‘What is your climate strategy, and how can you enable business growth by embracing the transition to a low carbon future?’ run some of the most frequent questions, when Danske Bank’s portfolio managers engage with companies they are investing in according to a new publication Active Ownership stories that takes a deep dive on some of the actual dialogues.
Promote company transition
Through active dialogue, portfolio managers highlight concerns and business-critical matters to support companies’ efforts to address current and future challenges and opportunities.
“There is a movement among professional investors, shareholders and customers putting spotlight on climate issues. As part of that movement, I can help promote the discussions on the low-carbon transition from an investor perspective and influence companies to utilise the climate agenda as an accelerator for creating long-term sustainable growth”, says Anders Grønning, portfolio manager at Danske Bank.
Smaller companies typically have a more focused business model and are more agile than larger companies, which enables them to adjust products and services faster or launch new ones that live up to the rising sustainability requirements from governments as well as the growing demand from consumers for green”, says Joel Backesten, portfolio manager at Danske Bank.