Acting responsibly with a long-term perspective
Sustainability has long been an integral part of our culture and method of working. For us, this means acting responsibly and with a long-term perspective in areas where the Bank can make a difference. We want to promote achievement of the UN Global Goals by integrating them in our business operations, including responsible investment and responsible lending.
We can offer our corporate customers green loans – the first of which are green loans for buildings. To secure a green loan, the building must adhere to certain environmental requirements. The building must also be located in Sweden.
We are very active as an advisor to new and existing issuers, companies and institutions that intend to issue green bonds. We offer assistance in establishing terms and conditions, and also when issuing green bonds.
Sustainability at Handelsbanken
Sustainability work at the Bank is about acting responsibly and with a long-term perspective in areas where we can make a difference through our own operations. This comprises economic, social, and environmental perspectives.
News about sustainability
Fabege signs a EU Taxonomy adapted loan
Fabege was the first Swedish real estate company to exclusively use green financing. Now the company, together with Handelsbanken, is taking the next step and signing a EU Taxonomy adapted loan.
Kungsleden is extending and expanding its credit facility with Handelsbanken, focusing on diversity and climate in financing of operations.
Green loans for sustainable transports
Östgötatrafiken has taken out a green loan with Handelsbanken in order to finance its commuter trains, Östgötapendeln.
Heba and Åke Sundvall take out a green loan
Heba and Åke Sundvall are jointly taking out a green loan of SEK 400m with Handelsbanken. The loan will finance new production of 200 apartments in the Panorama project collaboration in Bredäng
Green funding for circular material flows
Stena Metall establishes a loan facility with Handelsbanken and DNB in June 2020. The new green revolving credit facility that will be used for purchasing waste, with the aim of recycling material within the recycling companies’ operations.
Development of the Nordic Green Bond market
The Nordic Green bond market was surprisingly resilient last year despite the low issuance activity in the first and second quarter, growing by 6.0%.