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Sustainability

SEK strengthen the competitiveness of the Swedish export industry and contributes to a more sustainable world. We do this mainly by offering sustainable financing and by setting requirements when lending.

Swedish companies are at the forefront of combining innovation, technology and digitalization for sustainable solutions. This offers new export opportunities as the whole world transforms into a fossil-free society. SEK’s primary task is to strengthen the competitiveness of exporters and their subcontractors by offering financing for transition both in Sweden and abroad. Successful Swedish export industry with innovative solutions is a crucial contribution to the global climate transition.

Offering in sustainable finance

SEK has three offerings in sustainable finance: green, social and sustainability-linked loans. All three offerings contribute to increased sustainability and can provide the borrower with advantageous conditions if they meet set requirements.

SEK´s climate targets

To contribute to a clear climate transition and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, in line with the Paris Agreement, SEK has adopted long-term operating targets: SEK’s balance sheet shall reach net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2045¨, and the share of green loans in the companys lending portfolio shall increase to 50 percent by 2030.

Target for the share of green loans in the lending portfolio

 

Sustainable Finance

Sustainability is a central part of our operations and SEK, as a state-owned company, shall serve as a role model for sustainable business. This means that operations must be run in a long-term sustainable manner from an economic, social and environmental perspective that promotes sustainable development. SEK has a sustainable finance policy that states the company’s position on fossil fuels and the ambitions to contribute to the climate transition.

Sustainability Survey

Twice a year, SEK conducts the Sustainability Survey, a report that focuses on the sustainability efforts of exporters. This encompasses everything from their views on sustainability requirements to planned investments to reduce their climate impact.

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