The negative and norms-based screening criteria have been developed over the past 20 years, mainly by in-house ESG analysts, with the support of external expert advice. Important clients have also been included in the development of criteria.
The Storebrand Standard has been approved by the Executive Committee. Clients are informed of major changes through news letters, KAMs, and/or tailored reporting. The standard is reviewed continually with changes being made to existing criteria or new criteria being implemented.
The sector research (positive screening) has been developed over the past 20 years, mainly by in-house ESG analysts, in cooperation with CIO and portfolio managers. continuously improved by the ESG research team. More focus has been put on opportunity/product based indicators which apply to a smaller number of companies within a sector.
The Storebrand Investment Committee meets quarterly to decide on exclusions and can also decide on new interpretation of existing criteria.