What does this mean for investors?
For Danske Invest, the new re-categorisation of funds is an important milestone in their work with responsible investments. After the re-categorisation, around 95 per cent of all Danske Invest funds will be either ESG funds or funds with a sustainable investment objective.
“We are constantly working to develop relevant investment products with a focus on sustainability – both to accommodate customer demand and also to help support the shift towards a more sustainable society,” says Robert Mikkelstrup, CEO of Danske Invest.
Customers who have already invested in one of the Danske Invest funds that is now being re-categorised, and do not need to take any action. Compared to previously, the changes among others mean that, going forward, investors will receive more insight into the work being done with responsibility in the individual funds.
“We look forward to being able to communicate in more detail on how we, through our work in the individual funds, integrate and influence sustainable development,” says Robert Mikkelstrup.
The two types of responsible funds
The two fund categories are useful indicators for customers who are keen to invest in funds that focus on responsibility: