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Sustainable Finance Lead

Impiegato | Wholesale Banking | Lombardia | 2024-01-29 | 069332


Are you passionate about sustainability and engaging with clients on this theme? Do you believe that sustainable business is the future? 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, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Paris, New York and Singapore, Seoul, Sydney and Hong Kong. To drive the business further in Italy we seek to extend our team by attracting a dedicated Sustainable Finance Lead in Milan. The Lead will drive the sustainable business for existing and potential clients within this region, playing an important role in the context of execution of WB Italy growth plan for 2024-2028.

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. 


The Sustainable Finance Lead Italy will:

  • Drive innovations in new sustainable finance products and structures, which will provide added value to clients and drive the sustainable business with our clients. 
  • Be responsible together with all front office teams to originate & execute sustainable transactions.
  • Act as face to the market for Sustainable Finance in Italy. As such you will build & manage relations with experts, advisors and industry/finance & governmental bodies enabling you to be an active advocate in external conferences, roundtables and associations & increase credibility towards clients.
  • Execute the EMEA sustainable finance strategy into the local market and as such will craft marketing & origination plans, identify growth opportunities and groundbreaking sustainable structures for the various product groups.
  • Work with the Sustainability Champions network within Wholesale Banking to formulate & execute a regional strategy.
  • Improve and build ING's profile in sustainable business initiatives for employees, clients, peers, and other partners.


A professional with a talent for taking it on and making it happen, enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and with 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 Lead is expected to:

  • Have client focus: client engagement is the key priority in further strengthening the sustainability profile of our clients and drive the Sustainable Finance business.
  • Have analytical & creative mindset.
  • Have entrepreneurial spirit to drive the business in the region.
  • Be able to take to service clients with a product agnostic mindset.
  • Have experience in origination and execution of transactions with a minimum of 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 minimum 5 years of active client-facing front-office experience. Experience with sustainability-related transactions is a plus
  • Be able to mobilize the organization in a collaborative spirit
  • Have a good network with external stakeholders regarding sustainable developments 
  • Possess a Master degree holder in Business/Finance or other relevant disciplines (additional sustainability related academic background a positive)
  • Be fluent in Italian and English (verbal and written).

Duration: Permanent

Location: Milan (hybrid)

About ING

ING offers many opportunities to build a diverse and rewarding career. You will be joining an international innovative digital bank, the first in Italy to adopt a fully flexible smart working model, and you will be working in a stimulating environment where you can grow both as an individual and as a professional.

Our purpose - empowering people to stay a step ahead in life and in business - represents our belief in people’s potential. We don’t judge, coach or to tell people how to live their lives. We empower people and businesses to realize their own vision for a better future.

#doyourthing is our brand direction with us each and every day. It is how we articulate our purpose and our promise to make banking frictionless to the world. ‘do your thing’ is about people being free to live the life they want to live, knowing that they will make their world a little better for it.

Do you think you are "a step ahead"? Apply now!

The benefits of joining ING

In addition to being a part of a great team, working in a fun and innovative environment, we offer:

  • Super flexible smart working
  • Competitive base salaries and performance based bonuses
  • Diverse cultures & Innovative mindsets
  • International Environment
  • Commitment to sustainability
  • Lots of training development opportunities to help you grow
  • Lots of moments dedicated to physical and mental well-being
  • A special day off when it is your birthday: we call it #doyourbirthday!
  • And of course we can’t forget: free water & coffee at the office!

Our Commitment

Diversity is a fundamental element of our corporate culture, and we are fully committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment, based on mutual respect and the value of diversity, offering equal job opportunities to all qualified candidates.


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