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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the implementation of the EU Taxonomy, companies covered by the Non-Financial Reporting Directive are required to report on eligibility for the first two EU environmental objectives. Nordea’s Sustainable Finance Advisory team takes a look at how companies are approaching the task.