Danske Bank DCM Research has today published the report ESG risks in Nordic Utilities that provides analytical insight into ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance criteria) investment prospects within the Utilities sector. 

The report is based on Sustainalytics data, and will continually be followed by other sector-specific reports.

“There is a huge focus on providing green profiles and high ESG compliance among both issuers and investors,” says Jakob Magnussen, Senior Analyst in Danske Bank Fixed Income Credit Research, who is responsible for the report.

“If we look at the investor side, they are facing increasing demand from their clients to manage their funds ethically correct. It is our role to help them identify suitable investment opportunities.”

Nordic sector expertise built on Sustainalytics insights

The report is based on data from Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings. In addition to this data, Danske Bank’s research responds to the Sustainalytics ratings by bringing into play our thorough Nordic sector expertise.

“In our ESG research, we look at the companies’ reporting in regard to e.g. their CO2 emission, their efforts within gender equality, their supplier behaviour and their overall governance. Because our research is focused specifically on the Nordics, we can provide a more varied picture of the different sectors,” says Jakob Magnussen.