Finance for a sustainable future

Sustainable finance hub

The UK's offer

  • London ranks #1 in the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) and tops all areas of competitiveness
  • Pioneer in sustainable investment
  • Great size and depth of capital to fund green projects
  • International platforms for the world to finance their sustainability objectives
  • Strong policy support from the government and regulators

Helping economies worldwide tackle climate challenges

Mobilising and accelerating private capital flows into sustainable projects can lead to a range of societal benefits and can provide investors with a way to ensure their capital is contributing to a resilient future.  
 
The UK is a well-established one-stop shop for green finance. It offers access to a wide spectrum of products and services – from ESG-themed funds to sustainability advisory – as firms and economies globally transition to net zero.

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The Net Zero Delivery Summit

The Net Zero Delivery Summit

The Finance for Impact Summit

The Finance for Impact Summit

Green Horizon events

Green Horizon events

120

UK financial institutions participate in the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

the highest globally

£89bn

responsible investments funds managed in the UK in 2021

almost tripled from 2020

£11.6bn

climate finance committed by the UK

between 2021-2026

Championing sustainable finance: the UK's global offer

Learn more about how the UK's sustainable finance ecosystem can help the world to mobilise and scale up sustainable finance

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A one-stop shop with global reach

The UK is the only financial centre that leads both conventional and green financial centre rankings. It has a strong track record in attracting international corporates and issuers to finance their sustainability objectives.  
 
London tops the Global Green Finance Index. Our offer spans data, research, advisory and legal services, deal structuring, risk management, fund-raising platforms, and investment instruments.   
 
Recently, the UK has seen rapid growth in sustainable finance across asset classes. A wide range of sustainability-related products are listed in the UK 

Mobilising private capital to reach net zero

It is estimated that US$1-2tn a year is needed to achieve net zero by 2050.To maintain momentum on key policy initiatives for finance from COP 26, the UK has an opportunity to show leadership in financing the transition to net zero.

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Setting the standard internationally

London is a leading global financial centre for green finance depth and quality.

London is a leading global financial centre for green finance depth and quality.

Place-based impact investing

Together with the Impact Investing Institute, the City of London Corporation is sponsoring research into place-based impact investing.

Together with the Impact Investing Institute, the City of London Corporation is sponsoring research into place-based impact investing.

Championing a global sustainable finance system

UK institutions are at the forefront of agenda-setting and advocacy on climate change, leveraging the UK’s global influence to drive long-term growth for sustainable finance and improving transparency and credibility.  

The UK was the first G20 country to make TCFD-aligned disclosures mandatory across the economy. The UK also nurtures innovations for the climate challenge, such as the development of a credible voluntary carbon market. The City of London Corporation is a Founding Sponsor of the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market, a global governance body for the voluntary carbon market. 

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NatWest Group

NatWest Group

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BNP Paribas

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Nossa Data

Nossa Data

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Thomas Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd

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Impax Asset Management

Impax Asset Management

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iClima Earth

iClima Earth

Finance for a sustainable future

Discover why the UK is becoming the go-to location for issuers, investors, and professional services providers to tap into sustainable finance opportunities.

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NatWest Group

NatWest Group

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BeZero Carbon

BeZero Carbon

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Nossa Data

Nossa Data

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Climax Community

Climax Community