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Sustainability

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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14 June 2021

ING closes Russia’s largest-yet sustainability-linked loan

In another first for ING, we closed a $1.25 billion sustainability-linked pre-export facility agreement with the world’s largest potash producer, Russia’s Uralkali. It is the country’s biggest-yet syndicated sustainability-linked loan and the first in the CIS and Eastern Europe mineral fertilisers market.

11 June 2021

Sustainable finance: The search for ‘greenium’

Engaging in green finance requires extra effort, in particular for issuers; far more hoops to jump through relative to vanilla issuance. But there are clear benefits, and it's not just about lower funding costs.

08 June 2021

The automotive sector and sustainability

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change and sustainability. What’s happening in the automotive sector? Thorsten Mehltretter, global lead of ING’s automotive sector, gives his perspective.

02 June 2021

Is Covid-19 a barrier or a boost to sustainability?

Sustainability was already increasing in importance before Covid-19. But the nature of the pandemic has elevated its prominence further. While the origins of the virus remain unclear, human encroachment on the natural environment seems to have been a contributory cause.

26 May 2021

Greening the way

When it comes to climate action, ING has a strong track record and is a pioneer in many areas of sustainable finance. But we can, and want to, play an even bigger role in helping our clients transition to a greener future.

18 May 2021

Shipping and sustainability

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change and sustainability. What’s happening in shipping? Stephen Fewster, global head of ING’s shipping sector, gives his perspective.

Crisis, opportunity and the case for sustainability: transport and logistics moves with the times

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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14 April 2021

Power and climate change

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change. What’s happening in power generation and how is ING supporting the low-carbon transition? Michiel de Haan, global head of ING’s energy sector, gives his perspective.

06 April 2021

Rethinking sustainability in the post-pandemic landscape

With many businesses struggling to stay afloat through the Covid-19 pandemic, what has happened to their sustainability ambitions? Rather than taking a backseat, an ING survey of corporate and investment leaders found that companies have actually accelerated their green transformation plans, and investors are demanding harder environmental targets.

31 March 2021

Aviation and climate change

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change and sustainability. What’s happening in the automotive sector? Thorsten Mehltretter, global lead of ING’s automotive sector, gives his perspective.

12 February 2021

ING appoints Anne-Sophie Castelnau global head of Sustainability

Anne-Sophie Castelnau has been appointed ING’s global head of Sustainability per 1 April 2021. She will succeed Amin Mansour, who fulfilled the role on an interim basis. Anne-Sophie is currently head of Wholesale Banking for ING in France.

15 February 2021

Renewable energy fund in double first with ING

ING has used its expertise in the area of sustainability to help arrange the first-ever debt facility for a listed equity fund based on sustainable criteria.

10 February 2021

ING initiatives support climate goals

ING recently acted as structuring advisor and active bookrunner on the €850 million sustainability-linked bond (SLB) for Lafa. The transaction represents a couple of firsts. It’s the first SLB for a company in the building materials industry and ING’s first SLB structuring mandate.