The GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum

Roland Mees

Director, Sustainable Finance

ING Wholesale Banking

Roland is a director of sustainable finance in ING Wholesale Banking, based in Amsterdam. Roland initiated the lending product, which couples the interest rate on a loan for general corporate purposes to the client’s year-on-year sustainability performance improvement, as measured by Sustainalytics.  Previously Roland has performed various roles in and outside ING in structured finance, programme management, data infrastructure and credit risk modelling. Next to his roles in banking, Roland has completed his PhD thesis, which he will defend in early November. Whilst being a practical philosopher and ethicist, Roland analyses psychological difficulties of taking action that promotes sustainable development. He holds masters’ degrees in mathematics from Utrecht University, and business administration from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

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Tue 05 Sep 2017