Green bond issuance seen speeding up in Nordics as demand outstrips supply

Big Nordic investors are stepping up their investment in green bonds to meet growing demand from clients. But with current demand exceeding supply, a more diversified corporate issuer base would be welcomed by the investor community, DNB tells AMWatch.

Nina Ahlstrand, Head of Sustainable Finance at DNB Markets | Photo: Stig B. Fiksdal

Last year, green bond issuance in the Nordics climbed 64 percent from the year before, according to The Climate Bond Initiative. Swedish issuers accounted for 53 percent of that activity.

Nina Ahlstrand, Head of Sustainable Finance at Norwegian financial group DNB, believes Sweden will continue to show high growth in volume: “However, I also expect the issuance growth in the other Nordic countries to pick up in pace. At DNB, we have a large network of institutional clients and they are, in general, showing a growing interest in green bonds,” she says.

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