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Storebrand ASA

PRI reporting framework 2017

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Promoting responsible investment

SG 09. Collaborative organisations / initiatives

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09.1. Select the collaborative organisation and/or initiatives of which your organisation is a member or in which it participated during the reporting year, and the role you played.

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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- Participated in the UNPRI Working Group Indigenous Rights Collaborative Initiative.

- Signed Global investor letter to US SEC: carbon asset risks to oil and gas companies

- Signed Statement of Investor Expectations on Supply Chain Labour Practices in Agriculture

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

Provide a brief commentary on the level of your organisation’s involvement in the initiative. [Optional]

During 2016, Storebrand was involved in a letter to non-disclosing companies to ask them to disclose environmental data by singing the letter and sending the letter selv to companies regarding climate change. Some companies answered direclty to Storebrand but dilogue continued with CDP.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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During 2016, Storebrand was involved in a letter to non-disclosing companies to ask them to disclose environmental data by singing the letter and sending the letter to companies regarding forestry and water use.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Contribution to conference content

          NORSIF Board member and participant in NORSIF Green Bonds working group
SWESIF Board member
 Member of Norwegian Committee for Corporate Governance
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Part of the nominating committee in Swesif. Board member in Norsif. Actively contributing to events arranged by both organizations and in working groups.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Active members, particularly in the PSI initiative.

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting period (see definitions)

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Participating in the Nordic network, reporting on Advanced level.

          Sustainable Value Creation, Sweden
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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          International Indigenous Working Group (IIWG): Gathers NGOs, investors, academia and private citizens to advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples..Organizer: Boston Common Asset Management
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Storebrand is part of the group since its establishment in 2016. The group meets monthly. Storebrand has contributed to the group by suggesting ways of advocating for indingeous peoples rights towards companies and authorities and giving updates and experiences regarding dialogue with companies regarding these issues. Main focus since October 2016 is on the DAPL

          Signatory to the Montreal Pledge on climate disclosure
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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          Member of the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition: Commitment to reduce carbon footprint of Portfolios.
        

Your organisation’s role in the initiative during the reporting year (see definitions)

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Participation in coalition meetings.


SG 10. Promoting RI independently

10.1. Indicate if your organisation promotes responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.2. Indicate which of the following actions your organisation has taken to promote responsible investment, independently of collaborative initiatives.

10.3. Describe any additional actions and initiatives that your organisation has taken part in during the reporting year to promote responsible investment [Optional]

Storebrand is a key participant in the Norwegian and Swedish public debate on responsible investments, for instance through opinion pieces in print/online media, broadcast media, social media.

Furthermore, we provide extensive training for clients, brokers, investment consultants and external fund managers, in addition to speaking at a range of conferences.

Storebrand also participates in international RI debates and events, as well as providing comments and interviews to international media.

External fund managers are subject to extensive RI requirements (policies, implementation, quarterly screening of portfolio ESG quality and controversial investments). External fund managers are also encouraged to adopt the UNPRI. Storebran actively seeks funds from external managers with high ESG profile.

Sent letter to all external fund managers encouraging them to disclose the carbon footprint of their equities funds.

Updated in house White Paper on the link between responsible investment and financial returns, including review of studies/metastudies on this theme.

Published a numbe of articles/interviews on divestment from coal ( companies with more than 30% of revenues from coal) and divestment from fossil fuels

Member of NORSIF board and active participant in arranging NORSIF events and membership seminars, Member of working group for Green Bonds.

Member of SWESIF board.


SG 11. Dialogue with public policy makers or standard setters (Private)


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