As an investor in the financial markets, DNB strives to make the economy more sustainable and manage the ESG risks of its own reserves. DNB commits to invest these reserves, amounting to over EUR 19 billion, in a responsible manner. The Responsible Investment Charter sets out DNB’s responsible investment policy for the years ahead. By sharing its approach DNB hopes to inspire other central banks and the financial sector.
Responsible investment of its own reserves is one of the key focus areas of DNB’s new CSR strategy. CSR perfectly fits DNB’s mission: as a central bank, supervisor and resolution authority, DNB works to ensure a financial system that contributes to sustainable prosperity. As an independent organisation with a long term orientation, DNB is well positioned to promote CSR initiatives. The new CSR strategy for 2019-2025 focuses on two themes that tie in with DNB’s mission and mandate:
- Sustainable economic growth that has no harmful effects on the environment
- An inclusive financial and economic system
These themes have been further specified in six key priorities (including responsible investment) and are in line with four of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.