NIB Nordic Investment Bank

Interviews and opinions

Interviews and opinions

HELCOM reports substantial progress on hotspots in Russia

A new report by HELCOM suggests that improvement has been achieved on four major sources of pollution in Russia. HELCOM is also releasing recommendations to help cut toxic discharges.

Oct 2014

Green growth initiative to create competitive advantage for Nordic businesses

Working together in the Nordic region is both sensible and profitable and the Nordic green growth initiative could benefit a number of sectors in the Nordic countries, says Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Oct 2014

Energy expert: New power lines break up Baltic isolation

For the Baltic countries, new power lines to other EU countries means eliminating dependence on single-source power supply, says Romas Švedas, Lithuanian energy expert.

Sep 2014

Henrik Sass Larsen: Economic recovery an opportunity for NIB to expand and reach out to SMEs

NIB should see the recovery of the European economy as an opportunity to expand its business, says Henrik Sass Larsen, Minister for Business and Growth of Denmark and Chairman of the Bank’s Board of Governors in 2013–2014.

Jun 2014

Banking expert: Opportunities abound for the responsible investor

Focus on the UN-backed responsible investment principles may offer opportunities for a financial institution with an interest in a more sustainable future, says Antti Savilaakso of Finland’s Sustainable Investment Forum.

Jun 2014

Report: Top of Europe adapting to “new normal”

The Baltic Sea Region countries are entering a potentially “new normal” of lower growth, suggests this year’s State of the Region Report presented at the Baltic Development Forum Summit in Turku.

Jun 2014

Professor of Sales Management: Outsource? Think nearshoring!

Professor Petri Parvinen believes the Nordic-Baltic countries can boost their competitiveness by using nearshore services instead of outsourcing to distant locations.

Jun 2014

HELCOM: Full steam ahead for greener shipping in the Baltic Sea

Hermanni Backer of HELCOM explains how Ministerial Meeting decisions on shipping have induced stakeholders to foster alternative fuels and green technology in the Baltic Sea.

May 2014

NIB President: Investment needs require innovative financial solutions

The Baltic Sea Region is part of a competitive world. If there is no fertile ground for new business, it will fail, regardless of state intervention.

May 2014

Arctic researcher: Polar ice is melting–adapt to it

“The polar ice is melting and we can’t stop it. We need to adapt to climate change and take advantage of the opportunities for sustainability it brings”, says Dr Morten Rasch, scientific leader at the Arctic Research Centre of Aarhus University in Denmark.

May 2014



Category A project for disclosure

In accordance with its Sustainability Policy and Guidelines, NIB publishes information on the construction of a new hydropower plant in Finland. The information is available for 30 days starting from 1 December 2017.

1 Dec 2017

NIB lends for municipal investments in Tartu, Estonia

A loan to the City of Tartu will finance municipal investments in road infrastructure and education institutions.

30 Nov 2017

NIB and Volvofinans Bank sign new loan programme for SMEs in Sweden

A loan facility with Volvofinans Bank AB will finance the acquisition of commercial vehicles for SMEs and small mid-caps in Sweden.

27 Nov 2017