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Sustainability in our funds

We believe that companies that incorporate sustainability in their business strategy will outperform their peers over the longer term. Investing sustainably is thus essential in order to achieve the best possible risk-adjusted returns for unit holders.

Holger Drachmann, Sørfjord. Hardanger, 1886.This painting is manipulated and belongs to The Art Museums of Skagen.

Sustainability in our funds

We believe that companies that incorporate sustainability in their business strategy will outperform their peers over the longer term. Investing sustainably is thus essential in order to achieve the best possible risk-adjusted returns for unit holders.

Holger Drachmann, Sørfjord. Hardanger, 1886.This painting is manipulated and belongs to The Art Museums of Skagen.

Sustainability in our funds

We believe that companies that incorporate sustainability in their business strategy will outperform their peers over the longer term. Investing sustainably is thus essential in order to achieve the best possible risk-adjusted returns for unit holders.

Holger Drachmann, Sørfjord. Hardanger, 1886.This painting is manipulated and belongs to The Art Museums of Skagen.

This is built upon four main pillars. Each method is applied in different circumstances and leads to different investment outcomes. The full potential of a sustainable investment strategy is only realised when applying the methods together.

Exclusion

No investments in a range of non-sustainable products, businesses and activities.

Enhanced due diligence

Enhanced due diligence of companies in high-emitting industries.  

ESG factsheet

Produced for each investment case and includes a dedicated ESG overview

Active ownership

We can positively influence companies' behaviour through dialogue and voting.

Sustainability report

We have now published our Sustainability Report for the third quarter 2021. Read the report below.

Find out how the funds vote

Find out how we have voted in our portfolio companies the day after the votes are cast.

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The team

Silje Simonsen Viste and Sondre Myge Haugland work with sustainable investing and oversee our sustainability policy. They work closely with the portfolio managers to screen each potential portfolio company against our guidelines, both before an investment is made and after a company has entered the portfolio.

"We want to be good investors and all our investments should be sustainable. We combine this with our main objective of creating good returns for our unit holders," says Sondre.


How SKAGEN invests sustainably

We report on our sustainability work on a quarterly basis.

The report lays out how we work with all aspects of sustainability – from how we incorporate ESG (environment, social and governance) factors into our investment process to how we as a company work with sustainability.

You can find our sustainability reports in pdf format below.

Sustainability report
Active OwnershipSustainability
Third quarter engagement report
23 November 2021

As long-term investors, we regularly engage with our portfolio companies to promote and encourage improvements.

Sustainability
In COP we trust, by COP we must?
18 November 2021

We discuss the key takeaways from the Glasgow Climate Pact from a SKAGEN perspective.

Sustainability
Third quarter ESG report: A focus on process and progress
27 October 2021

Sustainability often means different things to different people but there is a clear distinction ...

SustainabilityActive Ownership
Corporate governance: Lawful engagement
7 September 2021

How SKAGEN uses legal proceedings to remedy governance breaches on behalf of clients.

Sustainability
SKAGEN to reclassify equity funds as Article 8 under SFDR
2 September 2021

New categorisation as "environmental and socially promoting" funds to reflect the continued ...

Emerging MarketsSustainabilityActive Ownership
Ivanhoe Mine's Net-Zero Crusade
25 August 2021

Ivanoe Mines, the mining company held by three SKAGEN funds, is to ensure that its flagship project ...

Environmental, Social and Governance Policy

Our sustainability policy combines the strengths of both SKAGEN and Storebrand within sustainable investing and active ownership.

What sustainable investing means to us

When selecting companies, we assess environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues before investing.

 

Principles for Responsible Investment

In 2012, SKAGEN signed up to the UN supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

 

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Historical returns are no guarantee for future returns. Future returns will depend, inter alia, on market developments, the fund manager's skill, the fund's risk profile and management fees. The return may become negative as a result of negative price developments.

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