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  • NIB aims for record 2024 green bond issuance after stellar start

    17 January 2024

    2024 could prove a landmark year for the long-standing green bond issuer amid updates to its framework and record issuance volumes on the cards, Jens Hellerup tells Ahren Lester

  • Northvolt signs 'largest' European gigafactory green loan

    16 January 2024

    Northvolt has secured a $5 billion green loan to expand capacity at its "circular" battery manufacturing site in Sweden. It is believed to be the largest green loan for a 'gigafactory' in Europe to date.

  • A transition taxonomy: ready or not?

    31 May 2022

    Could extending the EU's taxonomy to unsustainable and intermediate activities prove trickier than work on 'green', Michael Hurley asks

  • 45% of NIB environmental bond activities EU Taxonomy-aligned

    23 March 2022

    45% of the activities funded by Nordic Investment Bank (NIB)'s environmental bonds (NEBs) fully align with the EU's taxonomy of sustainable activities, analysis has suggested.

  • NIB: Ukraine invasion could create medium-term green growth

    17 March 2022

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine could trigger medium-term growth in the renewables market, as countries seek to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels imported from Russia, an executive at the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) said.

  • NIB promotes sustainability-linked loan 'ambition' amid lending ramp-up

    16 December 2021

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) said it intends to "promote ambition" in the fast-growing sustainability-linked loan market through its own lending activities,...

  • Oceans and blue economy briefing afternoon round up

    10 June 2021

    The second instalment in a series of thematic briefing afternoons that Environmental Finance is running throughout the year on the topic of Natural Capital Investment.

  • Environmental Finance celebrates World Oceans Day

    07 June 2021

    To coincide with the UN World Oceans Day, Environmental Finance will host a thematic briefing afternoon focusing on oceans and the blue economy, to examine one of the most exciting areas of natural capital investment.

  • Sustainability-linked bonds are 'more powerful than green bonds'

    12 November 2020

    ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The 'use of proceeds' model adopted by most green bonds came under attack, amid allegations that it is susceptible to 'greenwashing'.