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 nearly ten 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. We help to assess environmental risk to their business and outline opportunities for investment in a fast-changing climate and environment.
Our work focuses on: