Finance for a sustainable future

Sustainable finance hub

The UK's offer

  • London ranks #1 in the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI)
  • London Stock Exchange is the first to launch a Voluntary Carbon Market designation
  • 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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140+

UK investors participate in the Race to Zero campaign

a quarter of the pledges from global investors

£89bn

responsible investments funds managed in the UK in 2021

up 62% from 2020

£11.6bn

climate finance committed by the UK

between 2021-2026

1st

London Stock Exchange is the first to launch a Voluntary Carbon Market designation

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

The City of London Corporation is sponsoring research into place-based impact investing.

The City of London Corporation is sponsoring research into place-based impact investing.

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Net zero won’t come cheap, but the impact of floods and heat will continue to cost us

Net zero won’t come cheap, but the impact of floods and heat will continue to cost us

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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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

BNP Paribas

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Nossa Data

Nossa Data

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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

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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

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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