Driving Sustainable Growth with Green Financing

Aila Aho, Executive Adviser Sustainability, Nordea Bank, Member of European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

When: Wednesday the 24th 15:00 -16:30

Where: Otaniemi Campus, Undergraduate Center, room Y115

Join us on the 24th of April, for a presentation/discussion with Aila Aho, Executive Adviser Sustainability, Nordea Bank on:

  • How Nordea, its partners and its clients enable through strategic investments the transition towards sustainable growth.
  • How the EU is leading the way towards reforming the global financial system in order to reorient capital flows towards sustainable investments as well as mainstreaming sustainability in risk management.
  • Learn how your money, your investments and savings are a powerful tool for driving lasting sustainable change.

Sustainable finance refers to any form of financial service that integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the business or investment decisions for the lasting benefit of both clients and society at large.

In March 2018, the EU Commission published the Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growththat sets out an EU strategy for sustainable finance and which is connected to other key initiatives the Commission is working on, specifically the multi-stakeholder platform on the SDG implementationand theEU Capital Markets Union project.

Banking relationships can denote numerous operations from savings and lending, to the advice received on responsible investments from your bank. In other words, sustainable finance means including sustainability as a natural part of these solutions and services.

Nordea is one of the first banks in Europe, and the first in the Nordics, to offer green loans to customers. Like green bonds, green loans are used to finance specific investments with environmental benefits and give our customers the opportunity to address climate change in their financing.

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