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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

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The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has been successful in securing Enterprise Zone (EZ) status for four separate sites across Lancashire; the largest number of EZ sites awarded to a single LEP. Four key development sites; Salmesbury, Warton, Blackpool Airport and Hillhouse Technology have combined into one dynamic, world-class and overarching investment destination – the Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster (LAMEC).

Blackpool Airport and Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zones are pleased to support The Eco-I 2019 Conference on Innovation for Clean and Sustainable Growth. Each Enterprise Zone is committed to the development and logistical support of the UK’s clean and renewable energy markets, renewable waste and recycling management, low carbon and sustainable industries. With over 282 hectares of combined commercial space, both EZs welcome all land and property enquiries and can deliver significant labour and property cost savings, financial incentives through business rates relief and enhanced capital allowances and access to a locally trained, skilled, technical energy sector and advanced engineering workforce.

To find out more about what Lancashire’s Enterprise Zones can offer please visit:


Community Grant Awarded by Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.


Eco-I 2019 is hosted by the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.