• 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.

  • 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'.

  • NIB prices inaugural blue bond

    25 January 2019

    Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has priced a "landmark" blue bond to help protect and rehabilitate the Baltic Sea.

  • Green bond round-up, 25 April

    25 April 2018

    More than $3.3 billion of green bonds have settled in the first three days of this week*, with announcements suggesting that a strong pipeline of issuance of green and social bonds can be expected in coming weeks.

  • NIB prices its biggest ever SEK green bond

    23 August 2017

    The Nordic Investment Bank has issued its largest green bond yet in Swedish krona, raising SEK2 billion ($250 million).

  • NIB returns to green bond market with 'benchmark' issue

    02 June 2016

    The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is to return to the green bond market with a €500 million ($561 million) issue in the next few days, Jens Hellerup, head of funding at the Helsinki-based bank, told Environmental Finance.

  • Green bond comment, November

    25 November 2015

    Mounting anticipation of tougher international action on climate change at the UN meeting in Paris, has brought an Indian summer to the green bond market, says Graham Cooper