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ING Americas supports your business growth both locally and internationally. We combine sector experts in a range of industries, such as technology, media and telecoms (TMT), utilities power and renewables, natural resources, food and agribusiness, real estate and infrastructure, with financial product specialists in industry lending, corporate finance, debt capital, commodity and export financing, sustainable finance and much more.

Five tips for embracing a circular lifestyle (PDF)

Five tips for embracing a circular lifestyle (PDF)

In a circular economy, raw resources are fed back into the system, ideally creating a world where all energy and materials stay in a closed loop. But what does that mean for the average person? How could it impact your life? Here are some tips to embrace a circular lifestyle.

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Circular thinking helps HP get ahead of the curve

Circular thinking helps HP get ahead of the curve

Nate Hurst, chief sustainability and social impact officer at HP, discusses the growing demand for “as-a-service” models with both businesses and consumer, and how adopting a circular economy philosophy is helping HP respond.

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Introducing the sustainability linked loan

Introducing the sustainability linked loan

The path towards sustainability is a journey. It’s not about achieving perfection, but about making steps in the right direction. We believe these positive actions should be rewarded, as sustainability isn’t just good for society, it’s good business.

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How circular thinking could change US business models

How circular thinking could change US business models

ING surveyed 300 C-suite executives in the US to get their take on the circular economy. The results might surprise you. 62% say they intend to implement circular economy practices into their businesses, while 16% say they already have.

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Opportunity and disruption: Circular economy thinking in the US

Opportunity and disruption: Circular economy thinking in the US

Why should businesses continue to accept a ‘take,’ ‘make’ and ‘waste’ approach as the norm? What if there was another way? A way that focused not on products but on delivering solutions and sustainability? Circular economy models are on the agenda for US businesses.

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Dell’s circular economy strategy and ‘rethinking’ the business

Dell’s circular economy strategy and ‘rethinking’ the business

David Lear, vice president of sustainability at Dell, explains how their practices have smoothed the organization’s transition towards a circular economy model - and the importance of 'rethinking the entire business' to embed circularity.

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ING event – Think Forward: the future of food

ING event – Think Forward: the future of food

With agriculture facing new challenges on the horizon and 'disruption' as the buzzword of today, the way we think about food, from finance to fork, is changing. ING hosted a two-day event to examine the future of food as we know it.

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China: from imitator to innovator

China: from imitator to innovator

The ongoing rivalry between China and the US looks set to define the first half of the 21st century. As the two economic powerhouses square off what does it mean for global relationships. ING’s senior economist Carsten Brzeski discusses.

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New revenue streams: the circular economy in North America

New revenue streams: the circular economy in North America

As the circular economy begins to unlock value for North American companies, those in the vanguard will benefit from new revenue streams, reduced operational costs and less reliance on scarce resources and fluctuating commodity cycles.

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The business case for sustainability in commercial real estate

The business case for sustainability in commercial real estate

In commercial real estate space, both debt and equity market players are focusing more and more on the importance of environmental attributes of their assets. However, what are the next steps as finance, operational performance, and sustainability come together? 

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Connecting Latam: Powering a tech infrastructure boom

Connecting Latam: Powering a tech infrastructure boom

Internet traffic — particularly mobile data usage — continues to grow at an astounding rate in developing markets like Latin America, driving an infrastructure boom for the towers and fiber optic cable networks that allow the data to flow. 

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Circular Thinking: Revolutionizing Business in the Americas

Circular Thinking: Revolutionizing Business in the Americas

Although still in early stages in markets of the Americas, the circular economy is of growing significance to businesses here, as more companies embrace circular business models to build new revenue streams, reduce costs and make operations more efficient. 

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Raoul Leering: Trump might have a point on China

Raoul Leering: Trump might have a point on China

As trade tensions mount globally, does President Trump have a point when he says the US is being unfairly treated by China? Perhaps, says ING's economist Raoul Leering.

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Global Transport Finance: New AFIC structures on the way

Global Transport Finance: New AFIC structures on the way

With the financing gap left by the continued absence of Exim, the airline industry is turning to Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC) deals Gemma Bae spoke to Global Transport Finance about ING’s leading role.

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Sustainability should be on the mid-market CFO’s agenda

Sustainability should be on the mid-market CFO’s agenda

For large multinational corporations, sustainability is now an accepted part of doing business, and companies are  starting to recognize the meaningful business value that sustainability can offer. An article from ING’s Peter Puijpe.

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Five business models driving the circular economy

Five business models driving the circular economy

Circular business models are future-oriented. They focus on solving the unsustainability of current resource-heavy business models. They incorporate multiple principles for value creation — including financial, social and environmental business values. Our infographic explores the five key business models driving this movement.

