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Sustainable investments

By offering a wide variety of products, services and initiatives, ING has been committed to sustainability for over twenty years. We believe that companies addressing climate change and resource scarcity will be the winners of tomorrow's economy. Our strategy is to support you in moving towards more sustainable business models.

Within ING, we have identified several focus areas including circular economy, energy transition and water management, in which we have built ample expertise to help you grow your business.

That being said, certain business models or client proposition have a risk profile that is not yet suitable for an all-in senior financing solution. Frequently the underlying technology, innovative concept or life cycle is complex and requires some kind of risk-bearing capital. This is where ING Sustainable Investments comes in to offer you a customised solution.

 

Sustainable investments

ING Sustainable Investments supports scale-ups with a proven concept that have a positive environmental impact. With a proven concept, we mean a confirmed technology or pilot plant with recurring customers and expected positive cash flows.

We target opportunities which have a strong impact on energy, material or water usage across all sectors. Initially, the team will pro-actively pursue opportunities in the Benelux, and over time will extend the focus to ING’s other core markets, such as Germany, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  

ING Sustainable Investments provides a wide range of structured equity and subordinated debt solutions. By combining these products in one package designed for your needs, we can help you achieve your environmental goals.

 

Investment strategy

The ING Sustainable Investments team has extensive experience in financial structuring and a drive to understand your technology or innovative concept. This enables us to step in when standard financing solutions may not be feasible. Flexibility is the hallmark of our approach, whether in terms of products offered, type of business, or governance. Our investments are based on certain criteria. For example, we preferably invest as minority shareholder, together with management and strategic parties with added value.

 

Our approach

ING Sustainable Investments is a partner you can trust and is backed by the stability and reputation of a major international financial institution. At the same time, we place our trust in management’s ability to lead the business according to its own vision and experience. As your business partner, our approach can differ in several key areas from other investors in the Benelux and ING’s core market. ING Sustainable Investments is a dedicated unit within ING Corporate Investments.


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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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ING arranges landmark PHP 1.06 bn green bond deal

October, 2018

Helping clients aiming to solve today’s environmental challenges, ING Bank recently arranged the first 10-year local currency green bond issuance from Southeast Asia, denominated in Philippine peso, for Sindicatum Renewables.

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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 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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ING Sustainability Coordinator for Olam’s sustainability-linked loan

March, 2018

ING has acted as the Sustainability Coordinator of Olam International Limited’s 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 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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