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Strategic direction

Substantial amounts of finance will be necessary for transitioning into more sustainable economies and societies. Therefore, sustainable finance is placed at the core of of our efforts to advance sustainability.

In addition, we have five strategic focus areas:

  • entrepreneurship, financial confidence, employee weel-being & diversity, environmental footprint and governance & integrity.

Sustainable finance

We help our customers achieve their sustainability ambitions through financing and investing

Volume target

  • 2023 target: DKK 300 billion in sustainable financing, including granted green loans and arranged sustainable bonds
  • 2021 status: DKK 192 billion since 2019

Net-zero commitments

We joined the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) in October 2021

Carbon emission reduction targets

  • 2030 target: Reduce carbon emissions in our corporate lending portfolio in three key sectors by between 20-50% against a 2020 baseline

Volume target

  • 2030 target: DKK 150 billion investments in funds with sustainable investment objective. 
  • 2021 status: DKK 65 billion.

Net-zero commitments

We joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative in March 2021 and set interim targets in November 2021.

Carbon emission reduction targets

  • 2030 target: We want to reduce the weighted average carbon intensity of our investment products by at least 50% against a 2020 baseline.

Volume target

  • 2023 target: Danica Pension to have at least DKK 50 billion of its investments placed in assets that support the green transition.
  • 2021 status: DKK 31,5 billion since 2019.

Net-zero commitments

Danica Pension joined the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (article in Danish) in June 2020.

Carbon emission reduction target

  • 2025 target: In Danica Pension’s portfolio we want to reduce carbon emission in five key sectors by between 15-35% against a 2019 baseline.

Targets link to sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate action

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We support new businesses in creating sustainable growth

  • 2023-target:  To support 10,000 startups and scaleups with growth and impact tools, services and expertise. 
  • 2021 status: 6,329 start-ups and scale-ups supported since 2016.

Target links to Sustainable Development Goal #8: Decent work and economic growth.

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Financial confidence

We help people become financial confident

  • 2023-target: Our target is to increase the financial confidence of 2 million people. 
  • 2021 status: 1,579,472 people supported since 2018.

Target links to Sustainable Development Goal #4: Quality education.

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Governance & integrity

We operate in a responsible and transparent manner

  • 2023-target: To consistently have over 95% of employees complete the annual mandatory compliance and risk management training.
  • 2021 status: 96% of employees trained.

Target links to Sustainable Development Goal #16: Peace, justice and strong institutions.

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Employee well-being & diversity

We foster well-being, diversity and inclusion in our workplace

  • 2023-target: At least 35% women in senior leadership positions.
  • 2021 status: 32% share of women in senior leadership positions.

Target links to Sustainable Development Goal #5: Gender equality. 

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Environmental footprint

We minimise our own environmental footprint

  • 2023- and 2030-target: To reduce CO2 emissions with 40 by 2023 and 60% by 2030 in relation to 20l9.
  • 2021 status: 69% carbon emissions reduction since 2019. The significant reduction is a result of the corona pandemic and new ways of working. 

Target links to Sustainable Development Goal #13: Climate action.

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