The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are broadly accepted as the path to secure long-term human wellbeing, economic prosperity and a stable, resilient environment.

In 2019 Swedbank signed the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking and thereby endorsed the Paris Agreement and the UN’s SDG´s.

Swedbank participates in the Nordic CEOs for a Sustainable Future who have joined forces to align our business models with the most important ethical, social and environmental issues of our time. Swedbank is committed to implementing responsible business practices and integrating the SDGs into our strategy; a decision we consider to be a societal imperative as much as a commercial opportunity.

Swedbank has performed an analysis of the bank´s contribution to the SDG´s. The analysis showed that the bank contributes to all of the goals to varying degrees.

Based on the analysis, Swedbank has chosen to focus on Goals 4, 8, 12 and 16. In addition, the bank has two complementary focus areas that combine several goals that affect Swedbank’s strategy and goal-setting: Sustainable employees (e.g. Goals 3, 5 and 10) and a Fossil-free society (e.g. Goals 7, 9, 11 and 13).