Nordea steps into the Green Bond market (June 2017)

On 26 June 2017, Nordea issued its first-ever Green Bond.

The issuance was very well received by investors, including new groups of sustainability investors, and on the back of solid demand, Nordea managed to issue the EUR 500m 5-year bond at a more attractive price compared to Nordea’s normal senior unsecured bond issuances.More

Nordic stock exchanges issue CSR reporting requirements for listed companies (March 2017)

​In March 2017, Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic Exchanges issued a framework to support their listed companies to meet ESG disclosure requirements. The guidance has a strong reference to GRI’s sustainability reporting framework, and it reflects the recommendations of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), in which GRI is also an active contributor.

23 Major Stock Exchanges will introduce sustainability reporting standards during 2017 (UN December 2016)

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is among 21 of the world’s stock exchanges that look set to introduce sustainability reporting standards before the end of 2016, according to experts.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which co-organises the Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) initiative, has received confirmation from 21 international stock exchanges that they will introduce new guidelines either this year or within the first quarter of next year.

Two Exchanges have already introduced reporting standards.More