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Cases and feature stories

Cases and feature stories

Inaugural EUR-denominated environmental benchmark

29 Sep 2015

The NIB Environmental Bond programme continues to grow. In September, NIB was back in the EUR market with its first EUR-denominated environmental benchmark.

Standard & Poor’s upgrades NIB’s financial profile

7 Sep 2015

Standard and Poor’s has upgraded NIB's stand-alone credit profile from aa+ to aaa. "This means that NIB’s issuer credit rating doesn’t need any 'uplifting' from the callable capital”, explains Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury.

Sweden: Renewable wins the train race

2 Sep 2015

More people are choosing to travel with X2000 trains the operator company SJ AB is now set to upgrade. “The environment will benefit every time a customer chooses to travel by train”, says Crister Fritzson, head of Sweden’s largest train carrier.

Vantaa: Converting garbage into energy and heat

28 Aug 2015

A new waste-to-energy plant in Vantaa has helped reduce Helsinki region’s dependence on fossil fuels. Financed with a loan from NIB, the facility burns mixed waste from 1.5 million residents.

Commuters cheer as Ring Rail Line connects Helsinki city to airport

1 Jul 2015 Helsinki Central Railway Station

It is 3:59 am on 1 July when the first scheduled train sets out from Helsinki’s Central Railway Station on a round trip via Helsinki Airport.

NIB at Folkemødet: Green bonds contribute to climate friendly investments

12 Jun 2015

At a panel debate arranged by NIB at Denmark’s People Meeting on Bornholm, we asked the participants how the financial markets can contribute to green growth.

Discuss green bonds with NIB at Folkemødet

8 Jun 2015

On Friday 12 June, you are welcome to take part in NIB's panel debate on green bonds arranged in cooperation with the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers on the Danish island of Bornholm.

Avinor to uncork Flesland bottleneck

2 Jun 2015

To alleviate the pressure of the growing air traffic on Bargen airport, Norwegian Avinor is building a new terminal with enough capacity for ten million passengers a year, almost twice the current capacity.

Railway infrastructure: Bringing regions together

1 Jun 2015

International financing makes up a substantial part of investments in railway infrastructure. In the past five years, the bank’s long-term financing of railway projects reached EUR 1 billion.

Lithuania invests in a better quality of life

4 May 2015

In Lithuania, houses built before 1990 are generally not energy efficient; running them costs taxpayers tens of millions of euros every year. NIB helps the country to continue renovating ageing buildings.



NIB-financed Helsinki–Espoo metro line launched in Finland

On 18 November, the Helsinki city transport operator HKL launched a 14-kilomtre extension of Helsinki metro line into the city of Espoo.

18 Nov 2017

NIB funds advanced metering and power grid upgrades in Norway

A loan to the Norwegian regional utility Glitre Energi AS will finance the roll-out of an advanced smart metering system and regional and distribution power grid upgrades.

16 Nov 2017

NIB and Deutsche Leasing Sverige launch new facility for small businesses

A new facility, with a maturity of five years, will assist SMEs and small mid-caps in the acquisition of production equipment.

9 Nov 2017