You do not invest in everything

When you invest with Danske Invest, you do not invest in every type of businesses. We do not invest in companies that, for example, have a damaging effect on a sustainable future and on your potential return. All of our funds have investment restrictions covering the areas of coal, tar sand, controversial weapons and tobacco, and they also exclude investments that violate international norms. A number of our funds also include additional restrictions. You can get an overview of the fund restrictions here. 

The exclusions have different thresholds - you can get an overview of the thresholds here.

Coal, tar sands and peat

Thermal coal, tar sands and peat are some of the most CO2-emitting forms of energy, and they contribute significantly to climate change. Because of this, we do not invest your money in companies that derive 5% or more of their revenue from activities linked to thermal coal, extraction of oil from tar sands or peat-fired power generation. These restrictions are part of our commitment to phasing out investments in companies involved in the three fossil fuel types by 2030 in the EU and OECD and by 2040 in the rest of the world.
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Controversial weapons

We do not invest your money in companies that are directly or indirectly involved with controversial weapons. Controversial weapons are weapons that are prohibited by international law or considered controversial because of the indiscriminate damage they cause. Cluster bombs, anti-personnel mines, biological weapons and chemical weapons are all classified as controversial weapons. 

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We do not invest your money in companies that derive 5% or more of their revenue from growing, processing or producing tobacco products. This includes products that are wholly or partly based on leaf tobacco as well as so-called next-generation tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes and snus/nicotine pouches.

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Violation of norms

We do not invest your money in a wide range of companies that exhibit harmful behaviour or are involved in problematic activities. These companies violate norms and standards such as the principles of the UN Global Compact or do not adhere to human rights or environmental- and climate-related conventions. For example, we do not invest in companies that contribute to water pollution and climate change, damage biodiversity, violate human rights or are involved in corruption or arms trading.  

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Funds with additional restrictions

We have a number of funds that include additional restrictions. These products do not invest in alcohol, gambling, pornography, fossil fuels or military equipment, for example.
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Analysing a company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR)

At Danske Invest, we screen your investments on an ongoing basis, which provides our portfolio managers with increased knowledge of how companies address ESG-related issues. Among other things, we analyse whether companies meet international social responsibility norms in relation to human rights or environmental and climate considerations. Screening helps us to identify companies that contribute to climate change, exhibit harmful environmental behaviour or have inadequate labour or human rights practices.
If companies face challenges in meeting their social responsibility, we can put additional pressure on them to correct the problems. If we do not believe that this type of company can improve sufficiently, we can also choose to divest the company and place it on our Investment Restrictions list.

Read more about our investment screening process