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.
Open Finance: the next step on the journey towards Open Economy
Open Finance was first mentioned in the Digital Finance Strategy published by the European Commission in 2020. Since then, it has been a “buzz word” in the financial industry, creating both curiosity and concern. But what do we know about Open Finance at the moment?
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.
How are companies performing on ESG after the pandemic?
The Nordea ESG Research expert team has released the yearly update of its ESG ratings. The update covers insights into disclosure trends and the material ESG risk and opportunity exposures of around 330 Nordic companies. With information based on FY2021 disclosures, the updated report offers new insight into the first full “back to business” year.
ECB announces decarbonisation plan for corporate bond holdings
The European Central Bank has announced that as of 1 October it will start tilting its reinvestments for corporate bonds falling due on its balance sheet towards issuers with higher climate-scoring profiles in order to mitigate the climate-related financial risks within the Eurosystem.
Coping with explosive parcel volume growth during the pandemic was a challenge for postal services provider PostNord. Having scale was helpful. PostNord CEO Annemarie Gardshol shares the experience and gives us the fulﬁlment logistics perspective on e-commerce.
The COVID pandemic helped online retail come of age in the Nordic region. Daniel Ovin from Nordea Equity Research discusses what to expect next in this interview from Nordea On Your Mind: E-commerce - The new normal.
Although industrial production has been running at full capacity this year, manufacturing output and goods exports volumes are still below the levels seen in 2008. This is due to the fact that production capacity has fallen and the share of value added to the economy by manufacturing has decreased permanently.
Economic growth was strong in the first half of the year but is showing signs of weakness towards the end of the year. High energy prices are sapping consumers’ purchasing power at the same time as the slowdown in global economic growth is hampering exports. Meanwhile, falling housing sales will slow down construction.
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.