Swedish Export Credit Corporation Visit to New York

4-5 April: The green transition in the US and the opportunities it offers for Swedish business, research and innovation was one the themes discussed when the Board of the Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) visited New York in early April. The Swedish state-owned financier has supported the Swedish export industry with financing solutions for more than half a century and now ensures access to sustainable financing solutions, which includes an offering of green, social and sustainability-linked loans.
Companies’ access to sustainable and advantageous financing will be an important competitive factor as GTI and its founding organizations Business Sweden, Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, work to position Sweden as key partner for the US green transition. By connecting Swedish companies to U.S. stakeholders within the green energy ecosystem, and leveraging on opportunities in sectors such as electromobility, renewable energy, sustainable industry, and green buildings, the aim is to contribute to reduced global emissions and increased bilateral trade and investments between Sweden and the US.

In addition to a dedicated session between SEK and the newly launched Green Transition Initiative, the Consulate-General of Sweden in New York hosted a reception with SEK and its US stakeholders to discuss green transition and green finance. Speakers included Barbara Wennerholm from the Consulate, Lennart Jacobsen, chair of the SEK Board, Magnus Montan, CEO of SEK, and Johanna Brismar Skoog, Business Sweden and representing the GTI.