HBO/WO internship - Sustainability initiative innovation office

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Terra is a high-profile project within ING aimed at making ING’s loan portfolio more sustainable. This means bringing the loan portfolio in line with 2o scenario, a goal agreed on by national governments during the Paris Accord.

ING believes that all sustainable progress is driven by people with the imagination and determination to improve their future and the futures of those around them.

This project is run in the Innovation office of ING. Based on a partnership with an external, reputable third party (non-profit, EU funded), the Terra team is co-creating a software tool to analyse loan portfolios by linking them to external information of all the relevant real assets (e.g. production facilities, oil fields) in climate relevant sectors. This will allow banks to analyse whether their loan portfolios are aligned to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, but also to set strategies for sustainable growth. The team is now looking for an intern that has the ambition and imagination to help bring the minimal viable product into an end product.

You work in a small dedicated team and collaborate with important stakeholders internally and externally. You will join the team with the following activities:

  • Contributing to the further development of the matching algorithm (matching external asset data to ING company information) and expansion of the tool
  • Improving the matching of INGs portfolio
  • Helping to set up an international banking pilot to use this methodology with other lending portfolios
  • Development of dashboards for internal steering & prospecting
  • Internal / external communication: Meetings with internal stakeholders and external stakeholders such as NGOs, peers regulators.
  • Work with the ING sector teams to set targets and strategy on 2 degree alignment of the loan portfolio
  • Examine ways to scale this project/ writing a business plan for possible further commercialization

Your profile

  • You are excited by innovation and setting up new businesses
  • You are able to operate comfortably with people from various backgrounds
  • Good inter-personal and influencing skills: able to quickly establish a rapport , and likes to work in teams
  • Good organizational skills: able to work within the team and in broader project teams spanning ING Group
  • Able to adhere to tight deadlines and work under pressure. Able to deliver high-quality work
  • Analytical: must be comfortable working with large datasets and creating insights based on differing metrics applicable to different sectors
  • Languages: written and spoken English essential; Dutch useful
  • Time commitment: full time role
  • Internship for 6 months

Other departments involved

You will work in close cooperation with ING’s innovation office, the Wholesale Banking Sector and Lending teams, as well as various Wholesale and Group staff departments (a.o. Sustainability and Communications),

Specific Knowledge/Skills Required

  • “Getting things done” attitude
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work with excel
  • Proactive
  • Good communication / presentation skills
  • Affinity with innovation / new product development

What is in it for you:

Would you like play a key role in creating a solution that could change the way the banking sector assesses its impact on the climate?

You will gain an understanding of ING’s innovation methodology, as well as work in the midst of setting up a climate strategy for ING.

The candidate will also be able to get to know various part of ING Bank and build a network.

For questions, please contact Katharina Maass at as early as possible, but latest by the 31st of August 2018.

Please note that to apply for an internship you must be enrolled at a university.

Stage informatie

Organisatie: Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: $}




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