The GlobalCapital Sustainable & Responsible Capital Markets Forum

Hans Biemans

Head of Sustainable Markets

ING Wholesale Banking

Hans Biemans is the head of sustainable markets at ING Wholesale Banking. He has over 15 years of experience in sustainability in the financial industry and brings in a wealth of green financing structuring knowledge. Hans structured and originated green, social and sustainability bonds for Alphatrains, Anglian Water, Alliander, Comunidad de Marid, EIB, FrieslandCampina, KfW, BNG BANK, DBS, FMO, Heerema Marine Contractors, Kommunalkredit, Land NRW, NWB Bank, Obvion, Rabobank, Rentenbank, Repower, TenneT, Iberdrola, Engie, Repower, Starbucks, and Sainsbury’s and other issuers. He also developed the first EIB impact loan for SMEs in the market. His main aim when structuring green bonds is to help green bond issuers to keep things practical and manageable, and to increase access to socially responsible investors. Hans is well known amongst SRI investors and he closely follows the developments on their side to ensure that green and social bond frameworks match their preferences as well. Hans has been active executive committee member of the ICMA green bond principles (GBPs) where he co-chaired the important working group for the green use of proceeds definitions to further develop and streamline the issuance of green bonds. Hans was also directly involved in the creation of the ICMA social bond guidance.

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Tue 05 Sep 2017