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Get the latest insights on the economy, industries and emerging trends that can help your business tackle the challenges it faces in today’s market. We share the learnings and perspectives of leading experts and innovators in the Nordics, both from Nordea and beyond.

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Sustainable finance

Highlights from the AGM of the “Principles”

The eighth annual general meeting of the ICMA “Principles” – the Green Bond Principles (GBP), Social Bond Principles (SBP), Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG) and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP) – saw the publication of additional guidance to support market transparency and development, with key announcements relating to green securitisation, sustainability-linked bonds, and climate transition finance.

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Corporate insights

Why Thule Group went all-in on automation

In recent years, Thule Group has used automation to revamp its approach to cash management and FX handling. Automation itself wasn't the end goal but rather the means to becoming a more strategic treasury. The move has paid off, freeing up time for more complex and value-adding tasks.

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Ebba Ramel and Stella Mylläri of Nordea Sustainable Finance Advisory pick up Global Finance's Sustainable Finance Awards and Best Investment Bank Awards on behalf of Nordea, June 22 2022

Sustainable finance

Nordea leads the way in sustainable finance in the Nordics

Nordea’s clean sweep of Global Finance’s Sustainable Finance Awards in the Nordics highlights our leadership and commitment to financing initiatives that mitigate the impact of climate change and build a more sustainable future.

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Open banking

The current status of Open Banking – and a glimpse into the future

In this special guest blog for Nordea, Mounaim Cortet shares the key findings from INNOPAY’s most recent Open Banking Monitor, with a special focus on Nordea as well as the future of Open Finance.

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Transaction banking

Real-time e-receipts are the future of purchasing

Residential housing development company JM was struggling with the volume of paper receipts its staff processed every month. By shifting to e-receipts, provided by Kwick Expense and its partner bank Nordea, JM was able to simplify its invoice processing and minimise the risk of lost receipts. This has saved JM’s employees time and unnecessary frustration, and costs have been reduced due to more accurate VAT deductions.

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Sustainable finance

A new green financing tool for real estate

Nordea’s green securities finance loans are an attractive source of short-term capital for real estate companies looking to use an investment portfolio to fund green projects.

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Economy

Danish central bank governor: ‘We haven’t seen normal yet’

Signe Krogstrup, Governor of the Danish National Bank, discussed monetary policy in turbulent times with Nordea's institutional clients.

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Podcast

Podcast: BAFT – 100 years of bringing the financial community closer

The Banker’s Association for Finance and Trade, better known as BAFT, is a global association for organisations engaged in transaction banking around the world. With a 100 year track record of bringing change through dialogue and collaboration, BAFT is a key meeting place for the financial community and its suppliers, helping to shape market practices, provide education and deliver global advocacy.

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Corporate insights

Formula for success: Nordea helps baby product maker Twistshake go global

By taking an innovative approach to the design and marketing of baby products, Twistshake has become a Nordic success story, exporting to markets all over the world. As Twistshake’s trade and working capital needs became more complex, Nordea’s Trade Solutions team were on hand to provide advice and solutions to optimise liquidity management and ensure continued success.

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Sustainable finance

European Green Bonds: Proposed regulatory tightening aims to curb greenwashing

With the rapid growth of the sustainable bond market and little formal harmonisation, the EU now calls for tighter regulation to combat greenwashing and ensure that proceeds of sustainable bonds translate into real positive impact.

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Sustainable finance

Nordea's Jacob Michaelsen: It’s time to work with the “S” in ESG

Nordea's Head of Sustainable Finance Advisory, Jacob Michaelsen, spoke to Environmental Finance at its recent ESG in Fixed Income EMEA Conference about the rise of social debt, the impact of the EU Social Taxonomy and why specificity is important to avoid any concerns about social washing.

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Sustainable finance

Nordea expert on the EU Taxonomy: It’s a work in progress

As companies begin to report on their eligibility under the EU's ambitious green labelling system, the Taxonomy, many are surprised to find out that their activities are not included. Nordea's EU Taxonomy expert Matilda Persson assures that it's still early days, and the framework will continue to evolve.

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