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.
User-friendly digital tools will be critical to the green transition of SMEs
According to experts and the SMEs themselves, knowledge, specific tools and greater focus on commercial potential are essential factors if SMEs are to attain the objective of green transition.
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.
Decision-makers from 200 nations will gather at the UN climate change conference in Dubai to discuss actions needed to bring the world in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Nordea’s sustainability expert Thina Saltvedt reflects on the agenda and on what to expect from this year’s COP.
“Action on climate and nature must go hand in hand”
Today the United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) publishes the first industry guidance on biodiversity where Nordea has been part of the working group. In this connection Nordea publishes its first thematic guideline on biodiversity.
Anja Hannerz joins the Banking Board of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative
The UNEP Finance Initiative brings together a large network of banks, insurers and investors that collectively works across the financial system for more sustainable economies and for giving their customers more sustainable choices.
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.
Green loans are loans meant for sustainable, environmentally friendly purposes, such as reducing CO2 emissions, or purposes contributing to the green transition in society such as developing new environmentally friendly technology.