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Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

Experts recommend EU develop world’s most sustainable financial system

The European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Financing has presented its recommendations for an EU strategy of supporting a sustainable financial market in Europe.

Jan 2018

CICERO: Climate change pushes up financial risk

“Physical impacts originally anticipated over a much longer time are being observed across the globe today. This translates into financial risk and the leading financiers understand that”, says Kristina Alnes, Senior Advisor, at CICERO Center for International Climate Research Oslo.

Nov 2017

Nordic action on climate change: towards carbon-neutral economy

The Nordic Council of Ministers has issued a 2017 edition of “Nordic Action on Climate Change”, to portray actions the Nordic countries are taking to speed the transition to sustainable low-carbon societies.

Nov 2017

Financing energy efficiency: the forgotten fuel

Energy efficiency is an often overlooked way of saving costs. NIB is looking into untapped potential for reducing energy intensity in the Nordic–Baltic industries. Read more in a column by Patrik Marckert, Senior Manager Origination.

Oct 2017

Eastern Gulf of Finland shows signs of recovery as St Petersburg reduces nutrient loads

Russia has reduced nutrient emissions to the Gulf of Finland through improved wastewater treatment. The sea responds with signs of recovery. Read a column by Michelle McCrackin and Bo Gustafsson.

Oct 2017

Jorma Ollila: Nordics stand to gain hugely on closer energy cooperation

The Nordic countries need to step up cooperation and build peer dialogue in political decision-making, says Jorma Ollila, the former Nokia CEO and the author of a recently published report, in an interview with the NIB Newsletter.

Sep 2017

Renewables: More for less

The costs of renewable energy in the world are lower than ever, and 2016 saw a record amount of new capacity installed. These are the findings of recent reports on global renewable energy progress.

Sep 2017

HELCOM report: A dynamic snapshot of the Baltic marine environment

In her column, Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of HELCOM, presents a new State of the Baltic Sea report, a holistic assessment of the marine ecosystem.

Aug 2017

Finance Minister of Norway: “Finance the future, not the past”

“The year 2016 showed that NIB is an efficient funding tool for the Nordic–Baltic region”, says Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance of Norway, who chaired the annual meeting of NIB’s Board of Governors in 2017.

Jun 2017

Niklas Zennström: Entrepreneurship to save the Baltic Sea

For Niklas Zennström, a co-founder of Skype, the Baltic Sea is a new start-up and as with any other start-up, it requires bold, innovative solutions and complete immersion from the stakeholders.

May 2017

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NIB finances ESS laboratories and offices in Lund, Sweden

A loan to SKR Spallation AB will finance the construction of research facilities at the site of the European Spallation Source in Southern Sweden.

16 Feb 2018

NIB finances Boliden’s investment programme in northern Sweden

A loan to the Swedish mining and smelting company Boliden Mineral AB will finance investments at a copper mine and a smelter in northern Sweden.

14 Feb 2018

NIB finances new life science centre in Solna, Sweden

A loan to the Swedish real estate company Hemsö Fastighets AB will finance the construction of the “Patienten” life science centre for ophthalmology in Solna, Sweden.

5 Feb 2018