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Storebrand/SPP partners up with Global Opportunity Explorer

Nyhet   •   aug 28, 2017 10:50 CEST

– We are convinced that companies that take the global challenges seriously will be the most profitable in the long term, says Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO of Storebrand Asset Management.

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a platform offering direct access to the most innovative solutions and market opportunities. The Explorer is a guide to hundreds of sustainable solutions and market opportunities addressing the SDGs.

– It´s all about turning SDGs into business solutions and contributing to a sustainable agenda. This joint effort enables us to connect and collaborate with companies and markets who share our visions and values and is an arena for advancing the sustainable investment agenda. It´s also an opportunity for us to encourage more companies to find value and opportunities in actively supporting the SDGs, says Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO Storebrand Asset Management.

Excelling the contribution to the SDGs
The Sustainable Development Goalsare already part of the analysis that Storebrand Asset Management has developed for its investment process for its mutual funds, Storebrand Life and SPP Life, but the company has recently raised the bar, and the goals are to be further integrated in the process.

– We are convinced that companies that take the global challenges seriously, will be the most profitable in the long term. To integrate the sustainable development goals in our work and use them as a starting point for the analysis is therefore our next step and a way of excelling our contributing to the SDGs. In addition we have joined UN Global Compact and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) an effort to improve company reporting on the SDG's

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a platform which offers direct access to the most innovative solutions and market opportunities goexplorer.org

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, created on the conviction that the SDGs offer a myriad of business opportunities with great value to companies, society and the environment. Aside from mapping a world of cutting-edge innovation and new markets, the Explorer aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.