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Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

NIB to discuss environmental financing at Almedalen Week

13 Jun 2017 Almedalen Week

NIB welcomes you to attend a panel debate on the need for a green transition and ways to finance it the Almedalen Week Monday 3 July.

Kaliningrad inaugurates long-expected wastewater treatment plant

12 Jun 2017

The new wastewater treatment plant eliminates a major Baltic Sea pollution hotspot. Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, the plant is big enough to treat all of the city’s effluent.

NIB contributes to revision of Green Bond Principles

12 Jun 2017 Green Bond Principles

“The Green Bond Principles help to define the key role debt markets can play in funding environmentally friendly projects and support issuers in transitioning their business model towards greater sustainability", says Jens Hellerup, Head of Funding & Investor Relations at NIB.

Espoo new hospital: A look into the future of healthcare

1 Jun 2017 Espoo Hospital

Finland’s demographic change has made long-term investments in healthcare necessary. The new hospital in Espoo gives an example of what future healthcare centres in Finland could look like.

Össur: Research for improved life quality

22 May 2017 Össur kids

“We are developing solutions that allow people to live their lives without limitations. Mobility is key to independence”, says Dr. Þorvaldur Ingvarsson at Össur in an interview with NIB Newsletter.

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

8 May 2017

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.

NIB provides green funding to Vasakronan

5 May 2017 Thomas Wrangdahl and Fredrik Wirdenius

"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.

NIB into Kauri: Issuing bonds and planting trees

5 May 2017 Kauri tree

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.

Kemijoki hydropower revamped for climate action

28 Apr 2017 Kemijoki Oy

“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.

NIB shows strong start for funding year 2017

10 Mar 2017

In line with previous years, NIB’s strategy is to complete one to three global benchmarks, complemented by public and private issues to maintain a diversified portfolio of currencies and a global investor base.


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Category A project for disclosure

In accordance with its Sustainability Policy and Guidelines, NIB publishes information on a project for increased sodium chlorate production in Joutseno, Eastern Finland. The information is available for 30 days starting from 18 August 2017.

18 Aug 2017

NIB finances municipal infrastructure projects in Uppsala, Sweden

A loan to the City of Uppsala will finance improvements to municipal wastewater treatment, water supply and waste management infrastructure.

16 Aug 2017

NIB finances new trams and hydrogen buses for Riga

A loan to Latvia's Rigas Satiksme is earmarked for a project introducing a new type of bus and expanding the low-floor tram network in Riga.

19 Jul 2017