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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 joins the Net-Zero Banking Alliance

By joining this initiative, Danske Bank is committing to aligning its lending and investment portfolios towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner – and setting interim reduction targets along the way. 
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Danske Bank in global top ten for green bonds   

With three months still remaining of 2021, Danske Bank has beaten its own record and helped customers with no less than 100 sustainable bond issuances this year. Danske Bank now holds ninth place in the global rankings for green bonds.
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Green equities could experience tailwinds in the autumn

Sustainability may attract heightened attention in the coming months – both political and in the financial markets, estimates Danske Bank’s investment strategist.
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Realkredit Danmark lending funded by green bond issues reaches DKK 10 billion in Denmark

Realkredit Danmark green bond-funded lending to finance properties in Denmark has more than doubled over the past year and has now reached DKK 10 billion.
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Danske Bank raises ambitions for sustainable financing

Danske Bank raises its sustainable financing ambitions again and revises its target for 2023 to 300 billion DKK. The previous target (100 billion DKK) was reached in early 2021, which reflects major interest and demand for sustainable financing.
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Danske Bank makes investing sustainably easier for customers

Danske Bank is adjusting its investment products so both personal and institutional customers can more readily invest sustainably.
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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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Life at Danske Bank

Meet some of our cool colleagues and learn more about life at Danske Bank.
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