Supporting Scottish businesses to grow sustainably and transition to a low carbon economy
Financing a sustainable future
We’re helping businesses reduce their overall costs and energy usage with new Clean Growth Financing opportunities as we move towards a carbon neutral economy. By transitioning to low-carbon sustainable business models we can make a real difference to tackling climate change.
So, wherever you are on your transition to Net Zero, we’re here to support your business in making a difference to the environment and reducing costs at the same time.
Good things are happening at Mackie’s and Emergency One to become more sustainable:
Good things are happening at Emergency One
Find out how with our support, they answered the call to reduce costs and carbon by creating the world’s first fully electric fire engine.
Learn more about the benefits of sustainability
From guides to get you started, to hearing from other customers - our range of insights and tools are here to support you, at whatever stage you’re at in your sustainability journey.
Support tailored for industry sectors and corporates
We understand that sustainability goals can vary across the size and sector of a business. We combine tailored products and services together with specialist insight to support you in your journey.
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.
Your journey to Net Zero
From Now to Net Zero: a Practical Guide for SMEs
To deepen our understanding of how we can best support you on your journey to Net Zero, in 2021, we surveyed more than 1,000 businesses and experts from across the UK, alongside our ongoing conversations with clients.
SME Net Zero Monitor
In 2022, we did a further survey of 1,000 SMEs to monitor where they are on their sustainability journey today, identify the benefits of reaching the Net Zero target and understand how to overcome the barriers.
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.
Sustainability Voices: Valuable Insights & Expert Opinion
Experts and customers share insights and give sound guidance on how businesses should keep 1.5 alive to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change.
Supporting a more sustainable future in Scotland
We have partnered with Scottish Business Insider to help Scottish businesses on their sustainability journey.
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.