Responsible Investments & Sustainability

Sustainability risks mean an environmental, social or governance-related event or condition that, if it occurs, could cause an actual or potential negative impact on the value of the investment or society. For us, therefore, a responsible investment, regardless of management profile, means one that, in addition to financial returns, also takes into account the associated sustainability risks. Therefore, sustainability risks are integrated into all our funds' investment decision processes.

Integration of sustainability risks

Read more about Finserves Nordic's handling of responsible investments, as well as the integration of sustainability risks in Finserve Nordic's policy for responsible investments.

Based on the requirements of the European Union Regulation 2019/2088, there is further description of the funds' integration of sustainability risks and strategy described in the respective information brochure. 

In order to effectively manage the integration of sustainability risks in the ongoing management, the board of Finserve has adopted the Policy for the Integration of Sustainability Risks, which all funds under Finserve's management must follow. In addition to guidance to investment professionals regarding Finserve's responsible investment process, the Policy contains an exclusion list. The purpose of this is to ensure that investments do not take place in companies and in industries that Finserve considers to be in direct conflict with the sustainability commitment Finserve's board has adopted.

We exclude companies involved in products and services in controversial weapons such as cluster munitions, anti-personnel landmines, nuclear weapons, biological weapons, chemical weapons, tobacco, pornography, coal, and uranium mining. The funds also exclude companies that violate international conventions and that are subject to international sanctions. Even companies whose operations do not fall under the exclusion list can involve sustainability risks. These may, but do not have to be decisive for which investments are selected in the respective fund, given that they are compatible with the individual fund's information in relation to the EU's regulation on sustainability-related information or the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR").

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation 2019/2088 (“SFDR”)

The SFDR was introduced to increase transparency, publish sustainability information at company or product level and classify products based on its ambition and strategy for sustainable investments

Dark green – Art.9

Funds with sustainability as a goal (Article 9)

Light green – Art.8

Funds that promote, among other things, environmental or social characteristics, or a combination of these characteristics, but do not have it as an objective (Article 8)

Others – Art.6

Funds that either integrate sustainability risks into their investment decision processes or not.

NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF INVESTMENT DECISIONS FOR SUSTAINABILITY FACTORS

Finserve is a management company with several innovative funds, all with a clear management profile in the interest and equity areas. The fund offering spans several investment strategies and geographies and thus has relatively different sustainability risks associated with its investments. The ability to consider in each investment decision whether the investment's main negative consequences for sustainability factors such as environmental, social and personnel-related issues, business ethics, respect for human rights and the fight against corruption and bribery therefore differ between funds

Shareholder engagement

Based on the requirements of Regulation 2019/2088/EU and, where applicable, further described in the relevant funds' PAI Statement.

Sustainability risks are an environmental, social, or corporate governance-related circumstance that could have a significant negative impact on the development and value of the investment. For us, therefore, a responsible investment, regardless of management profile, means that, in addition to financial returns, also takes into account the associated sustainability risks. Therefore, sustainability risks are integrated into all our funds' investment decision processes.

Compensation policy

Read more about our compensation principles on the page Important information.

Important information

Codes of conduct and international standards

Finserve has signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), the world's largest cooperative body for responsible investment. The fact that Finserve is a signatory also means that all funds under Finserve's management are obliged to incorporate PRI's six principles for responsible investments. The agreement is not binding, but by signing the principles, Finserve has committed with funds to incorporate and implement the ESG aspects (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) in the daily work and in the investments. The commitment is evaluated annually by submitting a report on our work with sustainable investments. At the beginning of 2021, Finserve joined the organization Sweden's Forum for Sustainable Investments (SWESIF), an independent association for cooperation in sustainability issues. During the first half of 2022, development work will take place to align the Sustainability Profile with the disclosure requirements set by SFDR. When the work is complete, the idea is that the Sustainability Profile should, in a clear way, give investors the opportunity to compare funds connected to the Sustainability Profile regarding which sustainability criteria they use in their management based on the requirements set by the EU. When this work is completed, Finserve will publish its funds' respective Sustainability Profiles on its website.