25 May 2018
EUR 20 million
Financial institutions and SMEs
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To support the productivity of the Nordic and Baltic countries, NIB directs financing to projects that focus on
In terms of the environment, NIB targets projects that forster
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.