Transition to net zero

The world must reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 to stave off the worst effects of climate change. The onus is on governments, corporations and individuals to do their part.

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Why this is important to us

We believe that climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today and that its impact will hit hardest in the communities and markets where we operate, namely Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The need for a just transition to an inclusive, net-zero economy brings with it a huge opportunity for innovation and growth for our clients and our Bank.

We aim to reduce absolute financed thermal coal mining emissions by 85 per cent by 2030

By the end of 2022 we expect all our clients in the Power Generation, Mining & Metals and Oil & Gas sectors to have a strategy to transition their business in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement

Our aims

We are committing to accelerate low carbon opportunities in the world's fast growing, most populous markets.

We aim to reduce absolute financed thermal coal mining emissions by 85 per cent by 2030

We are deploying a Transition Acceleration Team and launching new products and partnerships

Contact us

For more information on our approach, get in touch.