Sustainnovation

Find inspiration in our e-magazine The View on how sustainability can be a business driver, how it drives future disruptive innovations and the different skills needed to move it forward.

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Dubai - vision, ambition, or both?

A blog by Jeroen Plag, head of Client Coverage Americas, Asia & UK, ING, on a business trip in the Middle East.

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Water matters

The importance of water is unquestioned. ING's Economics Department published new insights in this subject.

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Finance, the catalyst to the circular economy

Highlights of the London conference on 10 March on the implications of moving towards a circular business model and the role of finance, with contributions by trend-setting global business leaders.

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Ralph Hamers: Our strategy is an organic growth strategy

May, 2016

In an interview with CNBC at the 2016 IIF Spring Membership Meeting in Madrid, ING’s CEO Ralph Hamers says banks are cautious to make big moves such as mergers and acquisitions and talks about how his bank is planning to grow.

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Tower of strength: financing a sustainability landmark

May, 2016

Torre Espacio is an iconic building in Madrid with world-leading design and environmental credentials. When it came to refinancing his acquisition, Andrew Tan, majority owner of the Philippines-listed AGI Group, chose to work with a bank that prioritises sustainability.

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Turkey: Downside risks to growth

May, 2016

In the midst of a challenging (geo)political situation, we expect Turkish economic growth to slow somewhat to 3.4% this year but to accelerate from 2017 onwards. Further weakening of the Turkish lira is a risk however, because domestic political uncertainty is rising and monetary authorities are under pressure to loosen their policy.

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Forget the new normal: Mark Cliffe’s new VoxEU column

May, 2016

Normality suggests that the crisis is behind us, that we again understand what’s happening, and that we can make predictions. It invites little sense of urgency to make radical policy adjustments. It tempts us into thinking policy ‘normalisation’ may be around the corner. But...

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The shock of Brexit

April, 2016

With the referendum on Britain remaining in Europe taking place on 23 June, there are still 15-20% of the voting population undecided, with much to play for, for both the Leave and Remain campaigns. ING’s economist team explored the various arguments being promulgated by each side.

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ING looks past digital for innovation

April, 2016

“We don’t invent new products, but make experiences better,” said ING's CEO Ralph Hamers in an interview with Forbes on 31 March. “We differentiate ourselves on how we do things, not what.”

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ING Best Bank W. Europe, Netherlands and Poland 2016 (Global Finance)

March, 2016

ING is again awarded for Best Bank Western Europe 2016 by Global Finance. We also won the Best Bank Netherlands and Best Bank Poland awards.

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ING Americas wins several deal awards

March, 2016

Also in 2015, ING Financial Holdings Corporation in the US won several deal awards: three Americas Deal of the Year awards from PFI, three Deal of the Year awards from Trade Finance and seven IJGlobal North American and Latin American deal awards.

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ING REF European bank lender of the year 2015 (Real Estate Capital)

March, 2016

The readers of Real Estate Capital magazine chose ING Real Estate Finance (REF) as the European bank lender of the year 2015 mainly for its role in the syndication market and bringing Asian banks to the European table.

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