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.

Frank Vang-Jensen CEO and President of Nordea

Sustainable banking

Nordea again in top 100 among the world’s most sustainable corporations

Nordea is again ranked as one of the top 100 most sustainable corporations in the world by Corporate Knights – and the only Nordic bank in the ranking.

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Financing

What are green loans?

Green loans are loans meant for sustainable, environmentally friendly purposes, such as reducing CO2 emissions, or purposes contributing to the green transition in society such as developing new environmentally friendly technology.

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Markets and investment

How to align your investments with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Have you thought about how your investments can have an impact on real-world challenges? Nordea’s latest ESG Investments publication provides a practical guide to sustainability-themed investing.

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Frank Vang-Jensen CEO Nordea

Sustainable banking

Frank Vang-Jensen joins United Nations sustainability council

Nordea’s President and CEO Frank Vang-Jensen has been invited to join the UNEP FI Leadership Council. UNEP FI is a partnership between the UN and the global financial sector to mobilise private sector finance for sustainable development.

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Business growth

Positive trends on the horizon as companies shift toward sustainable business

As society transitions towards a sustainable future, Nordic companies are proactively adapting their business strategies. According to the latest Nordea Business Insights report, Swedish companies are progressing the most in this area.

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Vung Ang in Vietnam

Sustainable banking

Nordea active in making major Asian companies withdraw from coal-fired power plant projects

Nordea has been the initiator and driving force behind a collaboration of 25 investors urging companies to withdraw from the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam. Several leading Asian companies have now announced an end to future coal projects.

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COP26 Helsinki Hub event

Sustainable banking

“We support our customers to make the transition happen”

How to make economic development and sustainability go hand in hand was a much debated question at this year’s COP26. Our top management rounded off Nordea’s participation in the conference as hosts for an event with focus on the financial sector as a driver of the green transition.

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Nordea climate experts Stefan Henningsson and Veronica Palmgren

Sustainable banking

Finance at COP26 – keeping the chance of 1.5°C alive

Nordea’s climate and ESG experts Stefan Henningsson and Veronica Palmgren are reporting from COP26 where Finance Day was bearing evidence of how the financial sector is expected to consider the climate in each and every decision made.

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Sustainable banking

Our sustainability roadmap acknowledged

Our effort to support the transition towards a low-carbon economy has been awarded the Terra Carta Seal.

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Nordea climate experts Stefan Henningsson and Veronica Palmgren

Sustainable banking

COP26 – what has been achieved so far?

Nordea’s climate and ESG experts Stefan Henningsson and Veronica Palmgren are reporting from COP26 where Finance Day was bearing evidence of how the financial sector is expected to consider the climate in each and every financing decision made.

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Anders Langworth Head of Group Sustainability

Sustainable banking

Nordea at COP26: “Banks have vital role in green transition”

This week, world leaders, governments, negotiators, businesses and NGO's are gathered at COP26 to reach agreements on how to constrain the accelerating climate change. Nordea’s top management and climate experts are also participating.

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Sustainable banking

Partnering for global impact: Nordea joins the Net-Zero Banking Alliance

To accelerate the transition of the global economy towards net-zero emissions by 2050, Nordea has become a member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance.

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