In our experience, financial services have an important role to play in creating a healthy and sustainable world - not just by trying to be more sustainable ourselves by reducing our direct footprint, but also in the choices we make in lending, investing and the services we offer to our clients. Sustainability is integrated directly into the core of our business strategy.

ING publishes second progress report on climate alignment

ING today published its second progress report on Terra, ING’s approach to steer its €600 billion lending book in line with the well-below two-degree climate goal of the Paris Agreement.

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31 March 2021

Aviation and climate change

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change. What’s happening in the aviation sector and how is ING supporting the low-carbon transition? Hugo Kanters, global head of ING’s aviation finance sector, gives his perspective.

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ING initiatives support climate goals

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During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses and governments grappled with a range of supply chain disruptions. At the same time, lockdowns caused a spike in consumer demand for e-commerce and home deliveries. That combination of new challenges and heightened demand is accelerating far-reaching changes in how the transport and logistics sector operates. It was already moving towards digitalisation and improved sustainability – now, those moves are happening at pace.

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31 December 2020

Can project finance ride the hydrogen wave?

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06 October 2020

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07 July 2020

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Sustainability was already a hot-topic pre-Covid-19, but will this trend still continue or be abandoned? We focus on the European Commission's proposal and what is happening in the six largest eurozone countries and the impact on the automotive, construction and energy sector. It is still early days, but we think the green agenda is not being abandoned.

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Sustainable finance in Asia

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