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Danske becomes Nordic ESG debt leader after USD 4 billion in deals

In one of the world’s busiest regions for green debt issuance, Danske Bank has taken a clear lead.

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After arranging USD 4.3 billion of sustainable bond sales for Nordic borrowers in 2020, more than any other bank, Danske now expects the primary market to expand by 25 percent over the coming 12 months, which would be the most ever.

"We will see increased social and sustainability bonds from Nordic countries," said Lars Mac Key, head of sustainable bonds at Danske Bank. "We will also see more Finnish and Norwegian corporates, including high-yield, coming to the market."

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