Making sustainability pay

Moving towards sustainability is not about achieving perfection. It is about achieving improvement. And at ING we reward improvement.

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.

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A success story

Our sustainability efforts have a clear moral case, but also a clear business case
Remco Steenbergen, CFO of Barry Callebaut

For Barry Callebaut, the world's leading supplier of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, taking a sustainable approach also helps to attract customers, who are increasingly switching to sustainable products. “Plus employees feel proud of working for a company with a good purpose,” he adds. “We call this doing well, by doing good.”

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ING & Sustainability

“Sustainability is one of the major focal points and an integral part of our bank’s strategy, as it is fundamental to our license to operate and the promise to our customers.

In the very near future, the competitiveness of companies will be determined by their sustainability performance. Companies that take appropriate actions to mitigate the risks of for instance a high carbon footprint will be valued higher than companies that don’t, all other things being equal.

Industries, policy makers and banks, we all need to work together to make this happen.”

Isabel Fernandez, head of ING Wholesale Banking

Supporting your sustainable business ambitions

Our commitment to sustainable progress: ING's Sustainability improvement loan, explained by Leonie Schreve and Amin Mansour.

Reaping the benefits of your sustainable improvement

Understand how you can make your sustainable business pay with the Sustainability improvement loan

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