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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.

That’s why we’re combining our sustainability know-how and strategic insights with ING’s product and sector expertise so we can partner with our clients on every step of their sustainability journey.

ING’s Sector Coverage and Product teams are joining forces to provide an holistic green offering that encompasses both trusted advice and innovative financing.

Strategic dialogue and innovative financing

The introduction of the EU Taxonomy (a regulatory framework to help companies, investors, issuers etc align their activities with European environmental objectives), is driving corporate appetite for more sustainable and resilient business models. This opens up opportunities for banks in the fast-growing sustainability market.

“Traditionally we have always initiated a strategic dialogue with clients on the basis of (re)financings, sector consolidation, M&A, companies tapping the capital markets, but lately we have increased our efforts to also use the clients’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda as a starting point,” says Kim Roesink, global head of Capital Structuring & Advisory.

From this perspective, we can support companies (and institutional investors) with the right investments (financing, acquisitions, disposals, hedging) and associated advisory (ESG, debt, ratings, M&A) to achieve their green ambitions.

Integrated and product-agnostic

“It’s an integrated and product agnostic approach that makes the best use of our knowledge and skills to become even more relevant to our clients,” says Leonie Schreve, global head of Sustainable Finance.

“By bundling our strengths we can make a real difference help companies to accelerate their transition to sustainability and solidify our position as a leader in this space.”