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VP Sustainable Finance

  • ING Group
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:
  • ING Group
Brussels, Belgium
Full-time
Published:

THE ROLE AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

For ING, sustainability is a strategic theme to lead the way to tomorrow’s economy. Our approach is to shift the mainstream portfolio towards sustainability and integrate it into all client relations and transactions. A growing number of major companies have adopted sustainable business strategies to ensure their long term profitability. As a result, new sectors are emerging and business models are developing that require creative financial solutions. Companies are looking for banks and investors, which will finance their transitions towards sustainability. This provides ING with solid business opportunities which are profitable and contribute to a sustainable global economy.

ING receives high rankings in sustainability indexes and is considered as a leader for the integrated approach of sustainable business. The Sustainable Finance team is growing and provides sustainable financing solutions to clients through its regional hubs in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, New York and Singapore. To drive the business further we seek to extend our team by attracting a Sustainable Finance Vice President. We are looking for an entrepreneurial professional who would enjoy to further grow this sustainable business, by joining the regional Belux / Nordics Sustainable Finance Brussels team.

JOB DESCRIPTION / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Sustainable Finance Brussels is looking for a Sustainable Finance Expert who will:

  • Conduct ESG profile analysis on WB clients through research with an emphasis on sustainability strategy and performance;

  • Competently work on origination of sustainable deals across WB products by adhering to ING’s applied standards (f.i. high quality pitch books tailored to our client’s profile);

  • Work with the Relationship managers of the WB sector teams, the sustainability sector leads as well as the dedicated sector responsible persons within Sustainable Finance so that sector knowledge is well integrated in client discussions;

  • Be able to build up client interaction (both on sustainability strategy & WB products) and manage a deal process from origination to execution, with other deal team members and external deal participants, to result in a successful deal signing, in close collaboration with the regional Sustainable Finance lead;

  • Assessing external ‘green’, ‘social’, ‘sustainable’ or ‘transition’ criteria, incl. ESG ratings and relevant regulatory developments (f.i. EU Taxonomy) and applying these to ING’s proposed sustainable solutions;

  • Maintaining data quality, incl. populating internal databases and keeping track of market developments;

  • Support the regional lead in preparing internal & external profiling to put ING's sustainable business initiatives on the map for employees, clients, peers, and other stakeholders.


PROFILE:

A colleague with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and has the ability and drive to always being a step ahead. In other words, strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges in a fast changing and complex environment. A naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals and challenges the status quo and is eager to propose creative solutions to problems.

The Sustainable Finance Expert is expected to be:

  • Client focused: client engagement is the key priority in further strengthening the sustainability profile of our clients and drive the Sustainable Finance business;

  • Analytical & creative mindset;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit to drive the business in the region;

  • Able to service clients with a product agnostic mindset;

  • Experienced in origination and execution of transactions with a minimum of 5-7 year of commercial experience (ideally both financial transactions experience in structured finance, debt capital markets, credit analysis and/or deal structuring, and / or sustainability related roles) with sufficient active client-facing front-office experience. Experience with sustainability-related transactions is a plus;

  • Ability to mobilize the organization in a collaborative spirit;

  • A good network with external stakeholders regarding sustainable developments;

  • A Master degree holder in Business / Finance or other relevant disciplines;

  • Professional experience in ESG / Sustainability related content (banking / industry / regulatory / …) Sustainability related academic background is a positive;

  • Fluent in English (verbal and written).


WE REDEFINE BANKING. WHAT ABOUT YOU:

There has never been a more interesting time to work at ING. We’re on a journey that’s centred around our customers, powered by technology and driven by smart, determined people. Our customers feel our people are empowering them to stay a step ahead in life and in business. We’re proud of that!
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