Sustainability

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.

UN17 village in Copenhagen

Sustainable 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.

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Maja Kaczmarek, Senior Sourcing Manager Poland

Diversity & inclusion

Maja works at Nordea in Poland: "Would be good to have the possibility to register our partnerships"

For Nordea, it is very important to be a diverse and inclusive workplace. Of the 29,000 employees, almost 4,800 work in Nordea Poland, and Maja Kaczmarek is one of them.

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Potted plants on balcony against building in Milan, Italy

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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Diversity and inclusion

Diversity & inclusion

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.

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Two friends enjoying Pride parade

Diversity & inclusion

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. 

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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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Aerial view of the solar power plant on the top of the mountain at sunset

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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Sustainable finance

What are green bonds?

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.

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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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Supply chain shipping

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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