SMEs are the backbone of Nordic Baltic region's economy and the first to suffer in financial crises, says Lisbet Horslund, who conducted a study on SMEs' access to financing in the region.
While the European project faces rising scepticism, the Nordic Baltic region are yet to appreciate and utilise the potential of the Nordic cooperation model.
Minister of Finance of Lithuania, Rimantas Šadžius, says NIB's main task is to fill gaps in the financial markets. He encourages NIB to intensify its lending to the SME sector.
A recent report by the research network BalticSTERN shows that people around the Baltic Sea are willing to take on the cost of the Baltic Sea Action Plan. “People obviously share a clear view that the the environmental status of the sea must be improved,” says Siv Ericsdotter, head of the network secreatariat, in this interview.
The Nordic countries have set targets to cut carbon emissions by 85% by 2050. The study Nordic Energy Technology Perspectives assesses the targets as quite realistic and gives a detailed account of what needs to be done for it.
In December 2012, NIB agreed a loan for revamping wastewater treatment plants in Belarus. Mikhail Durkin of HELCOM explains the significance of the expected improvements for the Baltic Sea region.
Joe Wright, Senior Director and Head of NIB’s Transaction & Portfolio Management, elaborates on the various aspects of the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
As Chief Compliance Officer, Per Eldar Søvik's task is to make sure that NIB adheres to the best practice of accountability, transparency and business ethics.
Director General, Juhana Vartiainen reflects on the Nordic model and the challenges ahead.
Mr Wrangdahl, who recently was appointed NIB’s First Vice-President and Head of Lending, says he is passionate about learning. “It was the opportunity to do something outside business as usual, where the only driver is to earn money. NIB has another aspect to it, obviously its mandate, and that attracts me, both the environmental and the competitiveness part,” he says.
A seven-year maturity loan agreement to finance Husqvarna AB's R&D investments 2017–2019.
5 Jan 2018
In accordance with its Sustainability Policy and Guidelines, NIB publishes information on the construction and upgrade of National Road 3/25 in Hedmark, Norway. The information is available for 30 days starting from 22 December 2017.
22 Dec 2017
A loan to the Swedish telecom company Ericsson will finance a research programme for the development of 5G mobile technology.
22 Dec 2017