Our climate strategy

We’re committed to the transition to net zero

We’re focused on helping to deliver a net zero global economy. It’s a pillar of our strategy as a business.

We aim to achieve net zero in our operations and supply chain by 2030 and in our financing portfolio by 2050. Between now and then, we’re working with our clients to help them reduce their emissions and scale up low-carbon solutions, as we work to reduce our own. This will be a change over time, as businesses and economies progressively move away from high-carbon activities.

We call this the transition to net zero. We can have the biggest impact by working with our clients to help them achieve it.

In addition, we’re providing finance to accelerate climate change solutions and building global partnerships to help channel investment swiftly towards sustainable projects.

And as we transform our own operations and supply chain to net zero by 2030 or sooner, we’re asking our suppliers to do the same.

Climate collaboration (duration 1:24) How we’re helping customers reduce their emissions

Our climate policies and targets

We will align our financed emissions - the emissions produced by the customers and projects we finance - to net zero by 2050 or sooner.

We have set on-balance sheet financed emissions targets to 2030 for key carbon intensive sectors. Our targets include a commitment to phase down our fossil fuel financing in line with what’s needed to achieve net zero by 2050. In the meantime, we continue to support energy clients that take an active role in the energy transition, helping to finance and invest in the technologies and infrastructure needed to succeed. We engage closely with our clients on their transition plans, which helps us to track our own progress towards net zero by 2050.

Partnering to scale finance for the transition at COP28

We announced a number of partnerships at the summit to support the net zero transition.

We’ve set climate targets for the real economy

We’ve announced further financed emissions targets for four carbon-intensive sectors.

We’re phasing out coal financing

Our policy, commitments and targets on thermal coal.

Our Net Zero Transition Plan

Our first Net Zero Transition Plan is an important milestone in the journey to achieving our net zero ambition.

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  • Financing net zero

    We’re working with our customers to support their transition to lower carbon emissions.

  • Net zero in our operations

    Our ambition is to be net zero carbon emissions in our own operations and supply chain by 2030.

  • Tracking the emissions we finance

    We’re setting policies and targets to support our customers in the highest-emitting sectors to reduce emissions.

  • Climate Solutions Partnership

    We are working with WRI and WWF to help climate solutions become commercial reality.

  • Transition Pathways

    Explore research, insights and solutions for businesses in hard-to-abate sectors navigating towards net zero.

ESG and responsible business

We are committed to doing business responsibly. Find out more about our approach to environmental, social and governance issues.

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