First Sustainability Week
Earlier this year, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report was nothing less than “a code red for humanity”. In November, the Glasgow Climate Pact was announced calling on 197 countries to report their progress towards more climate ambitions next year. The EU aims to be climate neutral by 2050, and the capital markets are expected to lead the way. We see how our stakeholders are increasingly taking environmental risks into their investment decisions.
Our Ethical Principles are built on our values: trust and quality. We want to continue to learn and improve within the ESG areas for the benefit of our clients, our business and society. The engagement of the employees in Pareto Securities is critical in this respect.
During our first Sustainability Week we wanted to increase our knowledge about relevant ESG topics such as science-based targets, ESG challenges to investment services, the role of finance in the green transition as well as ESG trends and metrics. We had presentations from KPMG, Schjødt, FSN Capital, the Governance Group, CEMAsys, Greentech, Tom Erik Kristiansen from Pareto Securities and a workshop on mental health with Johan Norén. We also focused on health with a green food menu, various training activities and social events for our employees.
ESG Report 2020
Since 2019, we have measured, calculated, and compensated for our own greenhouse gas emissions. We invest in innovative and climate-smart solutions and digital platforms to reduce our air travelling and other greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities. We work to promote companies that can scale up renewable solutions and interaction between investors and relevant issuers, e.g., through our conferences. We also focus on other ESG areas where we believe we can contribute and influence, such as sound governance practice and social responsibility. Our ESG report 2020 presents pertinent information about our work and focus areas within ESG and the UN Global Compact.