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

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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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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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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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 banking

How to invest in a fossil-free future

The interest for climate-aware investments has increased hugely during the past years and has led to a broader investment offering. But it can still be fairly difficult for an investor to understand how an investment alternative marketed as fossil-free could help combat climate change.

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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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Lene Skole, CEO of the Lundbeck Foundation, Ole Buhl, Head of ESG at ATP, and Henriette Wennicke, Head of Investor Relations & Treasury at GN, Christina Gadeberg, Nordea

ESG

The power of investors to impact diversity and inclusion

What can companies and investors do to support diversity and inclusion (D&I) in their own business and influence others in the corporate world? We sat down with some of Denmark’s top leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by the S in ESG.

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Active ownership

Neste – on a transformation journey

An oil company included in funds aiming to support more sustainable future might sound controversial. A Nordea fund manager and a ESG-analyst discuss the case of Neste and the company's net zero ambition.

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Insights

Supply chain emissions engagement, Part 2: The how

We outline some methods of engaging with supply chain emissions in order to manage risk and generate opportunities.

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Sustainable finance

Sustainable finance propels shipping’s green transition

Shipping accounts for between 2-3% of total global emissions. With demand for global seaborn trade set to grow, pressure to tackle the decarbonisation challenge is mounting from multiple sources, including companies themselves, industry bodies and the financial industry.

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Sustainable banking

Understanding social impact investing

Social impact investing is when you as an investor choose your investments with the intention of generating measurable, beneficial social effects in addition to financial gains.

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