Barclays

 

We are delighted to be supporting The Eco-I 2019 conference on Innovation for Clean and Sustainable Growth.

Banks have an important role to play in ensuring the world’s energy needs are met while helping to limit the threat that climate change poses to people and to the natural environment.

We are focused on three areas of activity at Barclays:

  • Financing the growth of renewable energy sources and proactively supporting the development of businesses aiming to solve the world’s environmental challenges
  • Taking a responsible and sustainable approach to the necessary financing of sources of energy that are more carbon intensive or those with higher environmental impact; and
  • Reducing the carbon footprint of our own operations and supply chain throughout the world. We will reduce operational scope 1 and 2 emissions by 80% by 2025 and commit to RE100, to procure 100% of global operational energy needs from renewable sources by 2030, with an interim target of 90% by 2025.

 

‘Going green’ can help an organisation reduce costs, encourage innovation and differentiate itself from competitors.

To ensure clients have access to finance that places green principles at its core, we have developed our market-leading Green Product Framework in conjunction with Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of environmental, social and corporate governance research and ratings.

This framework identifies projects and activities that have a positive environmental impact, such as: energy efficiency; renewable energy; green transport; sustainable food; agriculture and forestry; waste management and greenhouse gas emission reduction. These projects are eligible for our green financing options, including: Green Asset Finance; Innovation Finance; Green Loans; Green Trade Loans and Green Deposits

 

To find out more, visit:

https://www.barclayscorporate.com/solutions/solutions-from-across-barclays/green-solutions/