As part of our active ownership strategy we have chosen to work more in-depth with three focus areas including sustainable cotton (including child labor), fisheries and aquaculture and indigenous rights.

Sustainable Cotton

kidsWe are focusing on sustainable cotton which has a focus on environmental challenges and child labor. In Uzbekistan government officials mobilize children to work in the cotton fields and the schools are closed down during harvest seasons every year. We have initiated a dialogue with six Swedish retail companies on how they approach the sustainability challenges in the cotton industry.

DNB welcomes the Children's Rights & Business Principles initiated by the UN Global Compact, Save the Children and UNICEF - The principles were launched in November 2011. The goal is to give companies guidance on how they can take children’s rights into consideration in their strategy and business operations.

Fisheries and Aquaculture

We are a member of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). CDP is a non-profit organization which on behalf of institutional investors encourages companies to measure and report on their carbon emissions on a yearly basis.
You can find more information on CDP`s home page.

Forced relocation and rights of indigenous people

We are participating in a UN PRI (Principles for Responsible Investments) initiative where we have an on-going dialogue with a specific mining company. The primary goal of this engagement has been to improve the assessment and management of environmental and social impacts of the company’s operations. The dialogue has led to several positive developments. The discussion also includes board composition.

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