VP Sustainable Finance

VP Sustainable Finance

ING Group

Brussels, Belgium

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.


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).

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