16 Mar 2020

Coronavirus contingency planning at the Nordic Investment Bank

Since the outbreak of coronavirus Covid-19, the Nordic Investment Bank has taken a number of actions in order to protect the staff and to ensure business continuity.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff are of prime importance to the Nordic Investment Bank. No NIB staff member has been infected so far. All business travel has been suspended. All external meetings are organised virtually. The Bank has cancelled participation in all public events and seminars. Staff members who have returned from travel abroad are working from home. As a rule, NIB is not receiving visitors at the moment.

The contingency plan guarantees that NIB will continue to make payments and settlements also in crisis situations. As part of these measures, NIB’s staff has been split up and are working from different locations. Distance work has been increased substantially.

As a result of these precautions, the Nordic Investment Bank remains fully operational and ready to support its owner countries and its customers in these difficult circumstances.

For further information, please contact:

Mr Jukka Ahonen, Senior Director, Head of Communications, at +358 10 618 0295, jukka.ahonen@nib.int