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Sustainability improvement loan

Sustainable business presents opportunities for ING to work with clients in their transition towards tomorrow’s economy. Defining this journey together is very exciting. No longer is there only a focus on the financials – the wider cost to society is also being considered. And at ING Wholesale Banking, we are doing our bit to help businesses improve their sustainability performance.

ING constructed the first deal in the syndicated loan market where pricing is linked to a sustainability rating. The Sustainability improvement loan goes beyond the traditional concept of ‘green’, as it is specifically related to improvements in the borrower’s overall sustainability rating, or ESG score. This means social and governance elements are just as important as the environmental aspect.

The  interest rate of a Sustainability improvement loan is linked to the company’s sustainability performance. The client’s sustainability rating is benchmarked by a sustainability rating partner. If the rating goes up, the interest rate goes down - and vice versa. A Green loan is a corporate loan of which the use of proceeds is linked specifically to sustainable projects, green product development or a ‘green’ project portfolio of the client, whereas a Sustainability improvement loan can be used for general corporate purposes.

 

We want to help your business improve its sustainability performance and offer you the financial incentives to do so. A sustainability rating enables tracking progress, not only to assess today’s performance but also to map out tomorrow’s opportunities. Find out how


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ING Sustainability Coordinator for Olam’s sustainability-linked loan

March, 2018

26-3-2018 - ING has acted as the Sustainability Coordinator of Olam International Limited’s newly announced USD 500m sustainability-linked revolving credit facility, which is linked to its sustainability programme.

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ING tailwind makes First State’s Portuguese wind acquisition a breeze

July, 2017

First State Investments’ acquisition of Enel’s wind power assets in Portugal faced a challenging deadline. But ING’s renewables expertise and local presence enabled First State to rapidly complete a $605 million financing that met all of its requirements.

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Alpha Trains: First green bonds in the rail sector in the USPP market

June, 2017

When Alpha Trains decided to refinance debt associated with the acquisition of 63 new energy efficient train cars, it was essential that they found a financing partner that understood sustainability, infrastructure financing, and cross-border transactions.

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ING finalist for CNBC Award for Circular Economy Investor

December, 2016

‘The Circulars’ has listed ING as a finalist for the CNBC Award for Circular Economy Investor, as ING is going beyond traditional banking and taking steps to apply circular economy principles to business and investigating how to translate them into viable customer solutions.

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ING Bank and Global Initiatives launch Sustainable Finance Collective Asia

November, 2016

Collective brings together funding partners ING Bank, Credit Suisse, FMO and the UNDP-UN Social Impact Fund to finance sustainability projects in Asia.

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Fintech offers new financing model for the poorest

October, 2016

New, innovative financial technology (fintech) can be the solution to improve lending to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries. ING’s Economics Department investigated the role of fintech in the MSME sector and the opportunities that fintech offers for tackling poverty.

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ING’s green bond receives high ranking and awards

May, 2016

ING was awarded as ‘Biggest issuer’ and for ‘Bond of the year’ at Environmental Finance’s Green Bond Awards, a recognition of the bank’s role as leader in the sector and of its pioneering effort in raising awareness for green bonds. The award for ‘corporate bond of the year’ went to leading European electricity transmission system operator TenneT, for which ING was advisor and underwriter.

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ING tailwind makes First State’s Portuguese wind acquisition a breeze

May, 2016

First State Investments’ acquisition of Enel’s wind power assets in Portugal faced a challenging deadline. But ING’s renewables expertise and local presence enabled First State to rapidly complete a $605 million financing that met all of its requirements.

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