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.
Electricity grids: The backbone and bottleneck for the green transition
The green transition will not happen without a radical overhaul of the electricity grid. This urgent need opens up significant opportunities for companies and investors exposed to the theme, particularly in the Nordics. That’s according to a new in-depth report from Nordea’s ESG Research team.
On the ground in China: Chief economist finds gloomier outlook
Chief Economist Tuuli Koivu recently returned from a week in China – her first trip there since before the COVID-19 pandemic. Local sentiment on the Chinese economy was quite different this time around. She shares her key takeaways and updated outlook.
Helge J. Pedersen: The curious economist always chasing new knowledge
As a young student, Helge J. Pedersen got completely hooked on economics. The Nordea expert never looked back, and today he is one of Denmark’s most well-known economists. But his passion for football and the world of sports never fades.
Sustainable finance markets: Record highs so far in 2023
With the latest quarterly data now in, the Nordic bond market looks set to continue its unbroken trend of sustainable volume growth for another year. Supported by record H1 sustainable volume, the slightly reduced Q3 figures were enough to take Nordic sustainable bond supply to a new year-to-Q3 high.
Nordea sustainability expert: ‘We have to make sure everyone is with us’
Meet Catrine Birkevold Liem, Nordea Sustainable Finance Advisory’s new country lead for Norway. She reflects on banks’ role in enabling a real sustainable transition, as well as challenges, trends and game changers in the field.
EU lawmakers have approved the final version of the European Green Bond Standard, the first-of-its-kind voluntary standard linked to the EU Taxonomy. We look at some of the challenges with the new regulation and how to overcome them.
“Brave new world” is the title of Nordea’s 2023 Treasury Survey, reflecting a new paradigm of inflation, higher interest rates and geopolitical risks. How are treasurers responding to the changed risk landscape?
'Blue bonds': New ICMA guidance aims to bolster credibility and activity
Blue bonds offer a financial mechanism to address pressing challenges relating to marine conservation and sustainable resource management. Practitioner’s guidance recently published by ICMA aims to support issuers, investors and underwriters interested in “blue” formats in order to catalyse investment in the sustainable marine economy.
A maturing Nordic sustainable bond market: lessons learned and expectations for the future
Sustainable bonds further solidified their position as a legitimate part of the global bond market during 2023. While we are seeing greater alignment in sustainable bond practices across regions, there is much to be learned from the Nordic market in particular.
Kjetil Houg, CEO of Norway's largest domestic institutional investor Folketrygdfondet, offers us a shareholder perspective on financial targets in an interview with Nordea On Your Mind author, Johan Trocmé.
Empowering our workforce: Nordea launches bespoke ESG training curriculum
Nordea’s Large Corporates & Institutions unit continues to invest in building the ESG expertise and skills of staff to help accelerate the transition. A new modular sustainability training programme allows employees to tailor the curriculum to their specific needs and roles.