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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 Sustainable Finance team

For nearly ten years, the WWF-UK Sustainable Finance team has been actively engaging with governments, international organisations, civil society and the finance sector to advocate for sustainable finance policy reform and develop the tools and standards to safeguard a sustainable environment.

We have worked closely with banks, pension funds, asset managers, asset consultants and insurers on driving more sustainable investments that serve people and the planet, as well as thought leaders and other non-profits. We help to assess environmental risk to their business and outline opportunities for investment in a fast-changing climate and environment.

Ray Dhirani

Engaging the finance sector in the UK, and globally, is key to secure lasting impact for our conservation and climate work. We engage right across the finance spectrum, including with banks, investors, policy makers, regulators, etc. in order to achieve our environmental and development aims. Our team works alongside the Sustainable Economy, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Economic Policy and Blue Economy teams to achieve impact across a broad spectrum of priority areas.


Ray Dhirani
Head of Sustainable Finance, WWF-UK