#SustyTalk: ING's Leonie Schreve on financing a green Covid-19 recovery

edie's #SustyTalk interview series continues with ING's global head of sustainable finance Leonie Schreve, who outlines the bank's ambitions to collaborate and create a green economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

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With the UK on lockdown (albeit now easing) and edie readers working remotely or on furlough, this brand new series of video interviews keeps you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.

#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie's loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on, through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

edie’s senior reporter Sarah George dials Amsterdam to speak with ING's global head of sustainable finance Leonie Schreve, who provides an overview of the bank's recent sustainability announcements. ING recently co-formed a new venture designed to decarbonise the Netherlands' inland shipping sector, for example, and has also joined more than 200 other businesses in lobbing Dutch legislators to create a truly green Covid-19 recovery package. 

Schreve also provides a broader overview of the role which the financial sector has in delivering the net-zero transition in a post-pandemic world. 

"We see clients really putting [the green recovery] as their top priority," she said. "I think the realisation is that making yourself resilient equals making the transition on sustainability." 

Click here to see our catalogue of #SustyTalk video interviews.

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ING at edie's Sustainable Investment Digital Conference

edie is launching its first bespoke sustainability conference focused on green finance, with experts from ING, BlackRock, BNP Paribas and more set to discuss investment and the green recovery at the Sustainable Investment Digital Conference on 7-8 September 2020.

The two-day digital event will feature a myriad of expert panel discussions, breakouts and deep dives into key green finance themes - plus opportunities to network virtually with delegates.

For further information, sponsorship inquiries and registration, click here


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