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.
Accelerating to net zero
Building sustainable infrastructure with private capital
What role does private capital play in sustainable infrastructure and net zero cities?
The critical role of circular economies in achieving net zero
To realise net zero targets and achieve a more sustainable future, the business ecosystem must embrace a circular economic model.
Multilateral development banks: A clear path to closing the world’s infrastructure gap
To close the world’s infrastructure financing gap, the multilateral development banks need to collaborate with the private sector.
India’s energy transition: A major economic opportunity
India’s ambitious plan to transition to renewable energy sources presents attractive opportunities for investors.
Blended finance has a central role to play in combating climate change
Translating climate pledges into substantial action is one of the biggest challenges we face. Ahead of the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference, Standard Chartered Group Chief Executive Bill Winters shared his views with Tim Adams, President and CEO of the Institute of International Finance, at the IIF Emerging Markets Sustainable Finance Summit.
Asia’s path to net zero: why we must mobilise capital at scale to support its transition
Emerging Asia’s transition towards net zero throws up challenges and opportunities for the financial sector. We believe a successful and orderly transition can benefit the environment, emerging and frontier economies and the people that live in them. And we’re committed to finding fresh ways to support the transition while shoring up ongoing development and job creation.
Convergence and the path to a net zero future
Ample liquidity, decarbonisation strategies and new business models are driving industry convergence around clean power. How can we support this convergence to realise a net zero future?
Innovation in green finance
Channelling sustainable finance where it’s needed most will maximise real-world impact.
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?
The Transition Finance Imperative Part Two: A Conversation with Simon Cooper
Transitioning emerging markets and carbon-intensive industries is vital to realize net zero. Simon Cooper, our CEO of Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and CEO of Europe & The Americas, outlines our new targets which will help mobilize capital, accelerate climate solutions and reduce emissions to help deliver a just transition.
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?
Meet the CSO series
Industries in transition: Meet the CSO
This series of dialogues with various CSOs from different industries will delve into the strategic shifts that are happening in their world, and their personal insights and perspectives in navigating their companies to achieving net zero.
A look at the challenges, triumphs and lessons learned as businesses drive change to build a sustainable future.
Industries in transition podcast: The Adaptation Economy
According to the IMF, in any given year since 2000, climate disasters have killed more than 2,600 people, affected 7 million others, and caused USD2 billion in direct material damage. This economic impact of climate change shows how adaptation policies have become a pressing priority. It underscores the need for international support to finance adaptation.
"We are working alongside key players in the hard-to-abate sectors such as oil and gas and metals and mining, finding opportunities and funding projects for industries to diversify and shift towards new economy sectors.”
Managing Director and Global Head, Cleantech Coverage
Five cleantech trends for 2023
A look into the cleantech shape shifters for the year and the opportunities they present to investors.
Five clean tech trends for 2022
Industry convergence, private market fund flows, hawkish monetary policy, fragmenting supply chains and rising carbon prices - as the race to net zero picks up, we explore the trends that could shape the climate tech space in 2022.
A catalyst for clean energy investments in emerging markets
This landmark deal marks one of the largest ever sales of an independent renewable energy company in the Middle East and North Africa region, highlighting the exciting opportunities in this space, and catalysing much needed investments into this region.
Powering the floating solar revolution
Solar power is one of the cheapest sources of energy, yet this land-intensive technology often displaces cropland and forests. Floating solar projects can change that.
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.”
Global Head, Metals & Mining
Financing critical minerals on the road to a more sustainable auto sector
Financing minerals growth is key to the car industry meeting EV market targets.
Metals and Mining: Value creation in a net zero era
Our Industries in Transition e-magazine: Metals and Mining edition takes a look at some of the ways that we are supporting our clients in this sector to explore energy transition opportunities.
Balancing growth and decarbonisation: The case of steel in India
Steel production accounts for over 7 per cent of global CO2 emissions and demand for steel is set to rise. Find out what India’s steel producers are doing to decarbonise the sector.
Mining and the race to net zero
A sustainable future is possible for the mining industry, but there are significant challenges to overcome. What does the industry’s route to net zero look like?
Supercharged: How lithium can remain key to the energy transition
Lithium is a critical component in electric vehicles, but in this era of new technologies, the number of potential replacements is growing. How can the lithium industry continue to power the green revolution?
Ironing Out China’s Plan for Carbon-Neutral Steel Production
Steelmakers must halve emissions for the world to achieve their net zero goals. How can we help China, the world’s largest producer, foster cleaner production amid rising demand?
Unlocking opportunities throughout the metals and mining industry value chain
Metals and minerals are critical to many technologies in energy transition. Watch the video to find out how we’re unlocking opportunities throughout the metals and mining industry value chain.
Digging in to Net Zero Part 3: Offsets
In this three-part series, we consider how the mining industry can achieve its net zero commitments. In this final instalment – how an effective offset market can further the sector’s efforts.
Commercial real estate
"Given our institutional footprint across both developing and developed markets, we are well-placed to support our clients globally in understanding how best to approach the green real estate boom.”
Global Head of Commercial Real Estate, Standard Chartered
How Sustainability-Linked Loans can contribute to greening the building sector
Companies are increasingly embracing sustainability-linked loans to overcome sustainability challenges. Find out how Shui On, a global property developer is doing just this.
Sustainable buildings: Greening the real estate sector
We’re helping to green the real estate sector by collaborating with clients like BentallGreenOak and Schroders Capital Real Estate to participate in green building certifications.
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.”
Global Head of Oil & Gas and Chemicals
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.
Green data: making the cloud more sustainable
As internet traffic surges, data centres are turning to finance for sustainability solutions.
Industries in Transitions e-magazine
Industries in Transition Magazine edition 5: Asia’s path to net zero
With articles around cleantech and sustainable finance case studies across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, this e-magazine will unearth fresh trends and showcase how we are supporting clients in the transition towards a more sustainable and inclusive future.