Event Calendar

Thursday, March 7, 2019

US SIF Company Call: ING

Start Date: 3/7/2019 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 3/7/2019 1:00 PM EST

United States 

Organization Name: US SIF

Adam Sickle
Email: info@ussif.org
Phone: 2027193790

Join us on an upcoming company call with ING to hear from Anne van Riel, Head of Sustainable Finance Americas. Anne is responsible for promoting sustainable transactions and expanding green financing and KPI-linked loan products within this region. She has extensive experience in project finance, advisory, structuring and executing debt and private equity transactions in the United States and Latin America. 

In April 2017, ING Group issued the world’s first-of-its-kind sustainability-linked loan to Philips, coupling the interest rate of the EUR 1 billion loan to the company’s sustainability performance. By June 2018, ING Group closed 15 similar deals where the bank would lower the cost of borrowing by between 5% and 10% based on the company’s ESG rating.

Since then, other forward-looking lenders and borrowers have followed suit, linking ESG ratings and related KPIs to interest rates of loans and other financial instruments. This new use case for ESG ratings dovetails a broader shift towards incentivizing sustainability improvement among corporates via capital raising activities.  

Topics will include:

  • The ins and outs of the green loan industry
  • Motivations for issuing ESG linked loans
  • Challenges and opportunities in this growing industry

This webinar is open exclusively to members of US SIF. If you are a US SIF member, click here to register.