Convenient Choices II – in the wake of climate change

Convenient Choices II – in the wake of climate change

Sasja Beslik, Head of Sustainable Finance at Nordea, travels to some of the world's most climate-exposed places. On a quest to find scalable solutions to the biggest challenge of our time and to understand the devestating implications of a changing climate, Sasja Beslik talks to experts and locals alike in this eye-opening film.

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At Nordea, we believe that hands-on experience is what creates true understanding and ultimately real change. In this mini-documentary, Sasja Beslik takes you with him on a journey to some of the planet’s most climate exposed places, shedding light on the severity of climate change and the solutions available.

For two decades, Sasja Beslik has relentlessly advocated for the industry’s responsibility to combat climate change, stressing the urgency of transitioning to a better way of doing business.

– We made this film with the objective to show you the real people affected by climate change. In this industry, it is easy to get caught up in numbers and reports. We must understand that it is people, like you and me, who fall victims when companies don’t adapt quick enough or act irresponsibly. Meeting men and women, whose children cannot play outside anymore due to pollution, or businesses that must close due to droughts and floods really breaks your heart, says Sasja Beslik.

Being the largest bank in the Nordic region, he believes that Nordea’s focus on sustainability can have a significant impact on the entire sector. As a financial player that takes pride in being a forerunner when it comes to becoming more climate- and ESG-oriented, we have an obligation towards our customers and investors to predict and price risks, find scalable solutions for the future and listen to experts and business-owners as well as locals.

– It is not only our duty as fellow humans, but as responsible bankers we really need to price the risk, find investment opportunities with sustainable companies and contribute to a better future for coming generations, says Sasja Beslik.

Watch Convenient Choices II, the sequel to Convenient Choices launched in 2015 and share it with friends and family. To find out more about Nordea’s consistent effort to become a greener, more responsible bank and contribute to a more sustainable financial sector, read our latest Sustainability Report 2018 or connect with Nordea on LinkedIn.

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