Sustainability is about balancing the environmental, societal and governance factors of development to ensure that we meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
Nordea On Your Mind
What will it take to push the global energy transition forward?
Professor Tomas Kåberger of Chalmers University of Technology has unique insights into the energy system from academic, industrial and regulatory perspectives. In this interview he discusses the paramount driver for renewable energy: reduced cost.
Wind has the lowest levelised cost of energy, and it keeps getting better, according to Peter Zachrisson, CEO of SR Energy. The greatest obstacle remains the painfully slow and cumbersome Swedish permitting processes, but the energy crisis could be a catalyst for reforming it.
Nordea comments on NGO report about lending and investments in fossil energy
The NGO BankTrack has released a report on Nordic banks’ lending and investments in fossil fuel companies. Nordea is mentioned in connection with companies in the report but is also highlighted as one of the main banks behind the decreasing trend in oil and gas financing and investments.
How sustainability risks factor into credit ratings
The integration of ESG factors into credit ratings is an exercise distinct from the ratings and evaluations carried out by ESG service providers, although the two are often compared and confused. We take a look at the differences between the two approaches.
Thanks to Verde loan from Nordea, Jospak marks new chapter in limiting food plastic waste
Within the next eight years all plastic packaging in the EU must be recyclable – so we need solutions. With a Verde loan from Nordea, Jospak was able to finance new ecological premises to increase their production and accelerate the sustainable transition.
Nordea’s climate experts on what to expect from COP27
This year the UN climate summit, COP27 will be held amid rocketing energy and food prices and overall difficult geopolitical circumstances. We have interviewed Nordea’s climate experts Stefan Henningsson and Matti Kahra on what they expect will be the outcome.
EU Platform’s usability recommendations add clarity to EU Taxonomy in practice
The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance on 11 October released one of the last outstanding reports on the usability of the EU Taxonomy. It provides recommendations on interpretation of the existing Taxonomy and guidance for the remaining environmental objectives as well as alignment with other European sustainable finance regulation.
EU Taxonomy Minimum Safeguards: What are they and why do they matter?
The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance published its final report on the functioning of the Minimum Safeguards laid out in the EU Taxonomy Regulation. The Minimum Safeguards ensure that companies engaging in sustainable activities meet certain standards when it comes to human and labour rights, bribery, taxation and fair competition.
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.