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Circular economy

The circular economy is an exciting and inspiring approach to create a new economy, a new way of consuming, using and producing products.

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Clients are at the heart of ING’s business. We have developed case studies to highlight how our unique collaborative approach results in partnerships with long-term benefits.

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The path to sustainable business

Companies are making real progress on sustainability as they recognise that success is about more than just profit. How to make the leap to a more sustainable way of operating: evolution or revolution?

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Banking on private finance to tackle the world’s water crisis

October, 2018

With global water resources under ever-increasing stress, a new report from WWF, ING and BCG calls for urgent efforts by corporates, investors, governments and NGOs to deliver sustainable, bankable freshwater projects, which will help improve water security, create financial value and enhance the health of the world’s river basins.

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Chino-Dutch economic ties

October, 2018

On 14-16 October, the prime minister of China will visit the Netherlands. To mark this occasion, ING's Economics Department made a short factsheet on the Chino-Dutch economic ties.

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Car sharing unlocked

October, 2018

The number of cars in Europe is set to decline as car sharing triggers a 'peak car' moment. Platforms and technology developments are encouraging more people to see car-sharing as a viable option, but there are still substantial barriers to growth, according to a new ING report.

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ING joint green loan coordinator in Singapore’s first syndicated secured green loan

September, 2018

ING has acted as the joint green loan coordinator of the newly announced SGD 1.2 billion term loan to an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Frasers Property Limited. The net proceeds of this loan will be used to refinance existing loans relating to the development of Frasers Tower, a new 38-storey premium office and retail development.

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ING invests in fintech start-up Cobase

September, 2018

ING takes a majority share in the Dutch start-up Cobase, which helps multinationals access their accounts at various banks and financial institutions, providing insight.

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New era for trade finance

September, 2018

Having seen many proofs of concept and pilots, the trade commodity finance industry is ready for action with the launch of komgo, a blockchain-based venture that will transform the sector.

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ING sustainability fund invests in Black Bear

September, 2018

ING is making a multi-million euro investment in Black Bear, a circular company based in Nederweert, Limburg, which converts used car and truck tires into raw materials for new products.

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The Netherlands’ challenging energy-transition agenda

May, 2018

The Dutch government has announced ambitious climate targets for the Netherlands. The emission of greenhouse gases needs to be reduced by 49% by 2030 compared to the base year 1990. In 2018, this target will be translated into a new climate agreement and embedded in a climate law.

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Can I offer my products as a subscription?

June, 2018

You may have considered offering your products as a subscription. It seems consumers are fine with just having the benefits of a subscription – such as to music – rather than owning goods. You may consider this for two reasons: because you believe it will be an economic success, or because you want to add to a more circular economy.

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ING Best Commodities Trade Finance Bank in the world 2018 (Global Trade Review)

May, 2018

Global Trade Review magazine has announced the winners of the GTR Leaders in Trade Awards 2018. ING was named winner for Best Commodities Trade Finance Bank in the world during an award ceremony held in London on 26 April.

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Central and Eastern Europe’s FDI proposition: Ready, aim and invest

April, 2018

Despite the recent rise in protectionist sentiment, Eurozone growth is showing some real momentum. Capacity constraints are close to being reached, and if the strong demand for new orders is to be filled, investment will be a necessity. Read the report.

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Another blockchain milestone in trade finance

February, 2018

ING has tested the application of blockchain technology in trade finance in partnership with consortium R3 and trade finance platform TradeIX. The initiative, called Marco Polo, allows trade participants to connect in real time and automate financing before and after shipment, making trade finance safer, simpler, and more flexible.

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Fintechs grow closer to banks

February, 2018

24 January 2018 - A survey (not published) held by ING Bank and Illuminate Financial has found that fintechs and banks believe they are partners in disrupting the financial services market.

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ING awarded Benelux M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 2017

December, 2017

ING Corporate Finance was recognised as the best Benelux M&A Financial Adviser of the Year 2017 by Mergermarket.

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