Nordea Awarded “Towards Sustainability” Label


Stockholm (NordSIP) – Nordea Asset Management announced its two European Fixed Income Stars Strategies were awarded the “Towards Sustainability” label by the Belgian Central Labelling Agency (CLA).

“We are excited about the growing appreciation of sustainable investments in the Belgian market and see the Towards Sustainability label as a further endorsement of Nordea’s longstanding work in this area,” said Thierry Muller, Head of NAM’s Western Europe distribution. “We are looking forward to continue working with our distribution partners to create value for the Belgian investors.”

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“ESG risks affect not only equities but also fixed income instruments. Full integration of ESG factors is a key part of our investment process designed to beat the benchmark and deliver long-term sustainable returns by offering a materially improved ESG profile compared to the general market,” Eric Pedersen, Head of Responsible Investments at NAM, explains.

With the two newly labelled strategies, Nordea’s family of Towards Sustainability labelled products now includes five ESG-enhanced equity solutions as well as three fixed income strategies. These comprise Nordea’s Emerging Stars Equity Strategy, Global Stars Equity Strategy, European Stars Equity Strategy, North American Equity Strategy and Global Climate and Environment Strategy, Emerging Stars Bond Strategy, European Corporate Stars Bond Strategy and European High Yield Stars Bond Strategy.

The goal of the “Towards Sustainability”  Initiative is to increase the quality of socially responsible and sustainable financial products. It aims to reassure potential investors that labelled financial products are managed in keeping with the highest sustainability standards and is supported by independent supervision by the CLA, whch protects the integrity of the quality standard and the label.

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