“Today we can say that 2015 was a breakthrough for Lithuania's energy independence, both when it comes to gas supply and now also electrical power”, says Romas Švedas, a Lithuanian industry expert.
There is a global urgency to finance climate friendly investments. Both the expected capital increase and the financing we have received from NIB serve this purpose, says Jaakko Kangasniemi, CEO of Finnfund.
Once a loan project has been identified, the Bank's Sustainability & Mandate Unit is the first to be involved in assessing the project's potential impact. Read an interview with Magnus Andersson, Senior Environmental Analyst at NIB.
The total amount of new funding transactions has reached EUR 4.5 billion by early December. The Bank is developing a more extensive funding programme for 2016.
NIB is expanding its core product range to finance SMEs and mid-cap companies in its member countries. This revised strategy will bring in changes in the ways the Bank supports smaller businesses.
Fighting climate change is on the agenda for the fixed income markets. The green bond market is rapidly accelerating. It is about time to define standards. Read more in a column by NIB's Head of Treasury, Lars Eibeholm.
A tunnel at the bottom of the Lysefjord in western Norway reveals a noisy construction site. The Lysebotn power plant will provide balancing services to the Nordic market and beyond in a few years.
The futuristic Kampusareena building at Tampere University of Technology is attracting many high-tech tenants to mingle among the students under the grass roof.
NIB is set to broaden the geographical focus of its lending outside its member countries. Projects eligible for financing will be assessed on the case-by-case basis from the point of view of the Bank’s mission fulfilment.
The Bank’s USD 1 billion global re-opened the USD market for supranational issuers following a three-week issuance moratorium due to the highly anticipated September meeting of the US Federal Reserve.
A loan facility with Volvofinans Bank AB will finance the acquisition of commercial vehicles for SMEs and small mid-caps in Sweden.
27 Nov 2017
A ten-year loans to Icelandic Landsnet is earmarked for expanding and strengthening the electricity network in Iceland.
23 Nov 2017
A new loan programme will finance projects aimed at curbing CO2 emissions as well as SME investments in south-eastern Norway.
22 Nov 2017
Husqvarna AB (Sweden) (29 Dec 2017)
Swedavia AB (Sweden) (21 Dec 2017)