ESG

ESG stands for environmental, social and governance, and refers to the three key factors widely used to evaluate how companies, countries and other actors contribute to sustainable development

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Sustainable banking

Nordea active in making major Asian companies withdraw from coal-fired power plant projects

Nordea has been the initiator and driving force behind a collaboration of 25 investors urging companies to withdraw from the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam. Several leading Asian companies have now announced an end to future coal projects.

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Sustainability

What is ESG?

ESG is used as a model for investing and screening. ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. This is also called sustainability in many cases.

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Sustainable banking

New hub in Singapore will cover the growing interest for sustainability from Asian investors

Nordea Asset Management is opening an ESG hub in Singapore in response to the growing interest for sustainable investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Podcast

Creating a global platform for corporate sustainability

In this podcast, Frida Emilsson, co-founder of WorldFavor, discusses the company’s evolution from an initial idea amongst friends into a leading global platform for sustainability reporting.

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ESG

“Sustainability is becoming more and more important for US companies”

US companies interest in sustainability have grown significantly during the recent years. The Nordea North American Stars fund invests in US companies that work with sustainability issues, and the portfolio manager Joakim Ahlberg has seen how the interest is increasing.

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ESG

Surge in ESG investing in the wake of the pandemic

When stock markets nosedived at the start of the pandemic, who could have known that a year later they would be at an all-time high with ESG investing as one of the winners?

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ESG

ESG analyst: Green buildings is the way of the future

Green buildings have generated a lot of buzz, but do they live up to the hype? Nordea ESG analyst Martin Zistler says yes and explains why building green is the way of the future.

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Nordea On Your Mind

Ask your shareholders which ESG yardstick to use

Remy Briand, Managing Director and Head of ESG at MSCI, explains the surging interest in ESG ratings, what sets MSCI's approach apart and what companies can gain from having a rating.

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Nordea On Your Mind

ESG ratings – welcome to the jungle

How do you determine if a company is good at sustainability? ESG ratings vary greatly among providers, who are all measuring different things with different approaches.

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Nordea On Your Mind

ESG: Reaping the rewards

ESG has rapidly gone from being seen as a niche investment philosophy to a business necessity. In the latest Nordea On Your Mind report, Nordea Thematics delves into the role of ESG ratings.

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ESG

How climate change will affect the return on your investments

The latest edition of Nordea’s “ESG Investing” series focuses on the implications of climate change for investors.

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Sustainable banking

Dialogue with companies leads to increased climate efforts

With almost a thousand engagements with companies and countries in 2020, Nordea Asset Management is driving change through active ownership.

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