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Storebrand ASA

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(C) Implementation: Integration

FI 14. Integration overview

14.1. Describe your approach to integrating ESG into traditional financial analysis.

The sustainability team rates 2500 issuers with an ESG rating of 0-100. Each issuer is rated on 70 to 100 individual indicators. These indicators form the basis for integration of ESG issues into traditional financial analyses. Storebrand seeks to tailor the ESG input to Portfolio Managers according to the unique set of risks and opportunities that are relevant for portfolio companies.

14.2. Describe how your ESG integration approach is adapted to each of the different types of fixed income you invest in.

Corporate (financial)

Coprorate risk is focused heavily on Governance issues. The Storebrand sustainability team has, together with portfolio managers, identified corruption as a key financially material ESG factor in corporate bonds and delivers specific corruption analysis on portfolio companies in specific funds. By using the analysis provided portfolio managers are able to limit exposure to companies classified as high risk.

14.3. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 15. Integration - ESG information in investment processes

15.1. Indicate how ESG information is typically used as part of your investment process.

Select all that apply
Corporate (financial)
ESG analysis is integrated into fundamental analysis
ESG analysis is integrated into security weighting decisions
ESG analysis is integrated into portfolio construction decisions
ESG analysis is a standard part of internal credit ratings or assessment
ESG analysis for issuers is a standard agenda item at investment committee meetings
ESG analysis is regularly featured in internal research notes or similar
ESG analysis is a standard feature of ongoing portfolio monitoring
ESG analysis featuresĀ in all internal issuer summaries or similar documents
Other, specify

15.2. Additional information [OPTIONAL]


FI 16. Integration - E,S and G issues reviewed

16.1. Indicate the extent to which ESG issues are reviewed in your integration process.

Environment
Social
Governance
Corporate (financial)

Environmental

Social

Governance

16.2. Please provide more detail on how you review E, S and G factors in your integration process.

Corporate (financial)

All ESG factors are systematically reviewed for financial relevance by the sustainable investment team. However Governance factors have been selected for further development because of the growing body of literature that points to the specific relevance of this pillar in fixed income management.

 

16.3. Additional information.[OPTIONAL]


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