Finance for a sustainable future

Sustainable finance hub

The UK's offer

  • London ranks #1 in the Global Green Finance Index (GGFI)
  • The 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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Find out more about the third annual Net Zero Delivery Summit

Find out more about the third annual Net Zero Delivery Summit

139

UK investors participate in the Race to Zero campaign

one fifth of the global pledges

£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

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

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Transition Finance Market Review for global impact

Transition Finance Market Review for global impact

A one-stop shop with global reach

The UK leads in 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. Many listings are from international issuers, highlighting London’s appeal as a global hub for sustainable finance.

Vision for economic growth

Anchoring the UK as a leader in sustainable finance

Anchoring the UK as a leader in sustainable finance

108

listed green equities

International issuers account for 64% of the market cap

487

bonds on the Sustainable Bond Market raising £176+ bn

from issuers in 37 counties and bonds in 22 currencies

1st

sovereign sustainability-linked bond was issued in London

by the Republic of Chile in 2022

Sustainable finance insights

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Sustainable finance insights

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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