Our Approach to Sustainable Finance

Barclays is providing the green and sustainable finance required to transform the economies it serves. The transition to a sustainable economy is today’s defining opportunity for innovation and growth. As a large global financial intermediary, Barclays has an important role in helping channel investment, including our own capital, into new green technologies and low-carbon infrastructure projects. We also have a contribution to make in the advice, products and financing support that we offer our customers and clients.

Our sustainable finance strategy represents a commitment to using Barclays’ expertise, scale, and reach to support clients through the energy transition and foster social and sustainable development globally.

Our success is judged not only by commercial performance, but also by our contribution to society and how we act responsibly for the common good and the long term.

Addressing Climate Change

In March 2020 we were one of the first banks to announce our ambition to be a net zero bank by 2050, by reducing our own operational emissions and our financing of our clients’ emissions.

We are clear that addressing climate change is an urgent and complex challenge that demands a fundamental transformation of the global economy.

We therefore have a three-part strategy to turn our net zero ambition into action:

Supporting Our Communities

Barclays is supporting our communities by enabling people to develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed and helping businesses to grow and create jobs. 

ESG Resource Hub

Barclays ESG Resource Hub provides a central website page consisting of detailed technical information, disclosures and our position statements on environmental, social and governance matters. It is intended to be relevant for analysts, ESG investors, rating agencies, suppliers, clients and all other stakeholders.

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