How sustainability risks factor into credit ratings
The integration of ESG factors into credit ratings is an exercise distinct from the ratings and evaluations carried out by ESG service providers, although the two are often compared and confused. We take a look at the differences between the two approaches.
After a turbulent first half-year, the third quarter shows a market adapting to the new-normal: persistent inflation and rising interest rates. The energy crisis has not only resulted in a risk of recession in the Euro area but also created ambiguity for corporates’ sustainability ambitions, pushing the financial sector to the forefront of issuing sustainable debt.
Nordea issues innovative bond to fund sustainability-linked loans
The new framework allows investors to invest in Nordea's sustainability-linked loan financing activity that tackles climate change. Investors describe the new bond structure as an "innovative and creative" way to help drive the green transition.
A key objective of Nordea liquidity and funding strategy is to secure continuous access to stable and competitive wholesale funding while taking into account external regulatory requirements, internal risk appetite and market conditions
Nordea Bank Abp has credit ratings from the three large rating agencies Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch.
The Nordea Group has both short-term and long-term ratings as well as instruments ratings on senior unsecured and capital instruments and in its mortgage credit institution subsidiaries ratings on covered bonds.
Standard & Poor's
Sustainability at the core
Nordea is on a significant change journey to integrate sustainability in all group functions and business areas. Promoting businesses and innovations with sustainable solutions of energy and infrastructure is a priority in our investment and lending policies and guidelines. The Nordea Green Bond and sustainable linked loan framework represent a further step in our effort to incorporate environmental considerations in our core operations