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 finance

Signs of slowdown in the Nordic sustainable bond market

Despite record volumes in 2023, early indicators hint at a slowdown in the growth of the Nordic sustainable bond market. For the first time since 2020, 2024 Q1 volume shows contraction both year-on-year and relative to the previous quarter.

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Sustainable finance

Sustainability-linked bonds in sovereign financing: A new frontier

While sovereigns were latecomers to the sustainable bond market, the share of sovereign issuance is growing. Will the sustainability-linked bond format be able to gain a foothold in the growing sovereign sustainable debt market? Nordea’s Sustainable Finance Advisory team takes a closer look.

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Sustainable finance

Financed emissions: A key lever in the net-zero transition

Financed emissions are the emissions produced by the companies Nordea invests in and lends money to. Find out how we as a bank are working to reduce financed emissions in our lending portfolio.

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Sustainable banking

What are financed emissions?

You may have come across the term “financed emissions” in the field of sustainability. What are they, and why do they matter? Here’s an explainer.

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Sustainable banking

Our sustainability target: “We’re showing strong progress”

In 2019 Nordea launched an ambitious sustainability strategy with clear mid-term objectives for 2030. Are we on track or what additional measures do we need take to make it happen? We asked Anja Hannerz, Head of Group Sustainability.

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Our people

ESG upskilling to support our customers

Nordea is committed to helping our customers transition to a sustainable future. Employees have a key role to play in this journey of implementing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in to our processes, and it's therefore essential to continue investing in building ESG expertise.

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Sustainability

Chief Economist's Corner: A greener agricultural country

Denmark will soon be one of the first countries in the world to introduce a CO2e tax on agricultural emissions. Perhaps others will follow suit given the massive climate challenges, writes Nordea Group Chief Economist Helge J. Pedersen.

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Active ownership

Making active ownership count

Nordea gets high recognition for how we practise active ownership in a recent independent report where we are compared to peers. Nordea is ranked number 8 among the 69 largest asset managers in the world.

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Corporate insights

Beijer Ref: Shaping the future of sustainable heating and cooling

Beijer Ref is on a mission to be preferred provider of sustainable and energy-efficient heating and cooling technology. Nordea has supported the company for over 20 years and recently helped facilitate the company's entry into the US market.

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Sustainable finance

Supporting Pandora’s sustainability journey

Sustainability is a strategic priority for the world’s largest jewellery brand, Pandora. The company aims to lead the way by becoming a low-carbon, circular, inclusive and fair business.

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Sustainable banking

Nordea continues good progress towards its emission reduction targets

Nordea continues to show strong progress in reducing emissions from its lending and investment portfolios. Notably, the absolute emissions from the lending portfolio are down by as much as 29% compared with 2019.

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Sustainable finance

Nordea named world’s best bank for sustainability-linked bonds

Global Finance has once again recognised Nordea’s sustainability leadership in its annual Sustainable Finance Awards for 2024 – this time at the global, regional and Nordic country levels.

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