What are the climate requirements of the funds?
Reduction in climate impact
The funds track the EU’s Climate Transition Benchmark. This means the funds select companies that are transitioning to climate-friendly business models and are continually cutting their CO2 emissions. Overall, the funds’ investments therefore help reduce the negative impact on the climate and contribute to the green transition. The funds invest in companies that are cutting the CO2 they directly or indirectly emit, for example, in connection with the production or the use of their products and services.
CO2 emission requirements
Investments in the sustainable index funds emit 30 per cent less CO2 overall than an equivalent benchmark.
The sustainable index funds refrain from investing in companies that have a significant negative impact on the climate and society in general. This includes companies that base their business on coal, tar sands, tobacco, controversial weapons, alcohol, gambling, military equipment, pornography, or whose behaviour is harmful.
Annual reduction in CO2
The sustainable index funds have to reduce their total annual CO2 emissions by at least 7 per cent on average. This is in line with the recommendations of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
You can select your sustainable investments here, where you can also read more about the individual fund’s sustainable investment objectives and integration of sustainability risks in the fund’s prospectus. You can also learn more about the sustainability documents connected to our sustainable funds here.