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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30 July 2020

ING helps power green battery gigafactory

ING co-leads consortium to give sustainable battery producer Northvolt a $1.6 billion boost to accelerate the electrification of transportation.

07 July 2020

Are European governments pushing for a green recovery?

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.

23 January 2020

Circular business models to enhance sustainability in infrastructure

ING and partners aim to enhance sustainability in infrastructure through exploring circular business models. More insights can be found in the report from the Business Models and Value Cases working group of the Open Learning Environment Circular Bridges and Viaducts in the Netherlands.

26 September 2019

Sustainable finance in Asia

A team of ING China and the Sustainable Finance APAC team have worked with the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), an influential think tank from China, to publish a report on sustainable finance in Asia. The report was launched in Beijing on 15 September 2019.

17 July 2019

Turning reservoirs into 'energy batteries'

Renewable energy is the next big thing powering Singapore and Asean, according to Erwin Maspolim, head of Utilities, Power & Renewables, Asia Pacific, ING.

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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21 May 2019

Five ways AI can boost sustainability

Artificial intelligence is already changing the way we live and work. But the tech behind Siri and Alexa also has the potential to deliver big wins for society and the environment.