“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 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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
"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.
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.
“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.
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 has provided a loan agreement of NOK 400 million to the Norwegian dairy company Tine.
14 Mar 2018
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