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Responsible investment

With us, you can save and invest in a range of investment products responsibly and ethically. On this page, we have brought together information on responsible investment and responsible stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and structured investment products. Choose responsibly and start investing ethically today.

Responsible investment with us

We are committed to the principles of responsible investment, which we follow when investing on behalf of ourselves and customers. We believe that investment targets can be achieved by positive screening to ensure responsible investments and by nudging companies towards greater sustainability.

We highlight ESG — environmental, social and governance — issues in order to improve yield and risk profiles. We act responsibly by eliminating questionable companies, analysing companies’ degree of responsibility, impacting on companies, and voting in annual meetings.

ESG Fund Ratings

One of the goals of the EU’s sustainable finance regulations is to ensure better transparency and availability of ESG data on investment products and easier comparison between products. Due to this, funds will be classified into three different categories, depending on the sustainability goals of the fund: Article 9, Article 8 and Article 6. Promoting the responsibility of our funds is important to us.

Identify from ESG Fund Rating Description
Article 9, sustainable investment products Funds that aim at sustainable investment. They invest in companies that have a positive impact on the environment and/or society and human wellbeing.
Article 8, investment products that promote ESG features Funds, that promote features related to the environment or society by excluding companies that have business which is harmful to the environment and society. Companies that take into consideration matters related to the environment, social sustainability and good governance better than their peers are selected for and are the focus of the funds.
  Article 6, other investment products Funds that acknowledge sustainability risks, but do not specifically promote or pursue matters related to the environment or society. 

We will perform the ESG analysis on most of our funds by using our own ESG analysis model. 

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What is responsible and ethical investment?

Responsible investment means taking account of environmental, social and governance issues when investing. Responsible companies act as sustainably as possible and take account of their impact on the environment and society, while still seeking to make a profit. A socially responsible company will thrive and succeed in the long run. 

Ethical investment is often mentioned in connection with responsible investment. Ethical investment means taking account of the investor’s values in investment decisions and eliminating certain companies and sectors accordingly. 

We avoid all direct and active investment in, for example, ethically dubious arms manufacturers and companies in breach of international norms. In addition, we offer mutual funds that filter out certain industries on a broader basis.

Why invest responsibly?

Responsible investment and saving is a way of impacting on your own and our shared future. A responsible investor seeks better returns and lower risk exposure by opting for investments which take account of the environment, social responsibility and governance. 

A socially responsible company can have a direct impact on its value and share price by reducing its business risks. When companies take account of issues such as environmental and human rights, investors have no need to fear reputational damage and the knock-on effects on returns.

How to invest responsibly?

Responsible and ethical investment is a sustainable approach to growing your savings. It is about opting to invest in companies that live up to their environmental, social and governance responsibilities. 

Socially responsible stocks – tips from the OP Equity Research service

The OP Equity Research service provides responsibility analyses to help investors make the right choices. OP Equity Research covers all companies on the OMX Helsinki 25 index and provides company-specific analyses. Information on ESG development and goals can be found in the analyses’ responsibility sections. There is also information on key social responsibility drivers of the business and market in question. To read analyses, log into the op.fi service (an analysis fee is payable if you do not have the saver’s/investor’s service package).

Businesses’ own ESG reports give an indication of their level of social responsibility. These report on factors such as carbon footprint, corporate governance, social responsibility, sustainable development and environmental impact.

Responsible investment funds

Responsible investment funds for investors of all kinds. Our responsible investment funds promote practices that nurture environmental and social responsibility, and good governance.

Responsible ETFs

We have a wide range of ETF funds for responsible investors. You can choose more diversified products based on ESG ratings, or more targeted products based on themes such as clean energy production. Use our ETF search engine or list of responsible ETFs to explore our range of products (requires login and purchase of saver’s/investor’s package).

With OP Investment Partner, you always invest responsibly
OP Investment Partner’s mutual funds invest in companies that top their sectors in terms of responsibility.
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