Why we're working on sustainable finance
We see finance as a key lever to influence sustainable outcomes. We help financial institutions to reduce their impact on the natural world by taking environmental considerations into account in lending and investment decisions, and providing innovative financial mechanisms which protect and encourage sustainable ecosystems.
Right now there’s a huge amount of investment going into fossil fuels and other unsustainable industries – which poses an enormous threat to the future of the natural world.
Our work on sustainable finance
For over six years, the WWF-UK sustainable finance team has been actively engaging with banks, pension funds, asset managers, asset consultants, and insurers on driving more sustainable investments that serve people and the planet, by assessing the implications of environmental risk and opportunities to their business.
Our work focuses on:
7 out of 10 UK consumers would consider ditching bank that funds environmentally damaging projects in World Heritage sites, as Barclays commits to new policy Read More
WWF comment on the Nature Communications article detailing high levels of microplastics found across the Arctic Read More