Siv Jensen

Finance Minister of Norway: “Finance the future, not the past”

“The year 2016 showed that the Nordic Investment Bank is an efficient funding tool for the Nordic–Baltic region. The Bank’s ability to combine impact financing with sound banking principles shows up as a healthy profit on top of the societal gain”, says Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance of Norway, who chaired the annual meeting of NIB’s Board of Governors in 2017.

NIB Newsletter asked Ms Jensen to comment on the Bank’s annual results.

  Nordic Investment Bank  

NIB’s Governors approve 2016 annual results

At its annual meeting, the Nordic Investment Bank’s Board of Governors approved the Bank’s annual accounts for 2016 and the payment of EUR 55 million as dividends to the member countries.

  Interim report  

NIB in Jan-Apr 2017: Stable demand from municipal sector

In the first four months of the year, the flow of deals in the Bank’s lending continued to be at a high level, with a total of EUR 610 million in loans agreed and EUR 781 million in loans disbursed.

Download NIB's Interim Management Statement




Kaliningrad inaugurates long-expected wastewater treatment plant

On 7 June 2017, Kaliningrad in Russia inaugurated its wastewater treatment plant. This is very good news for the Baltic Sea, say experts, because until very recently, this city of almost half a million people was pouring 150,000 cubic metres of raw sewage into the sea every day. What has been in the making for more than forty years is now up and running.

Equipped with state-of-the-art technologies, the new wastewater treatment has recently been showing excellent figures for the removal of BOD (biological oxygen demand) and phosphorus, in line with the recommendation of the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission HELCOM.

Össur Iceland


Össur: Research for improved life quality

Climbing stairs, walking backwards, riding a bike or stepping over small obstacles – these highly regular movements some perform on a daily basis are not evenly available to all of us. In Iceland, the orthopaedics company Össur is doing some ground-breaking work developing new technologies for people living with limb loss.

Espoo hospital


Espoo new hospital: A look into the future of healthcare

Finland’s demographics are changing. The country’s ageing population is leading public health providers to look for new treatment options and ways to improve the care given at medical facilities. With its focus on patient-centred rehabilitation and home-stay support, the new Espoo hospital gives an example of what future healthcare centres in Finland may look like.



Almedalen Week

NIB to discuss environmental financing at Almedalen Week

On Monday 3 July, you are welcome to attend a panel debate on the need for a green transition and ways to finance it. The debate is part of Sweden’s Almedalen Week, and it has been arranged in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Swedish think tank Global Utmaning in the town of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland.





NIB contributes to revision of Green Bond Principles

The green bond market has been expanding over the past few years. To better serve the growing number of market participants, the Green Bond Principles (GBP) are revised annually. As a member of the GBP’s Executive Committee, NIB has taken an active role in producing the 2017 update of the Principles.

Funding Highlights


Funding highlights

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Agreed Loans

5 Jun 2017 Lithuanian Airports EUR 29 million Lithuania

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