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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.

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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ING makes another stride to decarbonise the shipping industry

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ING awarded for outstanding leadership in sustainable bonds and loans

ING is a two-time winner at Global Finance’s inaugural 2021 Sustainable Finance Awards, taking the top spot in the categories for Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Bonds and in Sustainable Loans in the highly competitive Western Europe region.

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Time to raise climate ambition and put an end to greenwashing

Steven Stoffer, Group VP Development and Chief Sustainability Officer at Smurfit Kappa, has led the packaging company’s sustainability initiatives since 2008. Here, he explains why the days of greenwashing are numbered and how his company will deliver on more ambitious climate targets.

14 June 2021

How sustainable finance can help companies accelerate transformation

Sustainable finance is evolving to play a bigger role as companies raise the bar on the ambition of their sustainability targets, and strengthen accountability for progress. New research from ING, surveying a global audience of 450 companies and 100 institutional investors, assesses its growing impact.

14 June 2021

How has the pandemic changed sustainability strategy?

ING surveyed 450 corporates and 100 institutional investors across Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific to understand how the global pandemic has shaped their sustainability objectives and strategy. Have initiatives slowed down? Or, has the pandemic created a new focus on sustainability?

Climate change: business at risk?

16 September 2021

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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14 June 2021

ING closes Russia’s largest-yet sustainability-linked loan

In another first for ING, we closed a $1.25 billion sustainability-linked pre-export facility agreement with the world’s largest potash producer, Russia’s Uralkali. It is the country’s biggest-yet syndicated sustainability-linked loan and the first in the CIS and Eastern Europe mineral fertilisers market.

09 June 2021

Sustainable finance: The search for 'greenium'

Engaging in green finance takes extra effort, in particular for issuers;far more hoops to jump through relative to vanilla issuance. But there are clear benefits and it's not just about lower funding costs.

08 June 2021

The automotive sector and sustainability

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change and sustainability. What’s happening in the automotive sector? Thorsten Mehltretter, global lead of ING’s automotive sector, gives his perspective.

02 June 2021

Is Covid-19 a barrier or a boost to sustainability

Sustainability was already increasing in importance before Covid-19. But the nature of the pandemic has elevated its prominence further. While the origins of the virus remain unclear, human encroachment on the natural environment seems to have been a contributory cause.

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Greening the way

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.

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Shipping and sustainability

Each industry is different, but they're all dealing with climate change and sustainability. What’s happening in shipping? Stephen Fewster, global head of ING’s shipping sector, gives his perspective.