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Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

HELCOM: Sewage sludge recycling crucial for Baltic Sea region

Sewage sludge has remarkable potential in many economic areas, but in most cases is still disposed of in landfills. HELCOM is developing a new Recommendation to promote maximum utilisation of sewage sludge.

Nov 2015

Rovaniemi: An Arctic insider view

“The world is benchmarking us. The Arctic ice is melting and new transport corridors are likely to emerge”, says Esko Lotvonen, Mayor of Rovaniemi, a growth centre for Arctic Finland.

Nov 2015

Mixed economic outlook for the Baltic and Nordic countries

Despite a difficult environment, the Baltic economies have made progress in the past years, whereas the Nordic countries present a diverse picture. Read more on the economic situation in NIB's member countries a column by Gunnar Tersman of Handelsbanken (Sweden).

Sep 2015

CICERO: A second opinion on green bonds

The growing market for green bonds creates demand for independent reviews of the actual “greenness” of the projects they finance. "It is about building confidence and what investors want”, says CICERO's Senior Researcher Asbjørn Torvanger.

Sep 2015

Green bonds: demand for ethical investment on the rise

We believe focusing on sustainability issues creates value. Investing in green bonds is a way to express this within the fixed-income universe, says Ole-Petter Langeland of Swedish Second Pension Fund.

Jun 2015

Chairman of the Board of Governors: NIB's fundamentals are solid

The Nordic and Baltic countries welcome the outcome of NIB's strategy review which shows that the fundamentals of the Bank are solid, says Antti Rinne, Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors (until 29 May 2015).

May 2015

A Northern Policy is needed

In his column, Finland's former Prime Minister, Paavo Lipponen, advocates for an EU Northern Policy: the European North has a great potential for growth the EU is seeking.

May 2015

Growth opportunities in Arctic Scandinavia?

The prime ministers of Sweden, Norway and Finland set up an expert group to identify what would stimulate economic growth in the northern area of the three countries. Read more in a column by Anne Husebekk, Rector of Norway's Arctic University.

Mar 2015

Josef Ackermann: Do not rely on past achievements

In recent years, the Nordic countries and Germany have emerged as role models in the economic debate. Much has been achieved, but resting on one’s laurels may result in falling behind, says Josef Ackermann, former CEO of Deutsche Bank in an interview with the NIB Newsletter.

Feb 2015

Tourism driving Icelandic recovery

In recent years, tourism has brought more foreign currency into Iceland than even the seafood industry. “The increase in tourism has been a major driver out of the collapse”, says Jón Ásbergsson, CEO of Promote Iceland, in an interview with the NIB Newsletter.

Jan 2015



NIB and Säästöpankki Optia sign new loan programme for SME finance

A new loan facility will finance small and medium-sized enterprises and environmental projects in Finland.

6 Mar 2018

NIB and Sydbank cooperate to finance SMEs in Denmark

The new facility enables parallel lending and will result in risk sharing by the two banks.

26 Feb 2018

NIB finances Kemira’s R&D and chlorate expansion in Joutseno, Finland

A loan to the global chemicals company Kemira Oyj will finance the expansion of the company’s sodium chlorate production capacity in Joutseno, Finland, and R&D investments.

19 Feb 2018