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Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

Skanska: making the most of smart and green

1 Sep 2017 Skanska Poland

“Most people are not aware of the strain the building sector is putting on the planet", says Adam Targowski, Sustainability Manager at Skanska Commercial Development Europe. “The good thing is that we know how to make a difference.”

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 finances new motorway connection in western Norway

A loan to Bergen–Os Bompengeselskap AS will finance the construction of a new section of the E39 motorway in Hordaland County.

15 Mar 2018

NIB finances construction of a new dairy in Bergen, Norway

NIB has provided a loan agreement of NOK 400 million to the Norwegian dairy company Tine.

14 Mar 2018

NIB in 2017: Stable profit on expanding loan stock

In 2017, NIB continued to expand its lending operations. Loans aimed at improving productivity supported investments in R&D, infrastructure and energy. On the environmental side, the focus was on wastewater treatment.

13 Mar 2018