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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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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Danske Bank discloses financed carbon emissions from lending book

Danske Bank is disclosing detailed carbon emissions data from three corporate lending portfolios. The disclosure is part of the bank’s work towards aligning its corporate lending book with the Paris Agreement goals.
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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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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

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