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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.

More about our strategy

In focus

Human Rights Report 2022

In our Human Rights Report you can read about our efforts to manage salient human rights issues in our own operations and value chain.
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Danske Bank maps its total carbon footprint and publishes comprehensive climate action plan to enable Danske Bank and its customers to meet Paris Agreement goals 

As part of the work on preparing Danske Bank’s new climate action plan, the Group’s direct and indirect carbon emissions have been mapped. The figures highlight Danske Bank’s impact on the green transition and the opportunities to work with customers to achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions by 2030 and 2050.
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Danske Bank best bank at reducing carbon footprint of its loan book

A new survey from research unit Bloomberg Intelligence hails Danske Bank as the global leader when it comes to reducing the carbon footprint of its loan book.
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New “all-in-one solution” for investment clients who are focused on sustainability

Danske Bank is launching five new Danske Invest funds for investors who want both good diversification across equities and bonds and a strong focus on sustainability.
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Danske Bank undertakes comprehensive survey to strengthen inclusion

After #metoo, many companies are conducting employee surveys of harassment and discrimination, but few have undertaken as comprehensive a survey as Danske Bank has just done. The results will be used as a springboard to becoming an even better workplace.
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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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Selected publications & policies

  • 31. maj 2023Human Rights Report
  • 09. maj 2023Sustainability Report 2022
  • 08. maj 2023Sustainability Fact Book 2022
  • 02. feb 2023Danske Bank PRB self-assessment 2022
  • 20. jan 2023Climate Action Plan
  • 04. jan 2023Sustainable Finance Policy
  • 19. apr 2023Responsible Investment Policy
  • 16. mar 2023Danske Bank Position Statement Fossil Fuels
  • 25. mar 2021Danske Bank Position Statement Climate Change
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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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Please contact us if you have questions or comments about our work with Societal Impact and Sustainability.