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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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
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
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
Trelleborg AB (Sweden) (15 Feb 2018)
SKR Spallation AB (Sweden) (15 Feb 2018)
Development Bank of Southern Africa (South Africa) (1 Feb 2018)