If you had USD75 billion to spend to make the world greener, cleaner and more sustainable, how would you spend it?

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See our vision for a sustainable future through the eyes of nature herself.

The clock is ticking

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Bill Winters

“Average temperatures could rise by 6 degrees Celsius by the end of this century and the consequences would be catastrophic. To ensure capital gets to where it is needed most to achieve climate goals, the world must work together and fast. Business as usual as we know it is no longer acceptable; let’s all come together to help save the planet.” ¹

– Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive

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We have made a series of commitments supporting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the transition to a cleaner, greener, fairer economy.

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Our unique footprint across 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets means we are well placed to help get finance to where it matters most. That is why we have a renewed target for financing and facilitating

USD35 billion

of clean technology and renewables, and

USD40 billion

of sustainable infrastructure

Solar power: lighting it up

In the next 30 years,² the planet’s electricity consumption could soar by

62 per cent

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How will we feed that demand?

With renewable energy like solar – now one of the cheapest forms of energy in much of the world.

What’s next for solar? Watch the video to find out

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Hear from a panel of business leaders about how sustainable development can help build a better future for the planet.

Sustainable investment is growing

Sustainable investment has increased, with USD10 trillion in three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; and Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.³

But the World Economic Forum estimates that an additional USD2.5 trillion is needed in investment every year.⁴

Otherwise, we may not reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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How can we ensure the flow of investment continues?

Sustainable infrastructure

Why it’s time to move away from carbon

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To create greener infrastructure, it’s time to get back on track.

That’s why we’ve invested

USD1.46 billion

in Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway, one of the longest, fastest rail corridors in East Africa — a project set to generate 8,000 direct employment opportunities.

When complete, it will be 550km long, ferrying people and cargo from Dar Es Salaam and boosting regional trade.

The railway will be able to carry

10,000 tonnes

of freight per trip. It would take 500 lorries to carry the same amount. ⁵

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Explore our climate change hub: the stories and stats that matter

See how we’re powering the sustainability space

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The five types of sustainable investors: which type are you?

The USD50 trillion question: is investment going where it's needed most?