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Financing a sustainable future

Our ambition is to be a leading UK commercial bank for sustainable growth, supporting our customers to transition to low-carbon, sustainable business models and operations and to pursue new clean growth opportunities. We can make a real difference to tackling climate change by financing a green future

Green and sustainability linked products and services to support your business

From discounted lending for green purposes and investing in clean growth to improving the energy efficiency of buildings and vehicles; we offer a range of tools, products and services to help your business achieve its green and net zero ambitions. 

Energy-efficiency tool

A digital tool that can help you identify energy-efficient investments in your buildings.

 

Green Buildings Tool

Clean growth financing

Discounted lending for green purposes and investing in a lower carbon future.

 

 

Clean Growth Financing Initiative

Green vehicle fleet

Supporting our business customers with the vehicles and tools to assist the transition to low emission vehicles.

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Sustainability linked lending

General purpose lending to help you achieve your ambitious sustainability goals.

Green Deposits and ESG Bonds

Financing options such as Green Deposits and ESG Bonds can help you achieve your sustainability goals. 

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From Now to Net Zero: A Practical Guide for SMEs

Small and medium-sized businesses play a vital role in sustainability and the journey to Net Zero. Our research report outlines a five-step plan for SMEs to get on that journey.

Read interactive report

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Together for our planet

The UK government has partnered with business owners and climate groups to launch a climate commitment campaign to help businesses of all sizes cut carbon emissions and protect the planet.

Your commitment could make a real difference and you’ll get the tools to help you understand your emissions, how to tackle them, and how to share what you’re doing with your customers and your community.

Make a climate commitment today

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Sustainability Voices: Road to Net Zero

Season 2 speaks to experts and customers on how businesses should keep 1.5 alive to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.

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Supporting a more sustainable future in Scotland

We have partnered with Scottish Business Insider to help Scottish businesses on their sustainability journey.

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Supporting UK business

In partnership with the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership, over 900 colleagues in our relationship teams have received specialist training to support business customers on their sustainability journey.

Read more about our partnership