Industries in Transition

With topics around urban transformation, energy transition, the future of transport and critical infrastructure across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, this content series will unearth fresh trends and showcase how we are supporting clients in the transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.

"Our presence in markets facing the biggest capital shortfall for the net zero transition gives us an opportunity to ensure that economic development continues while climate impact is reduced."

Simon Cooper
Chief Executive, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Chief Executive, Europe & Americas

 

The Transition Finance Imperative: A Conversation with Simon Cooper

The global transition to net zero carbon emissions is the biggest challenge that we face today. Emerging markets and hard-to-abate industries face the biggest capital shortfall. With more than half of the capital required to finance the net-zero transition needed before 2030, we must act now. How can we help to make net zero a reality?

"We need a real conversation about the urgent need for a just transition and the challenges of achieving net zero."

Daniel Hanna headshotDaniel Hanna
Global Head, Sustainable Finance

“We want to help accelerate the world to net zero by supporting our clients achieve our collective goals on transitioning.”

Chow Wan Thonh
Global Head, Global Industries Group

Navigating Net Zero: Why Transitioning is Non-Negotiable

Emerging markets and hard-to-abate industries face the most significant net-zero transition capital shortfall. Without them, net-zero is impossible. How can we plug the gaps to fund their transition and keep the world on track to meet critical targets under the Paris Agreement?

Metals and Mining

"The financial community has an instrumental role to play in moving carbon-intensive sectors like mining and steelmaking towards more sustainable practices, and helping clients explore energy transition opportunities.”

Richard Horrocks-Taylor
Global Head, Metals & Mining

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Digging in to Net Zero Part 1: Reducing emissions

In this three-part series, we consider how the mining industry can achieve its net zero commitments. This first instalment looks at reducing mine site emissions.

Digging in to Net Zero Part 2: Capture and store carbon

In this three-part series, we consider how the mining industry can achieve its net zero commitments. Here, a look at carbon capture and China’s key role in reducing the sector’s emissions.

Oil and Gas

"We’re supporting the oil and gas sector in the transition to net zero and financing clients in emerging markets where the transition to cleaner energy is a critical part of their journey.”

Alok Sinha
Global Head of Oil & Gas and Chemicals

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The role of the capital markets in driving the energy transition

The energy transition has not only created a paradigm shift in the sources of energy supply, but it has also instigated a holistic reconsideration of the methods and processes of the financial sector when deploying capital. 

Industries in Transitions e-magazine

Our first e-magazine, which is a collation of articles, podcasts and case studies on topics ranging from urban transformation, energy transition to the future of transport across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Our first e-magazine, which is a collation of articles, podcasts and case studies on topics ranging from urban transformation, energy transition to the future of transport across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Podcast Series

A look at the challenges, triumphs and lessons learned as businesses drive change to build a sustainable future.

Restoring nature

Capturing the carbon opportunity

One of the ways to reduce carbon emissions is through carbon markets, by setting a price on emissions and enabling the trading of emission units. But how do carbon markets actually work? And are they the answer to the global drive to net zero?

In this podcast, Chris Leeds, Executive Director, Commodity Origination at Standard Chartered, explains the economics of carbon markets and discusses its impact in emerging markets and beyond.

Critical Infrastructure

Five Clean-Tech Trends for 2021

Green data: making the cloud more sustainable

The Future of Energy

solar farm

Accelerating the energy transition: The next wave

Solar, Wind and Hydrogen Power

The promise and reality of hydrogen

Solar farm across hillside

Funding the clean energy transition: A look at blended finance

Sustainable Transportation

Cargo ship with containers

The blue economy: How emerging markets can grow through a cleaner maritime industry

unlocking clean land transport Investment

The green route: unlocking clean land transport investment in emerging economies

Green Skies: sustainable finance in aviation

Urban Transformation

city transitioning to clean energy

Transforming project finance: how sustainable infrastructure will spur economic recovery

Beach transitioning from dirty to clean

How smart sustainable investments can help make the world more resilient

Investing for Impact

The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: closing the emerging markets’ capital gap

Transition to being more sustainable

Funding a more sustainable world

plant growing

The path to a green recovery in emerging markets and beyond