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Climate Week NYC: Sustainable investments as a force for change and financial value creation

Pressemelding   •   sep 24, 2018 08:00 CEST

"Being part of a broader conversation, which includes art and academia, is inspiring and helps provoke necessary change. Identifying sustainability on a micro level helps us outline the macro perspective", says Åsa Wallenberg.

Climate Week NYC isone of the key summits in the international calendar and has been a driving force for climate action since launch in 2009. At this year's summit Åsa Wallenberg, CEO of SPP Funds is there to raise her voice in order to push the financial community in a more sustainable direction and to scale up the industry.

- We are attending Climate Week to show our commitment to a sustainable future. By putting climate and the UN Sustainability Goals SDGs at the very core of our strategy, we can create long-term sustainable value to our clients, says Åsa Wallengberg, CEO SPP Funds representing the Storebrand Group at the summit.

- Our aim at the summit is to push the sustainability agenda. By strengthening necessary partnerships, we can mobilize faster and more efficiently. Sustainable solutions are not merely good for the planet; they are also great for the companies bringing them to the market.

Sustainable value creation the only way forward
Businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts and music organizations, and NGOs are all apart of Climate Week NYC and equally crucial in advancing the debate and keeping climate action at the top of the global agenda.

- Being part of a broader conversation, which includes art and academia, is inspiring and helps provoke necessary change. Identifying sustainability on a micro level helps us outline the macro perspective. Understanding sustainability in a broader perspective is crucial for change and returns.

- Our hope is also to connect with other pioneers and global leaders to learn more on how we can further our contribution to the sustainable agenda, concludes Wallenberg.

This year's Climate Week NYC takes place between September 24-30. 

About Storebrand

Storebrand's ambition is to be the best provider of saving for pensions. Storebrand will deliver sustainable solutions adapted to the customer's individual situation, so that each person receives a better pension in a more sustainable world. Storebrand has about 40.000 corporate customers and 1.9 million individual customers, and is headquartered in Lysaker outside of Oslo, Norway. Storebrand manages more than NOK 721bn and is Norway's largest asset manager. We work hard to reach our vision: Recommended by our customers. Storebrand (STB) is listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.

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