The green transition and sustainability are high on the agenda at Arendalsuka, the largest political gathering in Norway. Norwegian case companies form the core of the sustainable financing event organised by Nordic financial institutions.

Nefco, the Nordic Green Bank, and Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) will organise an event focused on sustainable financing at Arendalsuka, Norway, and contribute to the discussion at one of the largest Nordic democracy festivals. The two Nordic-owned international financial institutions will present their available financing options for Nordic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other companies to accelerate the green transition with their business models and solutions.

The event, which is open to the public, will be held on Thursday, 18 August 2022 from 12:30 to 13:30 at the Nordic Tent, a venue of the Nordic Council of Ministers, at Langbrygga, Arendal.

The core of the event will be the presentation of case stories of Norwegian companies that have successfully scaled up their green solutions with the help of green and sustainable financing from Nefco and NIB. Automasjon og Data AS, based in Stavanger, will be one of two companies on stage talking about their green transition. The company received financing from Nefco in 2021 to facilitate its growth in the UK offshore wind market and scale up its business.

Arendalsuka, to be held 15-19 August 2022, is the largest political gathering in Norway and has been held annually since 2012. The Nordic Council of Ministers has organised a set of engaging events at the Nordic Tent to discuss Nordic challenges and solutions for creating the world’s most sustainable and integrated region.

Event programme

Making an impact with sustainable financing – How can Norwegian companies contribute to the green transition?
(Bærekraftig finansiering gir resultater – Hvordan norske bedrifter kan bidra til det grønne skiftet)

Date: Thursday, 18 August 2022
Time: 12:30-13:30 (CEST)
Venue: Nordic Tent, Langbrygga, Arendal (Arendalsuka)

Visit event page on the Arendalsuka website

The event will be held in Norwegian. The event is open to the public and will be livestreamed.

Agenda

Introduction
Presenting Nefco, the Nordic Green Bank – Trond Moe, Managing Director
Case: Automasjon og Data AS – Jon Arne Silgjerd, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Presenting Nordic Investment Bank – Arild Moen, Associate Director, Communications
Case: Agder Energi AS – Jone Corneliussen, Vice President, Finance
Discussion & Questions
Conclusions 

For further information about the event, please contact:

Anni Rein, Communications Manager, Nefco, +358 10 618 0852, anni.rein@nefco.int
Arild Moen, Associate Communications Director, NIB , +358 10 618 0496, arild.moen@nib.int

About Arendalsuka

Arendalsuka is the largest political gathering in Norway, held annually since 2012. The event’s mission is to strengthen belief in political empowerment and democracy through open debate and involvement. Read more: www.arendalsuka.no

About Nefco

Nefco is an international financial institution, the Nordic Green Bank, that finances the initial scale-up of Nordic green solutions on global markets. Founded in 1990 by the five Nordic countries, Nefco has already financed and implemented over 1,500 projects in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean water and sanitation, waste management and cleaner industrial processes, among others. To date, more than 600 Nordic growth companies have received financing from Nefco to scale up their green technologies and solutions on global markets. We serve the interests of our owners, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and work with concrete actions to accelerate the green transition. Read more about us on www.nefco.int.

About NIB

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) is an international financial institution of the Nordics and Baltics financing projects that increase the productivity and benefit the environment of the Nordic and Baltic countries. NIB was established by the five Nordic countries in 1975 to overcome investment barriers and attract commercial lending. In 2005, the three Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) joined NIB on equal footing with the original members. During its more than 45 years of operations, NIB has financed over 2,200 investment projects around the world, thereby contributing to business cooperation, investment activity and the prosperity of member countries. Read more about NIB on www.nib.int.