NIB Nordic Investment Bank


Interviews and opinions



  • “Sweden is growing and so is the need for wastewater treatment”

    In 2016, 15% of NIB's loans agreed during the year was provided for wastewater treatment, mostly in Sweden. The pipeline of these projects is expanding, reflecting the demand for improvements in growing communities. (8 May 2017)
  • Thomas Wrangdahl and Fredrik Wirdenius NIB provides green funding to Vasakronan

    "The financing from NIB is very competitive, and since the Bank analyses the projects it funds, the loan has become a quality stamp for Vasakronan’s brand”, says Fredrik Wirdenius, CEO of Vasakronan. (5 May 2017)
  • Kauri tree NIB into Kauri: Issuing bonds and planting trees

    The Kauri market's turning ten. For NIB, the market's second largest issuer, the past decade was an opportunity to diversify its investor portfolio and - plant trees! NIB's bonds have added 600 young kauris in a forest near Auckland. (5 May 2017)
  • Kemijoki Oy Kemijoki hydropower revamped for climate action

    “Finland’s energy policy aims for the advancement of biomass, wind and solar energy, but hydropower will be just as consequential", says Mr Jani Ollila, CFO of Kemijoki Oy. (28 Apr 2017)

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  • Niklas Zennström: Entrepreneurship to save the Baltic Sea

    For Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, the Baltic Sea is a new start-up and as with any other start-up, it requires bold, innovative solutions and complete immersion from the stakeholders. (9 May 2017)
  • Dr Maria Huge-Brodin Nordics seek greener road freight

    Freight transport is of particular concern for the Nordic countries when it comes to the carbon reduction targets. The countries are to align rules to speed up “greening” the road freight. (27 Apr 2017)
  • Expert: Wastewater treatment gearing up for new investment wave

    Tougher environmental regulations and new technologies make Swedish municipalities keep investing in wastewater facilities. "A new investment wave will soon prompt a greater demand for innovation and financing", says Anders Finnson from Swedish Water and Wastewater Association. (8 May 2017)
  • Mobilising climate finance flows - Nordic approaches and opportunities Nordic countries lead in mobilising climate finance

    The Nordics keep leading positions in mobilising climate finance, says Peer Stiansen of the Nordic group for climate negotiations. The group's report shows where the Nordics can make a difference in green financing. (4 May 2017)

5 May 2017

Government through Ministry of Finance (China)

EUR 150 million

Financial institutions and SMEs

3 May 2017

Municipality of Gävle (Sweden)

EUR 13.2 million

Infrastructure, transportation and telecom

28 Apr 2017

Vasakronan AB (Sweden)

EUR 248 million

Industries and services

28 Apr 2017

Klaipedos Nafta AB (Lithuania)

EUR 20.4 million

Infrastructure, transportation and telecom

24 Apr 2017

Municipality of Varberg (Sweden)

EUR 10.4 million

Energy and environment

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