Hans Biemans

Head of Sustainable Markets, ING, Amsterdam

Hans Biemans (MSc. MiF) has over 15 years of experience in sustainability in the financial industry and brings in a wealth of green financing structuring knowledge. Hans is member of the Committee of Experts of Milieukeur, the Dutch Ecolabelling body (also competent body for EU ecolabel).

Hans structured and originated Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds for many international and well-known issuers. He also developed the first EIB impact loan for SMEs in the market.

Hans’ main aim when structuring Green Bonds is to help Green Bond issuers to keep things practical, manageable and sustainable, and to increase access to Socially Responsible Investors (SRI). 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 is an active member of the ICMA Green Bond Principles (GBPs) working groups and 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 Principles.

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