Climate support for business

Let's work as a team to take on climate change

We're championing entrepreneurs like you across the UK to achieve your climate goals.

How we could help

Wherever you are on your climate journey, we have solutions and resources to help. What you’ll find:

Ways to grow

Finance options designed to make your sustainability goals achievable.

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Ways to plan

Resources to help you focus your efforts and expand your knowledge.

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Ways to get inspired

Advice on steps to take, campaigns to join and the latest developments.

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Funding your climate goals

Green Loans

A Green Loan from Royal Bank aims to help eligible UK businesses support their sustainability ambitions.

Finance clean buildings and energy, clean transport and agriculture with no arrangement fees for eligible UK businesses.

*Minimum deal size of £50,001

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Lombard Finance for Climate and Sustainable Assets

Lombard finance is available for assets including batteries, electric vehicles, boilers, LED lighting and solar panels.

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Electric vehicles

Drive a greener future with a move to electric vehicles. Our asset finance provider, Lombard, offers flexible finance for a range of low-emission machinery, cars, buses, and vans.

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Resources and tools

Need to reduce energy costs?

  • Find out more on the actions you could take to reduce costs.
  • We've partnered with UK companies that could help provide solutions to reduce costs and help you become more sustainable.

Terms, conditions and eligibility criteria apply.

Register for the Clean Transport Accelerator

We're supporting businesses develop products and services that will help the UK achieve its net zero goals.

The programme is run in partnership with the University of Warwick. It's open to applicants in the UK mobility sector, including supply chains and fuel providers. 

We’re opening for applications in the coming months.

Free toolkit for emission reporting

With increased demands on climate related supply chain reporting, businesses are feeling the pressure to access the right tools and get the right information. Our new toolkit helps you:

  • Learn ways to measure your emissions, set targets and create an action plan.
  • Understand what your business and suppliers are required to do when reporting emissions.
  • Discover the benefits that could help drive the growth and competitiveness of your business.

Are you EV ready?

Royal Bank is working with Diode, a UK-based technology company, to pilot an EV Planner offering. 

It could help support your business to become more sustainable whilst also helping you to identify potential cost savings.

If you have employees who can complete the short driver survey for their company or private car, you can complete the assessment today.

Try our Carbon Planner

Not sure where to focus your climate efforts? Use our free Carbon Planner app to measure your carbon footprint, identify potential cost and carbon savings, and get a tailored plan so you could start reducing your emissions.

Have you heard of ESG?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. These three factors are key when measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of a business, whether it's a start-up, SME, or large corporate.

Royal Bank of Scotland has teamed up with The ESG Foundation and The Disruption House to support your first steps in your ESG journey.

Join our free climate support programme

Designed to support SMEs in reducing costs, whilst lowering carbon emissions.

We’ve partnered with the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute and the University of Edinburgh to bring Scottish businesses a unique programme, free of charge.

  • Practical workshops and unique learning resources to support small businesses in making their vital contribution to Scotland’s national target for net zero emissions by 2045, helping them to be ready to succeed in the future net zero economy.
  • Delivered through three, two-hour online workshops, the programme will give SMEs the knowledge, tools, and confidence to take meaningful action on their net zero journey.
  • Learn from experts in the net zero economy, share experiences and learn from each other. Leaving the programme with a carbon footprint and reduction plan, filled with practical steps on how to cut costs and carbon. 
  • And equipping them with the ability to communicate their climate strategy with others to support the tender process, meet regulation and have a positive impact on customers.

This programme is available to any Scotland based business with a turnover of up to £25m. 

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