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.
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.
Sustainable financing for Copenhagen’s landmark construction project UN17 Village
Copenhagen’s UN17 Village is all of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals in one construction project. To make the project as sustainable as possible, Nordea is financing it with green bonds and green construction loans.
Vibrant, inclusive and lots of fun: Nordea proudly partners with Pride
Already now many volunteers from Nordea are preparing activities and parades. Colleagues from all over Nordea will march under the Nordea flag, not only to celebrate diversity but also to send an important signal that Nordea is an inclusive workplace.
Diversity and inclusion is a natural part of our daily work
Being diverse and inclusive is at the top of our agenda. Every day we strive to find new ways to improve diversity and inclusion within Nordea, in our relations with our customers and in wider society.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Green bonds are bonds where the money from the bonds are earmarked for green purposes such as financing renewable energy projects, electric vehicles or energy efficient building loans to consumers or businesses.
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.