• Nordea launches €20m social bond fund

    21 December 2022

    Nordea Asset Management (Nordea AM) has launched a €20 million ($21 million) social bond fund, amid growing interest in the social bond market from fund managers.

  • Nordea warns on gap between portfolio emissions reduction and 'real world impact'

    18 November 2022

    There is a widening disconnect between emissions reductions in investors' portfolios and the decarbonisation of the real economy, the head of sustainability at Nordea Life & Pensions has warned.

  • Nordea: An 'SLL bond' market could emerge 'very quickly'

    21 September 2022

    The Nordic bank believes its ground-breaking 'sustainability-linked loan bond' is poised to kick-start further issuance quickly, Jacob Michaelsen tells Ahren Lester

  • Nordea issues innovative 'sustainability-linked loan' bond

    13 September 2022

    Nordic lender Nordea Bank has raised $400 million from a bond to support its sustainability-linked loan (SLL) financing activity, a transaction which one investor in the multi-tranche deal described as an "innovative and creative" way for banks to scale such lending.

  • US states target ESG investment as US SIF hits back at 'political' attacks

    25 August 2022

    Politicians in two US states have launched anti-environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment policies, whilst the US SIF has published an 'ESG Truths' website amid growing "politically motivated and simplistic attacks" on ESG in the country.

  • Carbon budgets dataset wins investor support

    04 May 2022

    The publication of a massive dataset outlining carbon budgets for companies across 12 sectors has the potential to boost the credibility of investor climate-related target-setting, and support regulation on reporting, observers have said.

  • Gender-lens scorecard identifies leaders and laggards

    08 March 2022

    Gender-lens themed funds managed by Pax, UBS and Nordea were ranked among top performers in a scorecard which left BMO- and Daiwa-managed funds languishing at the bottom end of the ranking.