Milestones and results

Anders Langworth 2574X2574

"For us, Sustainable Banking means inspiring and enabling our customers to make sustainable choices, contributing to society’s goals through climate action, social impact and strong governance."

 Anders Langworth,
Head of Group Sustainability

ESG engagement initiative of the year
prize in the 2020 Sustainable Investment Awards.

Ranked as one of the top 100 most sustainable corporations in the world by Corporate Knights.

A seat in the global Banking Board
for United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initaitive

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Net inflow of 

EUR 4.6bn

to Sustainable Selection in 2019

Included in Bloomberg’s 

Gender-Equality Index for 

the 4th consecutive year

Enabling sustainable choices - 2019 highlights

  • The amount of green mortgages increased by 328%. 
  • AuM in Sustainable Selection increased by 87%.
  • In 2019 Nordea Global Climate and Environment Fund was awarded as one of the year’s best funds by the Swedish magazine Privata Affärer.
  • In 2019, Nordea Life and Pensions reallocated SEK 25bn to more sustainable investments, reducing carbon emissions from those investments by 46%. 
  • 3.9bn USD in apportioned deal value for green bonds.
  • 1,273,795 tonnes CO2e in annual emissions avoided through our green lending portfolio.
  • Less air travel by Nordea employees to internal meetings in 2019 helped reduce CO2e emissions from air travel by 11%.    
  • The transition from paper to digital in our client communication saved 4,028 trees and reduced CO2e emissions by 1,000 tonnes in 2019.

We have co-founded the principles of responsible banking

Nordea, as the only Nordic bank, is one of the 30 members in the Core Group of Founding banks of the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) developed together with United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). Nordea was the first bank in the world using the PRB reporting template. 

Sustainability is an integral part of what we do at Nordea – as a company, in our financing, in our investment and in our advice. Signing principles like this is a natural step on our journey towards becoming a leading bank within sustainability.

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