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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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."
"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.
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
On 13 March, NIB offered a webcast to present the annual results. The record of the webcast is available online.
13 Mar 2018
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