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Sustainability

As one of the largest financial institutions in the Nordic countries, Danske Bank has both the ability and the determination to be part of finding solutions to the challenges our planet and societies are facing. We are committed to creating sustainable progress, and we believe that including sustainability in all aspects of our business is fundamental to create lasting value for all our stakeholders.
 
On these pages, you can read more about how we ensure sustainability throughout our workplace and how we help our customers achieve their sustainability ambitions through financing and investing.

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News

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Projects financed by green loans save the planet one million tonnes of CO2

In 2021, projects funded by green loans from Danske Bank and Realkredit Danmark have saved the atmosphere from CO2 emissions equivalent to 4 million flights from Copenhagen to Paris.
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New network will promote equal opportunities for everyone at Danske Bank

An internal survey from 2021 shows that a large majority believe that Danske Bank is an inclusive workplace, but there is still plenty to be done to ensure equal opportunities for all. Four women at markets & Transaction Banking have set up a new network that will offer support, advice and inspiration.
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Press release: Danske Bank sets 2030 targets for CO2 reduction in loan portfolio

As the first Nordic bank to do so, Danske Bank is setting concrete CO2 reduction targets for selected sectors towards 2030 in relation to lending, with the aim of achieving a net-zero loan portfolio by 2050 or sooner.
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Our focus areas

Massive amounts of finance will be necessary for transitioning into more sustainable economies and societies. Therefore, we consider the areas of financing and investing at the core of our efforts to advance sustainability.

This means actively supporting our customers to achieve their sustainability ambitions and helping them navigate through these changing times by providing relevant products and advice.

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Entrepreneurs and small businesses are essential to innovation, productivity and economic growth in society.

We want to make it easier for Nordic start-ups and growth companies to accelerate expansion, achieve their ambitions and make positive societal impact. On this page, you can read more about our various initiatives to help sustainable start-ups to scale.

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Personal finances remain a concern of many, despite the many strengths of the Nordic societies. There is a broad consensus that the development of healthy pen habits early in life is an essential foundation for financial security. Nevertheless, many parents struggle to create good money habits for their children – especially in view of the increased digitalisation of money.

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We operate in a responsible and transparent manner.

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At Danske Bank, we to want to grow an inclusive, sustainable and engaging workplace, where we maintain a safe and healthy work environment and promote diversity and inclusion.

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Reducing carbon emissions from our operations is a central element in our efforts to minimise our environmental footprint.

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Sponsorships

We want to play an active role and make positive impact in society. One way to do that is, for instance, by sponsoring initiatives that foster financial confidence and nurture local communities.

By using our sponsor portal, you can apply for a sponsorship in one of our Nordic markets.

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Selected publications & policies

  • 03. feb 2022Sustainability Report 2021
  • 02. feb 2022Sustainability Fact Book 2021
  • 01. jan 0001Green Bond Impact Report 2021
  • 17. mar 2022Sustainable Finance Policy
  • 17. mar 2022Responsible Investment Policy
  • 23. nov 2021Diversity and Inclusion Policy
  • 25. mar 2021Danske Bank Position Statement Fossil Fuels
  • 25. mar 2021Danske Bank Position Statement Climate Change
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Contact us

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

Sustainable financing

We are fully committed to support the market for sustainable bonds, and green and sustainability-linked loans, by providing expertise and advice to issuers and investors.
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Sustainable lending

When we grant loans to our business customers, we enter into a long-term commitment. Because of this, we always carry out a thorough evaluation so that we fully understand the financial situation of each and every business customer.
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