Our European Corporate Sustainable Bond Fond uses a best-in-class screening, where at least 25% aims to be invested in bonds with a rating of Baa3/BBB- or higher.
Companies, which measured in a sustainability perspective is on the forefront of the development in their sector, forms the basis of the fund composition. This is done by investing in companies that in a ESG perspective is among the best half. Among these companies the best quartile is preferred. The fund invests in the best half of the companies that are active in sectors with high CO2-emission. There is room for up to 10% "watch list cases" in the fund. These are companies that do not meet the above criteria, but which we believe to have the potential for improvement. Through dialog with the companies they are expected to make improvements, otherwise they are sold out of the bond portfolio.
Invests primarily in corporate bonds issued by companies that have a strong sustainability profile in regards of environmental, social and governance, and integrates sustainable awareness about climate change and CO2-carbon economy. Each issuer must comply with international principles for responsible investments, and may not invest in controversial sectors.