Leon Wijnands

Leon Wijnands

Company: ING Group

Position: Global Head of Sustainability

“I see sustainability as a resource of opportunities that inspires to innovate”

Léon Wijnands is Global Head of Sustainability since November 2013 at ING.

Sustainability is a strategic priority for ING and built into the purpose of the company. The department has set the direction focusing on integrating sustainability more into the core business of ING and accelerating two themes where ING can have an impact on society; financially empowering people and navigating sustainable transitions for businesses.

Léon has more than 25 years of experience in banking, particularly in the field of sales and marketing. Prior to his current position, Léon led the ING Bank Customer Contact Centers and the Customer Intelligence team. Over the years he was responsible for the 21 branches in the “District Amsterdam” and has led many marketing initiatives as well as change programmes.

Léon holds a master degree in business economics, business administration and in financial economics. He joined ING in 1990.

Follow him on Twitter @leonwijnands

Participates in the sessions:

  • Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives


    Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives

    • The idea of sustainable development in practice. Achievements and directions
    • The role of the state and law in supporting sustainable development. National and EU regulations
    • What does ‘sustainable economy’ mean? Business versus the environment
    • Green corporate strategies. Producer responsibility in practice
    • Informed consumers. New models of market behaviour in the era of ecodevelopment
    • How to create goods and services based on natural renewable resources?
    • How, if at all, should non-renewable resources be used? Self-restraint and alternatives
    • Technologies and innovations for sustainable development

    Sustainable development – one idea, three perspectives


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