About

We are the international financial institution of the Nordic and Baltic countries. We work towards a prosperous and sustainable Nordic-Baltic region.
Our mission is to finance projects that improve the productivity and benefit the environment of the Nordic and Baltic countries.

Strong ownership

Located in Helsinki, Finland, the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is an International Financial Institution owned by the governments of the Nordic and Baltic countries. The Nordic countries created NIB in 1975 to overcome investment barriers and attract commercial lending. Since 2005, the Bank’s mission has been to improve the productivity and the environment of the Nordic–Baltic region.

Strong ownership

 

Financing with a purpose

Financing with a purpose

Our mission given by the owner countries addresses the needs of the region and challenges it is facing—sustainable growth, climate change, the protection of marine environments, pollution prevention and productivity improvement. NIB’s major impact comes from its long-term lending to projects.

 

 

Financial strength

The Bank is a reliable source of long-term lending for our customers. We acquire the funds for its lending by borrowing on the international capital markets. This way, the Nordic and Baltic member countries can finance the green transition. With NIB’s strong ownership and highest possible credit rating—AAA from Standard & Poor’s and Aaa from Moody’s— we offer stability and reliability to global investors.

Fulfilling our mission requires financial strength. NIB aims at earning a sufficient amount of return from business operations and at the same time guarantee our owners a reasonable return on capital.

 

Fnancial strength

 

Sustainable financing

Sustainable financing

There is a growing realisation that there are no alternatives to sustainable development. The UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development sets integrated goals that aim to achieve a balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions. We analyse all loan projects, both for improving productivity and the environment, from a sustainability perspective.

 

A quality stamp

We finance projects that generate long-term environmental impact and productivity growth. Financed by NIB means both that a project gets a competitive long-term loan and that the project has been thoroughly scrutinised for its sustainability merits. NIB’s financing is a quality stamp for our customers. 

Quality stamp

 

Financing the future

Financing the future

To support the productivity of the Nordic and Baltic countries, NIB directs financing to projects that focus on

  • technical progress and innovation
  • human capital and equal economic opportunities
  • improvements in infrastructure
  • market efficiency and business environment

In terms of the environment, NIB targets projects that forster

  • pollution prevention
  • preventive measures
  • resource efficiency
  • development of clean technology
  • climate change mitigation 

Offering long-term loans for the purposes of sustainable growth in our member countries helps us live up to our promise of financing the future.

 

Member countries, structure & capital

Click below for information about NIB's governance structure and authorised capital.

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Cooperation

NIB seeks business partners who share its commitment to sustainable development. Find out more about NIB's ties with other financial institutions and organisations.

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Legal framework and policy documents

The constituent documents and policies NIB is governed by.

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History

Click below to see the main landmarks of NIB's history since the Bank commenced operations in 1976.

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