Danske Bank enters Nordic partnership with Climate Bonds Initiative

The partnership supports Danske Bank’s commitment to sustainable finance, and results in a new Green Bond European Investor Survey.

 

For the next year, Danske Bank will elevate its existing partnership with Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), an international not-for-profit organisation that works to promote investment in projects and assets that can enable the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy.

 

Exclusive Nordic partnership on the back of global top ranking


The partnership – which is exclusive in the Nordics – has been set up on the back of Danske Bank’s recent top ranking in Bloomberg’s Green Bond League Table, where Danske Bank ranks as no. 1 in the Nordics, no. 4 in European currencies and no. 9 globally, when it comes to helping clients issue green bonds.


The partnership will facilitate a series of customer-faced events in the Nordic capitals, where Danske Bank can draw on CBI’s unique expertise, network and credibility to become even better at providing expertise and advice to issuers and investors.


“CBI is an inevitable and very important part of the green bond area, and we are very pleased to partner with them and collaborate on growing the market for green bonds further,” says Bo Søndergaard, Head of SRI Bond Marketing in Danske Bank.


“We fully support the goals of CBI, and their work to expand and standardize the global green bond market. Partnering with them puts us in the front seat, when it comes to developing and expanding green bonds, which will be a key financing solution for our clients in the years to come,” adds Edward Derry Hubbard, Global Head of DCM in Danske Bank.


New report uncovers investor thinking


The partnership also gives Danske Bank unique access to data, network opportunities and insights. CBI today launches their inaugural Green Bond European Investor Survey, which Danske Bank is sponsoring. By surveying 48 of the largest Europe-based fixed-income investment managers, the survey aims to identify actions and approaches that can potentially accelerate the issuance of green bonds, in Europe and globally. 


“The investor survey offers very good insight to investor thinking, which in turn can help drive the green bond market even further. As an example, investors have for long demanded transparency via allocation and impact reporting, where especially greenhouse gas emission is of high importance. This survey gives proof of those thoughts in a compiled format, strengthening our arguments in issuer advising discussions,“ says Bo Søndergaard.

 

Find the report here.

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