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Navigating green finance: a first step for Bay Area Rapid Transit

Navigating green finance: a first step for Bay Area Rapid Transit

Rose Poblete, controller/treasurer at (San Francisco) Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), was part of the team that issued the company’s first green bonds in May 2017, to finance projects that provide mass transit services through electric rail. Here, she discusses the benefits of green financing, the skills her team required to make the issue happen and the reaction from investors, such as ESG-focused institutions.

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Green finance innovations to incentivize corporate market

Green finance innovations to incentivize corporate market

Heather Lang, executive director of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Sustainalytics, a leading independent ESG research and ratings provider, discusses some of the innovations spurring growth of the green finance market and how they are creating new opportunities for the North American corporate market.

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Best-practice governance driving better business outcomes for UPS

Best-practice governance driving better business outcomes for UPS

Tamara Barker, Chief Sustainability Officer of UPS, outlines the tangible results in efficiency and customer service that the company has achieved from a sustainability strategy that combines strong governance and investment in innovation.

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Sustainability and mining: a natural match?

Sustainability and mining: a natural match?

The mining industry, an important driver of the global revolution of electronic vehicles and renewable sources of energy, is constantly looking to improve its own sustainable working practices.

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Infographic: Unlocking value with green finance

Infographic: Unlocking value with green finance

Municipal issuers have been key drivers of growth in the US green bond market to date, having raised $18.6bn. But US corporates are beginning to recognize the value on offer too.

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Mom-and-pop stores could be prime for a renaissance

Mom-and-pop stores could be prime for a renaissance

For years, pundits have predicted the continued demise of independent retailers. The arrival of shopping malls and power centers drew foot traffic away from the neighborhood Mom-and-Pop stores. But things might be about to change.

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Infrastructure challenges

Infrastructure challenges

Aging infrastructure is a major challenge in the U.S. We take a look at the current situation and how public-private partnerships might be part of the solution.

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How ‘smart farming’ might provide an answer

How ‘smart farming’ might provide an answer

America's bountiful crops feed the world, but low commodity prices and increased production costs are taking a toll on agricultural producers’ margins. ‘Farming smarter,’  might provide some of the answers.

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From sustainability to business value

From sustainability to business value

For many U.S. businesses sustainability has long been on their corporate agenda, but what are the outcomes and what role are finance departments playing? ING conducted a survey to find out the impact sustainability is having on U.S. businesses. You might find the results surprising.

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Finance as a catalyst for sustainability

Finance as a catalyst for sustainability

The case for integrating sustainability into business strategy and operations is growing too strong to ignore. New research from ING in the Americas finds that some firms are already translating sustainability initiatives into a competitive advantage.

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First agricultural commodity trade through blockchain

First agricultural commodity trade through blockchain

Louis Dreyfus Company, Shandong Bohi Industry Co., Ltd, ING, Societe Generale and ABN Amro have successfully completed the first full agricultural commodity transaction using a blockchain platform.

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ING closes third NEXI-backed Argentinean agro-industrial deal

ING closes third NEXI-backed Argentinean agro-industrial deal

When leading Argentine agro-industrial exporter Vicentin was looking for a long-term working capital loan to support a recent agreement, with one of Japan’s largest importers, Mitsui & Co, it turned to ING.

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Navigating a complex lending market in real estate finance

Navigating a complex lending market in real estate finance

Craig Bender, head of U.S. Real Estate Finance at ING, talks with Real Estate Finance & Investment about ING's global approach to real estate, the role of international capital on U.S. real estate valuations and the complexities of the current market.

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Commodity-intensive industry report

Commodity-intensive industry report

On behalf of ING, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reports on the newest financing solutions, ongoing changes and challenges seen in commodity-intensive industries.

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Sustainability approach to lending

Sustainability approach to lending

ING is integrating sustainability into its lending approach. Christopher Steane, global head of Lending Services at ING Wholesale Bank, explains how and why.

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How to future-proof your business

How to future-proof your business

Sustainability is not just what we do as a business, it is how we do it. We earn our license to operate and the trust of our customers by conducting business in a responsible way.

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A brave new world of opportunity

A brave new world of opportunity

"I find it extremely encouraging to see corporates warming to the idea of sustainability," says Leonie Schreve, global head of Sustainable Finance at ING, looking back at the Paris climate talks.

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Infrastructure: Building smarter and more efficiently

Infrastructure: Building smarter and more efficiently

With promises to improve America’s infrastructure being carefully watched, the question of how to efficiently finance these projects has never been more pressing.

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Talking Trump and Trade with Rob Carnell

Talking Trump and Trade with Rob Carnell

Rob Carnell, ING's Global Chief International Economist discusses the Presidents approach to trade so far, and how ING is helping clients navigate some of the potential challenges ahead.

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The pivotal role of the commodity trader

The pivotal role of the commodity trader

As more financial institutions are reevaluating their commodities lending businesses, with banks retreating, commodity traders are now finding themselves in the role of financier. We've co-created an infographic looking at the evolving financing landscape.

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