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Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

Green financing the Nordic way

The Nordic region has a good story to tell about its sustainable development. In his column for NIB Newsletter, Sven Hegelund is presenting a report recently published by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Green Financing—the Nordic Way.

Oct 2016

Baltic Sea: Clearer waters in the east

The marine environment of the Gulf of Finland is improving, particularly in its eastern part. Read more about research done by an international team of scientists in an interview with Mika Raateoja of the Finnish Environmental Institute.

Sep 2016

Finance Minister of Estonia: We depend on the success of the whole region

“There will be demand for NIB’s financing in the future in the region and more widely”, says Sven Sester, Estonia's Minister of Finance, who chaired the NIB Governors meeting in 2016.

Jun 2016

Board Chairman: Implementing NIB’s revised strategy a priority

Kaspars Āboliņš (Latvia), appointed the Chairman of NIB's Board of Directors for the next two years, says that NIB's revised strategy will help fill market gaps in dealing with smaller businesses.

Jun 2016

NDPTL grant helps kick off port expansion in Gdansk

DCT Gdansk is carrying out one of Europe’s largest maritime infrastructure projects. The expansion started off with a grant from the Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics.

Jun 2016

Sweden: Waste too valuable to throw away

Waste is too expensive to throw it away. Today’s Sweden shows a great example of turning waste into energy. It is a recycling revolution we are witnessing, says Dr Raziyeh Khodayari to NIB Newsletter.

May 2016

Investors show interest as Stockholm County borrows green

"Interest from regional authorities in green bonds will grow, as investors are declaring an intention to increase green bond holdings”, says Frida Korneliusson of the Stockholm County Council.

Apr 2016

Oil price: How does it affect Norway and the rest of the region?

It is tempting to believe Norway is an oil-driven economy. The correlation between oil prices and the Norwegian economy, however, is not quite as clear-cut as many believe. Read a column by Norwegian economic analyst Kyrre M. Knudsen.

Feb 2016

Green light at third attempt: How NIB came to be forty years ago

Bengt Dennis, a member of the Bank's first Board of Directors in 1976, gives an account of events leading up to the establishment of NIB 40 years ago. "The third attempt to launch the bank was made in late 1974 and early 1975, and proved successful."

Dec 2015

Financial markets: From villains to heroes?

"One day, all undertakings of the financial markets should be green, long-term and sustainable—without special labels", writes Swedish climate economist Klas Eklund in his column for the NIB Newsletter.

Nov 2015



NIB in 2017: Stable profit on expanding loan stock

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

Webcast on sustainable financing: watch it again

On 13 March, NIB offered a webcast to present the annual results. The record of the webcast is available online.

13 Mar 2018

NIB and BillerudKorsnäs sign loan for new board machine in Gruvön, Sweden

A loan to Swedish pulp and paper manufacturer BillerudKorsnäs will finance a new board machine at the company’s production unit in Gruvön, Sweden.

9 Mar 2018