Associate/ VP (ESG Strategy Specialist - Sustainable Finance)


Associate/ Vice President - Sustainable Finance

Core Information:

Department: Wholesale Banking

Manager: EMEA Head Sustainable Finance (Amsterdam)

The role & work environment:

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 Sustainable Finance team by attracting an ESG strategy specialist. We are looking for an entrepreneurial professional who would enjoy to further grow the business, can support all product groups by structuring sustainable solutions and accelerate potential across the region.


You will work on new product developments in the ESG space to shape the market further. You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work on advanced ESG tooling and business development to strengthen the Sustainable Finance offering towards our clients
  • Create innovative commercial (ESG) insights for clients
  • Continue innovations in new sustainable finance products and structures to solve real issues and identify new growth markets
  • Enhance internal and external profiling to put ING's sustainable business initiatives on the map for employees, clients, peers, and other stakeholders
  • Work on marketing preparation, origination and sustainable deals execution, with other deal team members and external deal participants to provide/manage all execution necessary to bring a deal to a successful close with minimum support


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 ESG Strategy Specialist is expected to be:

  • Analytical & creative mindset
  • Intellectual curiosity to explore new grounds
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to drive the business in the region;
  • Able to service clients with a product agnostic mindset;
  • Experience in sustainability consultancy, investment field or relevant organization with a minimum of 4-7 year of active client-facing front-office experience.
  • Experience with sustainability-related advisory in financial 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 relevant disciplines (additional sustainability related academic background a positive)
  • Strong communication skills and fluent in English (verbal and written).

What we offer

A job from 36 to 40 hours and a unique offer that fits in with the times of today. We take into account your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life. Discover yourself our employment conditions. ;

  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience;
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility to work at home;
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses;
  • 24 vacation days with a 36-hour working week. If you work 40 hours a week, you will receive 27 vacation days;
  • Pension scheme;
  • 13th month salary;
  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary;
  • 8% Holiday payment;
  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities to realize your ambitions;
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues who strive for the very best.


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Please note, multiple interview steps involving various business stakeholders will be part of the selection process.

Vacature informatie

Organisatie: ING

Locatie: Amsterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO


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