We use screening to apply group-wide investment resctrictions and to identify investment risks related to ESG matters. We apply group-wide investment restrictions based on Danske Bank Group's sustainability positions on ‘Climate Change’ and ‘Arms & Defence.We screen to identify companies in the investment universe with potential ESG-related risks. The identified ESG risks are analysed and incorporated into our investment processes and dialogues with portfolio companies.We use screening to apply investment criteria and thresholds for restricted products and solutions in order to meet our customers’ specific values and preferences.
Across strategies and asset classes our investment teams integrate ESG data as factors alongside financial factors into the investment process. Based on a wide set of ESG data, our ESG materiality framework, and our internal and external expertise, investment teams are able to understand more about the quality of their investments and portfolio companies; their business models, positions and how ESG issues are managed. This helps us manage both investment risks and unlock opportunities.
By having ESG inside our investment processes, we can make better-informed investment decisions that supports our mission to achieve the best possible risk-adjusted returns for customers. We call it 'ESG Inside'.
Our investment teams have access to ESG data platform, training & education and support by subject matter experts.