Sustainable finance

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. On this page, you can read more about the sustainable activities we finance and invest in and get the latest news and insights on sustainable finance.

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Danske Bank raises the bar on sustainable investment targets

New targets for ESG and sustainable investments funds and a commitment to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner will strengthen Danske Bank’s ability to create customer value and support the transition to a more sustainable society.
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Danske Bank will phase-out coal companies

Danske Bank will phase-out companies with coal-fired power production from its investment funds and lending portfolios. The phase-out follows international recommendations and is part of a strengthened approach towards fossil fuel industries.
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Danske Bank Group’s green loans enabled 998,940 tonnes less CO2 emissions in 2020

Danske Bank and Realkredit Danmark have provided in total more than DKK 22 billion in green loans to corporate customers resulting in 998,940 tonnes of avoided CO2.
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New regulation increases transparency in sustainable and ESG investments

New EU regulation will make it easier for customers and Danske Bank to contribute to a responsible and sustainable development. The expectation is that the new rules will support the EU’s ambition to channel more capital towards sustainable development.
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Investments: Corona crisis intensifies focus on green transition

A series of political initiatives has helped add additional momentum to the green transition during the corona pandemic. Danske Bank’s new active ownership report for 2020 also shows that the climate agenda was the topic most often discussed with the companies we invest in on behalf of our customers. 
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Danske Bank takes the green jersey for sustainable debt issuance

Last year, Danske Bank arranged green bonds issuance worth DKK 42billion, which is more than any other Nordic bank. This makes Danske Bank a market leader in a region that is already the world leader in this area.
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How we work with sustainable finance

Responsible investments
Sustainable financing
Sustainable lending
Position statements
Responsible investments

Responsible investments

At Danske Bank, responsible investments play a key role when we invest on behalf of our customers. We analyse environmental social and governance (ESG) factors to select the best possible investments, and we focus on influencing companies to progress in a sustainable direction and to contribute to the positive development of our societies.

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Sustainable financing

Sustainable financing

We want to support inclusive economic growth and the transition to a low-carbon economy. 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

Sustainable lending

When we grant a loan to a customer, we enter into a long-term commitment. We carefully evaluate the customer’s financial situation to make sure that we understand it, and we offer loans that are suited to that customer’s needs and financial capacity. Besides considering the purpose for which the funds will be used, we also seek to integrate ESG considerations into credit granting on par with the assessment of financial key figures.

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Position statements
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Do you want to read more? Here you can find relevant reports about sustainable finance 

  • 01. jan 0001Green Bond Impact Report 2020
  • 04. feb 2021Sustainable Finance Policy
  • 28. aug 2020Active Ownership Report H1 2020
  • 23. jun 2020Our Sustainable Investment Journey 2020 English version
  • 01. jan 0001Danske Bank Green Bond Framework 2019
  • 01. jan 0001Green Bond Impact Report 2019

Sustainability

We want to play an active role in society by driving sustainable progress and using our expertise to make a positive difference.
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Our approach

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