Luxembourg / Berlin, November 11th, 2020: The European Investment Bank (EIB), the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance, has joined forces with Knowledge Unlatched (KU) to increase the visibility and availability of EIB publications. Together, EIB and KU will make more than 150 titles available throughout all the major hosting platforms by using the distribution service “KU Open Services.” The collection will include monographs and reports covering various subjects, including economics and economic development, finance, banking, investment, innovation and sustainability.
“We are delighted that EIB publications will now be more widely available to institutions, scholars, researchers, students and practitioners interested in research and analysis of issues affecting today’s world,” said Matteo Maggiore, Director of Communication at EIB.
EIB titles will be distributed through KU’s Open Services to a variety of hosting platforms, including, among many others, the Open Research Library and OAPEN. The titles will continue to be available on the EIB website. “We welcome the EIB to KU. The bank’s publications will enrich the business, finance and economics collections of the leading hosting platforms for the benefit of thousands of readers worldwide,” said Philipp Hess, Director of Publisher Relations at KU.
The first batch of 57 titles has already been distributed and can be viewed here, with the remaining titles being added in the near future.
About the European Investment Bank
Since its establishment in 1958, the EIB has invested over a trillion euros. Its activities focus on the following priority areas: climate and environment, development, innovation and skills, small and medium-sized businesses, infrastructure and cohesion. The EIB works closely with other EU institutions to foster European integration, promote the development of the EU and support EU policies in over 140 countries around the world.
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Philipp Hess, Publisher Relations