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Research and reports

Uncover new insights based on ING’s research. Discover developments in-depth across sectors and geographies.

ING speaks up for sustainability-linked finance

30 September 2021

Sustainability-linked finance was created by ING back in 2017. Since then, its popularity has grown immensely, with many banks offering similar products. But do they all make the right kind of impact?

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16 May 2022

Electric vehicle uptake exceeds expectations

The global share of electric cars in new deliveries surpassed expectations in 2021. Governments and corporates also made regulatory and strategic progress.

12 May 2022

Food inflation continues its ascent

Food manufacturers are raising prices due to higher costs, but food inflation levels vary considerably between countries. Some EU consumers are already looking for cheaper options in supermarkets. The longer food companies continue to raise their prices, the higher the chance consumers eventually trade down.

04 May 2022

Central banks turn more hawkish as inflation concerns build

There’s a growing sense of urgency among global central banks. Inflation remains too high and interest rates are too low to contain it. But just how far will policymakers go and can they engineer a soft landing?

02 December 2021

ING Global Outlook 2022

Omicron is a storm in our crystal ball, but we know that whatever Covid throws at us, the global economy can adapt. Here's our full Outlook for 2022: 3 calls for countries, markets and sectors.

16 September 2021

Climate change: business at risk?

Anne-Sophie Castelnau has been global head of Sustainability at ING since 1 April 2021. Here, she talks about our integrated approach to climate and what she thinks of the job so far.

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Rethinking sustainability in the post-pandemic landscape

06 April 2021

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.

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09 June 2021

Sustainable finance: the search for 'greenium'

Engaging in green finance takes extra effort, but there are clear benefits. In this report, we look at the practicalities and pitfalls of issuing green bonds, the corporate premium in green finance, the greenery in the sovereign and SSA space along with the 'greenium', the search for a decent premium in sustainable finance.

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.

16 December 2020

ING reports its climate alignment score for its shipping portfolio for the first time under the Poseidon Principles

Driven by leading shipping financiers, in June 2019, the Poseidon Principles became the first sector-specific climate alignment agreement for financial institutions. Today, ING and 14 other signatories deliver on their commitment and publish the Poseidon Principles Annual Disclosure Report 2020.

04 October 2021

Dutch companies investing in growth

An ING survey has revealed the post-pandemic strategic priorities of 77 of the biggest Dutch companies. And at the top of their list are digitalisation and sustainability.

12 October 2020

Energy transition scenarios: Covid-19 effect on global warming short-lived

Technology will not be the constraining factor to phase out fossil fuel use and to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, but the world is far from utilising its full potential. While Covid-19 saw the strongest drop in history on fossil fuel demand, if left unchanged, a failure to meet the Paris Agreement goals is likely. This leaves corporate decision makers in the dark; should they invest in mitigation or adaptation strategies?

14 November 2019

Data growth to double power demand of data-driven technology by 2030

New research from ING finds efficiency-increasing innovations are key in limiting the electricity needed for growing data flows.