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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.

2021: ING’s best year yet for sustainable finance

11 April 2022

ING last year booked a record number of sustainable finance transactions. Was this just down to the government-led push to reach net zero by 2050, or is there more to the story?

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