Invest in a sustainable future

Responsibility towards long-term economic value

Companies need to raise the bar and come up with new solutions to secure the future of our planet. And we feel committed to support their efforts and influence them in a positive way.

But how do we do this?

We have developed our policies, procedures and investment products to ensure that the companies we invest in all live up to various criteria of sound environmental, social and governance performance.

We believe that by engaging and investing in ambitious companies, we can make a considerable difference; by selecting quality companies with highly sustainable profiles and a high potential of generating economic value with a low risk.

By combining financial performance with responsibility, we strive to offer our clients sustainable solutions. To ensure sustainable practices, we make thorough research and performance monitoring. We also visit companies to help and motivate them to tackle environmental, social and governance issues.


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Sustainable future

The number of contaminated waterways in India has more than doubled in the past five years with half of the country's rivers now being polluted.

Engaging the drug industry on water pollution in India

Nordea wants to be a game-changer in the case of global water issues. Here's how we do it.



How Sweden can meet climate goals with a few changes

By adjusting eating and travel habits, the Swedes can make a big difference for the environment.


The European Financial Services Round Table (EFR) is very supportive of the European Union (EU) in order to meet the Paris Agreement goals – but calls for more action.

Stamp of approval: EFR honours the sustainable path

Europe's financial leaders welcome the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance.


Solar power in Australia

Australia could become a renewable energy superpower

Despite having one of the world's best renewable energy resources, Australia is on the back foot in the global energy stakes. But why?


Plantation on the edge

Plantation on the edge: We conduct active ownership

In 2016, we visited paper and pulp manufacturer Stora Enso in Brazil to see how conflicts with the locals are handled.


Climate change in Singapore

How Singapore is planning to address climate change

As a low-lying city-state, S’pore is particularly exposed to the challenges following global warming. The plan is laid out.


Wind turbines in Norway

Wind power project in Norway: Can green be too costly?

An onshore wind farm project in Norway has divided stakeholders into two. "Unnecessary and too expensive", some point out.


The costs of community opposition

How community opposition can hurt the bottom line

Many companies do not fully recognize the risks of community opposition resulting in both reputational and operational risks.


We took action in India

Polluting to Heal: We conducted active ownership in India

After the disturbing discovery of heavy water pollution from Indian bulk providers, we took action. Get the insights here.


Responsible tax practices

Corporate taxation: It's a matter of public interest

We commissioned a thematic report on responsible corporate tax practices. Get all the in-depth insights here.


Our investment policy

These are our procedures to ensure responsible investing

What's our aim? By combining financial performance with responsibility we strive to offer clients responsible solutions.


Exclusion – the last resort

The last resort: We only exclude if it’s absolutely necessary

Exclusion of a company from our fund portfolio is always the worst case option. However, sometimes it's called for.


Shareholder resolutions

We are 'Aiming for A' climate change resolution

The “Aiming for A” coalition is working for better climate-related disclosure from investee companies.


The true potential in solar energy

Heat is on: The true potential in solar energy

Nordea’s Sasja Beslik has visited tech company Meyer Burger who’s providing the world with innovative solar systems.


Rethinking aviation standards

Up, up and away: Rethinking aviation standards

Hexcel is decreasing the weight of airplanes with carbon fiber. Nordea's Sasja Beslik has visited the American company.


Social issues in Cambodia

In Cambodia, they are paying the price of outsourcing

How does it look to be a textile worker in Cambodia? We’ll give you the answer.


Drug pollution in India

Polluting to Heal: The dark side of India's pharma success

It’s glory days for India's drug sector. But the success comes with a heavy price. We uncover the issues in this eye-opening documentary.


Recycling in Mumbai

No trash talk: Mumbai is turning garbage into business

We went to India to see how the recycling industry creates revenue while helping the environment.


Exploitation of locals in China

New markets, new challenges: Social issues in China

We went to China to investigate accusations toward paper manufactorer Stora Enso.


Union disputes in Mexico

Trade union disputes in Mexico - is there something to it?

We went to Northern Mexico to investigate heavy allegations of union corruption.


Africa Oil in Kenya and Ethiopia

Africa Oil in Kenya and Ethiopia


Local communication in Congo

Local communication in Congo


RI Annual Report 2015

RI Annual Report 2015