the future

Responsibility plays an important role when you invest with Danske Invest. That is why we take environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into consideration for all of our funds. By addressing ESG factors, we are better able to select attractive investments and at the same time we can influence businesses and society to move towards becoming more sustainable.

Our funds’ sustainability profiles

You can easily see how Danske Invest’s funds work with sustainability. Our funds adhere to Danske Invest’s Responsible Investment Policy, which means we always consider sustainability risks. Moreover, most of our funds have a specific focus on sustainability aspects - our funds promoting environmental or social characteristics and funds with a sustainable investment objective.

Danske Invest – responsible investments built on a firm foundation

The Danske Invest’s funds adhere to our Responsible Investment Policy, which means, among other things, that the funds integrate sustainability risks and exercise active ownership. The policy is based on a number of principles that support our ambition to create attractive returns for our investors and to contribute to positive and sustainable development. 

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Our foundation is based on the following principles

We aim to protect the value of investments and generate attractive returns

We aim to analyse and assess the impacts that investments have on environment and other societal dimensions

Sustainability considerations are a natural part of your investments

How a company works with sustainability, or does not work with sustainability, may have consequences for its business – and consequently for your return as an investor. Because of this, all Danske Invest’s funds focus on reducing what are known as sustainability risks in order to protect your investments. For example, a company’s ability to make money may be adversely affected if it does not adapt to a green economy or if it offers poor working conditions for employees. These sustainability risks are taken into consideration when we select attractive investment opportunities for our investors.

Our sustainability tools


Investment restrictions

Our funds promoting environmental or social characteristics and funds with at sustainable investment objective do not invest in companies whose activities significantly harm the climate, are involved in the tobacco or controversial weapons industries, or operate in violation of international norms and conventions.

Incorporating sustainability

We analyse how companies work with sustainability issues, which enables us to make the best possible investment decisions for the benefit of our customers.

Influencing companies

We are in dialogue with the executive management of companies, and we vote at their general meetings to influence their behaviour and push them in a more sustainable direction. 

Funds promoting environmental or social characteristics (Article 8)

This type of fund promotes environmental (E) or social (S) conditions and ensures good governance practices (G). Depending on the fund’s investment strategy, this may be done through screening, exclusion, inclusion and active ownership. The funds may partially invest in sustainable investments, but making sustainable investments is not their goal. 

Funds that promote environmental or social characteristics are subject to the disclosure requirements set out in Article 8 of the EU’s ‘Regulation on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector.

Funds with a sustainable investment objective (Article 9)

Funds with a sustainable investment objective target to invest in economic activities that contribute to a sustainable objective. Such objectives include decarbonisation, greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, circular economy, or other environmental Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The funds can also invest in economic activities that contribute to a social objective – for instance social integration, labour relations, or human capital – or they can contribute to social SDGs in other ways. Moreover, these investments do no significant harm to sustainable objectives.

These funds comply with article 9 of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

Sustainability documents

You can read more about our work with responsible investments and view sustainability documents for our various funds.

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