Societal Impact & Sustainability

Societal Impact & Sustainability is about the way we conduct our core business by addressing societal, environmental and economic considerations for all stakeholders. As the largest financial services provider in Denmark and one of the largest financial institutions in the Nordic region, we recognise that Danske Bank has a special responsibility and obligation.

Overview

Our approach
Strategic themes
Sustainable business
Sustainable workplace
Our approach

Read more about our Societal Impact & Sustainability strategy, related policies, position statements and the international initiatives and standards we support.

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Strategic themes
More than ten years ago, we joined the United Nations Global Compact. As part of our continuing commitment, we support the Sustainable Development Goals and have chosen to focus on three strategic themes. In addition, we have now set seven new quantitative targets towards 2023 that reflect our increased ambitions for societal impact and sustainability.

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Sustainable business

Integrating sustainability in the way we do business is fundamental to drive sustainable progress and positive impact in society. We integrate sustainability by focussing on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors which are used to determine the sustainability impact of the companies we invest in, lend to and procure from.

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Sustainable workplace

We want to foster a sustainable workplace and culture. To do so, we focus on the physical, structural and cultural working environment that we provide for our more than 21,000 employees. 

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New targets for societal impact and sustainability

 

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News

Read our news articles and announcements regarding Societal Impact and Sustainability

Sustainability Report

In our Sustainability Report 2019, we describe our approach, our activities and our performance in 2019.

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Sustainability Fact Book

The Sustainability Fact Book 2019 is a supplement to the Sustainability Report 2019. The Fact Book contains data about Sustainable Finance, the bank's environmental footprint, social indicators and governance.
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Contact us

Please contact us if you have questions or comments about our work with Societal Impact and Sustainability. Send an Email to

Societalimpact@danskebank.com

Financial Confidence & Security

We want to help people and businesses become financially confident and secure and support the Sustainable Development Goal number 4.
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Innovation & Entrepreneurship

We want to help entrepreneurs and startups grow their societal impact and support the Sustainable Development Goal number 8.
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Climate & Environment

We want to support the societal transition towards a 0 net carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goal number 13.
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