Our approach to net zero
Helping our clients and markets transition by 2050
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.
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.
A word from Bill Winters
Our Group Chief Executive Bill Winters discusses why helping our clients transition to net zero is our greatest challenge yet.Watch the video
Our key commitments
We are committing to accelerate low carbon opportunities in the world's fast growing, most populous markets.
Reduce financed emissions
We aim to reduce the emissions we finance, with targets for carbon-intensive sectors and further restrictions on coal
Finance transition projects
We plan to mobilise USD300 billion in green and transition finance
Accelerate new solutions
We are deploying a Transition Acceleration Team and launching new products
For more information on our approach, get in touch.