Senior Sustainability Consultant

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Senior Sustainability Consultant - ING Global Sustainability Department

Our Purpose

Sustainability is one of the world’s biggest challenges. Climate change threatens our planet and us all. Many people around the world struggle with inequality, poor financial health and a lack of basic human rights. Putting sustainability at the heart of what we do recognizes that we have a responsibility to society to define new ways of doing business that align economic growth with positive environmental and social impact. We live up to this responsibility because it is the right thing to do.

We’ve always been a pioneer. And we’re determined to be a banking leader; building a sustainable future for our company, our customers, society and the environment. By protecting the planet and supporting people to make the necessary transition. How?

  • We lead by example by striving for net zero in our own operations.
  • We play our full part in the social and low-carbon transformation that’s necessary to achieve a sustainable future, steering our financing towards meeting global climate goals.
  • We work with our clients to help them achieve their own sustainability goals.
  • We manage the most relevant environmental and social risks.
  • And we empower our colleagues to contribute to it all.

Our commitment to sustainability leadership brings many business opportunities. There are also new risks that we’ll have to manage, as well as choices to make about what to do more of, less of or stop altogether – but always with client engagement as our starting point. Those choices will be difficult at times, but we commit to action and impact. ING’s strategy includes aligning economic growth with positive environmental and social impact. Our impact ambitions are:

  • Make the biggest impact by tackling the emissions related to ourentire business portfolio.
  • Set sector-specific goals for reducing emissions, to contribute to a 45% decrease in the world’s emissions by 2030.
  • Develop green lending products, investment funds and even green bank accounts for our retail and small business customers – with all Retail countries to offer green mortgages by 2025.
  • Reduce our own carbon footprint.

Role Description – Senior Sustainability Consultant

Currently there is an opportunity for Senior Sustainability Consultant to join our Retail Banking Chapter, with a key focus on leading our global Environmental Programme. The Programme focuses on INGs targets and programmes to reduce our operational footprint across Co2, energy, travel, water, and waste. In addition the role will support activities related to ING’s evolving biodiversity approach. The role sits within our Retail Banking Chapter, with a large focus on our biggest retail markets but still covers a global remit of the Environmental Programme. The position reports to the team’s Retail Banking Chapter Lead.


  • Lead the Environmental Programme of the bank, and support various departments and business units to improve our footprint.
  • Support the bank to set Footprint reduction targets, both globally and through advise to local business units for local targets.
  • Lead data collection and monitoring efforts, including improving scope, frequency and data quality.
  • Lead the Environmental Programme Steering Committee meetings and agenda process, and support the Steering Committee Chair and Executive Sponsors as they lead and steer on the implementation of programmes.
  • Lead annual reporting on progress for our Integrated Annual Reporting, our annual climate reporting, RE 100 reporting, UN Climate Neutral Now reporting, and through disclosures to ESG rating agencies.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in communications to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are aware of key programmes and milestones through updates and campaigns.
  • Manage the implementation of the banks Carbon Offset approach, partners, and procurement, and continually improve this over time to ensure the highest quality approach.
  • Support the biodiversity programme of the bank as we build approaches to integrating biodiversity analysis into our operations, approaches to financing and reporting.
  • Keep abreast of external developments in the field of nature-related solutions and biodiversity and make proposals to embed responses to these in ING’s approach.

Your profile

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Sustainability, Business, Energy or Building Management, or Data Analytics.
  • Can demonstrate significant experience working with GHG reporting and footprint reduction programmes (either with a large company or with a consultancy)
  • Knowledge in key areas of climate science, carbon reduction strategies, nature-related solutions and biodiversity.
  • Experience in managing or knowledge of energy and environmental management systems
  • Strong data analytics skills in order to collect, analyse, and present footprint data.
  • Ability to manage and present to executive level stakeholders
  • Strong organisational/project management skills
  • Problem analysis and judgment, with attention to detail critically important.
  • Ability to work in an international environment, with more than 20 countries across various cultures represented in data collection.
  • High ambition/ energy level in order to reach continually dynamic expectations related to ESG regulation and stakeholder management.
  • A good collaborator, within and across teams
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in business English is required and oral proficiency in Dutch is a bonus.

The Global Sustainability Department

Our Global Sustainability Department, reports directly to the CEO, and oversees the Sustainability Direction of ING Group globally, including strategies to improve Sustainability for our customers, our community, and our colleagues. Our team of sustainability consultants integrate sustainability within our banking operations worldwide, across both Retail and Wholesale Banking markets, and covers advice and programme management across the full range of ESG objectives. ING has been recognised as one of the most sustainable banks in the world for our contributions to progressing action on key global challenges such as climate change and the impacts of technology on society.

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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