Since 1989, ING has acted as the global partner of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO), often cited as the best orchestra in the world. The orchestra is made up of no fewer than 120 players hailing from over twenty countries, all of whom come together to create a single, unified world of sound. Each musician in the orchestra is one of the world’s best players of his or her instrument. The orchestra also employs some of the world’s leading conductors and soloists. In addition to ninety concerts performed at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam each year, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra gives forty concerts in major concert halls abroad – from New York and London to Hong Kong.
The RCO and ING have been working together for many years in the areas of international business, attracting a wide audience, marketing and banking. ING is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the Netherlands’ leading cultural ambassador!
Culture has long been important to ING’s clients and employees. Indeed, ING is committed to making culture accessible to a wide audience, which is why the bank is partner of various cultural projects worldwide.
With over 8 million account holders, ING is one of the largest leading financial service providers in the Netherlands. ING offers its customers convenience, value for money and personal advice. Private and business clients can rely on ING’s full range of financial products to meet their payment, savings, credit, mortgage and investment needs. ING also acts as an insurance and pensions intermediary. ING is a Dutch subsidiary of the ING Group, an international financial institution with over 85 million customers in Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Australia.
Since 1 March 2011, Unilever is a partner of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam. Unilever is the second main partner, next to ING Bank.
“We are enormously proud to be able to contribute to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with its many prominent, world-class musicians and conductors and thus support the further development of culture in our society. Moreover, this partnership is an excellent fit as both partners are committed to being world-leading in their field, which involves passion, quality and top talent.” Paul Polman, CEO Unilever
Unilever wants to show its commitment to society, not only through its products but also in other ways. They feel it is important to contribute to maintaining and further developing culture in our society.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of foods and home & personal care products. Its portfolio of over 400 brands includes well-known and popular global brands such as AXE, Becel, Dove, Knorr, Lipton, Magnum, Omo and Rexona. Every day two billion people all over the world use Unilever products.
Unilever wants to create a better future, every day. With their brands and services – and through partnerships – Unilever want to help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. Sustainable growth is their core business, guided by the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, launched since 2010 with ambitious targets in the areas of health & well-being, enhanced livelihoods and less environmental impact.