While global society, companies and the financial markets were very negatively affected by the corona pandemic, the crisis also intensified focus on the green transition. Danske Bank’s new active ownership report for 2020 shows that the climate agenda was the topic most often discussed with the companies we invest in on behalf of our customers.

Although the green transition has been an important topic of discussion for several years, a series of political initiatives has added momentum to the shift, says Jacob Schmidt Johansen, senior portfolio manager with the team that invests in Danish companies.