ING Sustainability Coordinator for Olam’s sustainability-linked loan

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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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Sustainability: how to future-proof your business

Sustainability: 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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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 Commercial Bank, explains how and why.

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‘Positive Impact Manifesto’ launched

‘Positive Impact Manifesto’ launched

ING, united in the Banking Commission of the United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), today issued with 10 other banks the 'Positive Impact Manifesto'. The manifesto calls for an impact-based approach to banking, offering a bold and innovative vision of the banking sector’s central role in achieving sustainable development.

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Sustainability: a brave new world of opportunity

Sustainability: a brave new world of opportunity

Join ING environmental experts on topic - about climate change and the environment.

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Bypass complacency to secure future success

Bypass complacency to secure future success

Much has been said about the fall back in metals prices. With mining capacity having grown and trade barriers taken apart, prices across the global market have dropped significantly in the last few years, boosting the profitability of the European tech industry - a major importer.

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When is green green enough?

When is green green enough?

We bought a new house last month. The kitchen needs an upgrade, and we are keen to repaint the cabinets. Our colour of choice is green - dark green, like pine trees.

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Can companies be idealistic?

Can companies be idealistic?

Do companies behave ethically and sustainably because clients expect them to, or because they are convinced it’s the right thing to do? This question brings to mind a particularly heated discussion a friend and I had on this topic some fifteen years ago.

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Sustainable treasury taking the lead

Sustainable treasury taking the lead

Many dismiss ‘sustainability’ as a mere buzzword or something to be left for others to ponder. But with increasing numbers of corporates beginning to see the benefits of sustainable practice - from cost savings, to efficiency improvements, to a better working environment - treasurers are well positioned to take the lead on a new way of doing better business.

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The positive impact of the Equator Principles on project financing

The positive impact of the Equator Principles on project financing

It has taken the Equator Principles just 10 years to have a positive impact on lenders and clients alike.

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Tower of strength: financing a sustainability landmark

Tower of strength: financing a sustainability landmark

Torre Espacio is an iconic building in Madrid with world-leading design and environmental credentials. When it came to refinancing his acquisition, Andrew Tan, majority owner of the Philippines-listed AGI Group, chose to work with a bank that prioritises sustainability.

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Sustainability, a business opportunity for banks

Sustainability, a business opportunity for banks

A new trend is emerging in the banking world, as more financial institutions look to integrate sustainability into their business strategies. How do they do this? ING explained its approach recently at the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Investment Forum in Geneva.

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ING and Global Initiatives launch Sustainable Finance Collective Asia

ING and Global Initiatives launch Sustainable Finance Collective Asia

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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Piaggio: a swift ride to sustainability

Piaggio: a swift ride to sustainability

Piaggio is one of Italy’s best known companies: great design is in its DNA. When the company decided to enter a new market – electric bicycles – it was essential that Piaggio produce an innovative product that stayed true to its brand.

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ING’s green bond receives high ranking and awards

ING’s green bond receives high ranking and awards

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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A-Train AB drives sustainable success

A-Train AB drives sustainable success

Swedish rail link owner and operator A-Train AB continues to fulfil its mission to support the sustainable growth of Sweden’s largest airport, following a SEK1.28 billion debt refinancing package by a club of banks including ING.

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Hungary building on 10 years of success

Hungary building on 10 years of success

A decade after accession, Hungary is poised to enjoy significant growth in the short term, but the country must reinforce its competitiveness if it is to achieve sustainable growth in the future, writes István Salgó, country manager Hungary at ING Bank.

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Fulfilling sustainable ambitions of urban pioneer Izmir

Fulfilling sustainable ambitions of urban pioneer Izmir

Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city, located on the west coast, has secured financing that will enable it to drive an ambitious project to convert the thriving seaside metropolis into a regional beacon of sustainable transportation.

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Green money: financing scheme rewards suppliers who champion sustainability

Green money: financing scheme rewards suppliers who champion sustainability

Although supply chain financing schemes have been around for a while, ING is now using the tool to enable buyers to reward suppliers who prioritise sustainability.

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ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping

ING and EIB provide EUR 300m to finance green shipping

19-2-2018 - ING and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement to support green investments for the European shipping market for a total value of EUR 300m. ING and EIB will each contribute EUR 150m to the facility.

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ING introduces sustainable business loans with EcoVadis rating

ING introduces sustainable business loans with EcoVadis rating

ING introduces sustainable business loans for the broad group of non-listed companies. With these loans, the interest rate level increases or decreases with the achievement or not of sustainability criteria, which is assessed by the external rating agency EcoVadis.

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ING wins IFR award for green bond of the year

ING wins IFR award for green bond of the year

ING has won the ‘Socially responsible investing bond of the year’ award by International Financing Review (IFR) for its second green bond issuance. The money raised will fund a green loan portfolio of new and existing loans related to renewable energy and green buildings.

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‘Greening’ the shipping sector

‘Greening’ the shipping sector

ING and the European Investment Bank provide Dutch shipping company Spliethoff with €110 million to make its fleet less polluting.

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Why sustainability is Asia’s future

Why sustainability is Asia’s future

Asia Pacific is at the beginning of a journey that will increasingly see environmental, social and governance factors considered alongside economic drivers when decisions are made by governments, corporates and citizens.

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ING seals first green loan for rooftop solar projects in ASEAN

ING seals first green loan for rooftop solar projects in ASEAN

ING has added another 'first' to its growing portfolio of sustainable finance deals in the region by sealing the first green loan in ASEAN that is compliant with LMA/APLMA Green Loan Principles for a portfolio of rooftop solar projects.

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Painting the world green

Painting the world green

From sustainable water technology to financing for electric vehicles, renewable energy and green buildings: ING supported multiple sustainability transactions in the first quarter of 2019. Many of these were sustainability finance ‘firsts’, as ING empowers clients to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Another first in ING’s green portfolio

Another first in ING’s green portfolio

ING has set up a green finance framework for ITOCHU Europe PLC, providing the first-ever green loan to a Japanese trading company.

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$2.1 billion Sustainability-Linked Loan for Chinese COFCO

$2.1 billion Sustainability-Linked Loan for Chinese COFCO

ING, BBVA and Rabobank have jointly coordinated and participated in a $2.1 billion Sustainability-Linked Loan (SLL) for Chinese commodities trader COFCO International.

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Turning reservoirs into 'energy batteries'

Turning reservoirs into 'energy batteries'

Renewable energy is the next big thing powering Singapore and Asean, according to Erwin Maspolim, head of Utilities, Power & Renewables, Asia Pacific, ING.

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ING provides world’s first sustainability improvement derivative to SBM Offshore

ING provides world’s first sustainability improvement derivative to SBM Offshore

ING has introduced the world’s first sustainability improvement derivative (SID), a derivative with a credit spread that is linked to sustainability performance. The SID is being provided to SBM Offshore in connection with its US$1 billion, five-year revolving credit facility.

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Sustainable finance in Asia

Sustainable finance in Asia

A team of ING China and the Sustainable Finance APAC team have worked with the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), an influential think tank from China, to publish a report on sustainable finance in Asia. The report was launched in Beijing on 15 September.

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ING publishes first Terra progress report

ING publishes first Terra progress report

On 19 September, ING published the first progress report on Terra, ING’s approach to steer its €600 billion lending book in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to keep global warming to well-below two degrees.

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