• EU banks devising guide to overcome struggles with ESG regulation

    03 July 2023

    Eurozone banks wrestling with their reporting requirements under EU regulation are together writing guidance on disclosing their climate-related physical risks.

  • Enel, DZ Bank join Principles ExCom as Fannie Mae exits

    23 June 2023

    Enel, DZ Bank and BNP Paribas Asset Management were among those elected to the executive committee (ExCom) which develop the influential sustainable bond principles, but Fannie Mae's exit marks a quick end to US issuer representation on the executive.

  • Ground-breaking PRI sovereign investor engagement initiative expands

    24 May 2023

    More investors have been asked to join a ground-breaking collaborative fixed income investor engagement initiative for sovereign issuers coordinated by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

  • 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.