Over the past few years, interest in nuclear energy has made a comeback, with its inclusion in the EU Taxonomy and a COP28 pledge to triple nuclear capacity. In a new report, Nordea’s ESG Research team examines this renewed interest.
Sustainable finance outlook for 2024: It’s all about transition
"Transition finance" has gone from being a bullet point in a list of key themes to being the overarching theme in sustainable finance, says Nordea Sustainable Finance Advisory's Jacob Michaelsen. He explains why and shares the main topics on the agenda in 2024.
After several difficult years, the Nordic cleantech sector looks set for a comeback. Some of the past headwinds are receding and may even turn into tailwinds, according to a new report from Nordea’s ESG Research team.
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.
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 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.
EU lawmakers have approved the final version of the European Green Bond Standard, the first-of-its-kind voluntary standard linked to the EU Taxonomy. We look at some of the challenges with the new regulation and how to overcome them.
'Blue bonds': New ICMA guidance aims to bolster credibility and activity
Blue bonds offer a financial mechanism to address pressing challenges relating to marine conservation and sustainable resource management. Practitioner’s guidance recently published by ICMA aims to support issuers, investors and underwriters interested in “blue” formats in order to catalyse investment in the sustainable marine economy.
A maturing Nordic sustainable bond market: lessons learned and expectations for the future
Sustainable bonds further solidified their position as a legitimate part of the global bond market during 2023. While we are seeing greater alignment in sustainable bond practices across regions, there is much to be learned from the Nordic market in particular.