Jens Hellerup, Head of Funding at NIB, giving a presentation to investors as part of the Bank’s virtual road show from a purpose-built studio in Helsinki Photo: Lisa-Maria Altenberger

Jens Hellerup, Head of Funding at NIB, giving a presentation to investors as part of the Bank’s virtual road show from a purpose-built studio in Helsinki Photo: Lisa-Maria Altenberger

8 Apr 2020

NIB starts virtual road shows

In NIB’s brand-new broadcasting room, Jens Hellerup is preparing to deliver one of the first virtual roadshows to the Bank’s investors. “We have been looking into new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, and now, in times of reduced mobility, having a professional set-up for digital communication is really helpful.”

The broadcasting room at NIB’s headquarters in Helsinki has a web camera and a sophisticated sound system. A large green background screen allows the presenter to share slides, charts and graphs with the audience.

“Investors appreciate that we offer virtual roadshows, and we have received good positive feedback, even though not everyone is technically set up for it just yet. NIB’s environmental mandate is central for our lending and funding activities and it’s good that we have ways to reduce our carbon footprint as well,” says Jens Hellerup, Head of Funding at NIB.

“We have been using digital presentation since 2015, so one could say that virtual roadshows are a logical continuation of our efforts.”

“Having alternative ways of communicating is useful. Especially, under these exceptional times it is important to continue to reach out to investors and stakeholders”.

Lars Eibeholm, Head of Treasury at NIB, says the idea of setting up such a broadcasting room for virtual communication came up several years ago, when the Bank started to plan the renovation of its offices.

“We hope the new broadcasting room will make our presentations easy on the eye and more pleasant to participate in, compared to an ordinary video conference,” says Eibeholm.

As NIB requires the green buildings it finances to achieve the top classification of either LEED or BREEAM, the Bank decided to apply the same high standard to its own office premises.

“The refurbishment here at NIB has been carried out in accordance with the Excellent level under the BREEAM existing building refurbishment standard, and we expect to receive the certificate this year,” Eibeholm says.