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Climate change

Climate support for businesses

Facing the climate challenge

We're here to support your business and your climate goals, as we all make the transition to a low-carbon economy.

That's why we're committing £100 billion of climate and sustainable funding by 2025 to support the investment the UK needs.

Green Loans

A Green Loan from Royal Bank aims to help eligible UK businesses finance business assets to support their sustainability ambitions, such as solar panels, electric vehicles, or heat pumps on commercial buildings, that fall within the eligible list (which has been developed by the bank and is subject to review and change on an ongoing basis).

Funding sustainable assets

Green Asset Finance is specifically available for zero emission vehicles and other assets which may help your business be more sustainable.

How we could help with your climate goals

Make a difference with Climate Accelerator

Our accelerators empower UK entrepreneurs to scale their businesses to the next level.

We have a dedicated Climate Accelerator for start-ups and businesses helping to tackle climate change and protect our planet.

Expert green guidance from Mentor

Mentor can offer expert guidance to help you reduce your environmental impact, keep up with government regulations and initiatives, and make your business more efficient.

*Mentor's services incur a cost.

Digital learning on climate with Business Builder

Business Builder is now offering climate focused learning to help you transition to Net Zero. Business Builder supports businesses and entrepreneurs at all stages. It's free and you don’t even have to be a Royal Bank customer to join.

Together for our planet

Businesses of all sizes are coming together and making a commitment to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet.

Green Business Builders podcast

Join Ade Adepitan as he talks to businesses about how they took their first steps on a greener journey and what they learned along the way.

Register now for the Clean Transport Accelerator

We're partnering with the University of Warwick on a new programme supporting businesses in the mobility sector to develop products and services that will help the UK achieve its net zero goals.

Applicants can be from anywhere across the UK and the programme is open to a broad range of businesses, whether you’re based in supply chains, a fuel provider, developing new modes of transport, or focused on existing ones.

Learn more by downloading the flyer.

The deadline for applications is 11 April. Where it says ‘Voucher Code’, enter ‘CleanTransport01/2022’.

Green initiatives for business

Adopting green practices is crucial in tackling climate change, and it can also help your business be more efficient and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

Switching to electric vehicles

Charging ahead to net zero

We're working with Octopus Energy to help you find the right charging solutions for your electric vehicles.

*We receive a fee from Octopus Energy for customers we introduce who go on to buy one of their products or services. 

Funding for electric vehicles

We’re here to support your move to electric vehicles, whether you’re looking at company cars or other business vehicles. Our asset finance provider can help you explore your options.

*Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance is only available for business purposes.

Find tailored green business grants

Looking for financial support to boost your climate ambitions? Swoop allows you to search through a range of grant providers, showing you options that could match your business needs.

Flexible everyday banking

Our business bank accounts offer flexible everyday banking which could suit your business, with no minimum monthly charge.

Available to eligible customers, over 18 who have the right to be self employed in the UK. Specific account and service eligibility criteria apply.

Helpful climate resources

Personal Banking

Find out about green mortgages, energy saving tips and more in our Climate Change Hub for Personal customers.

Government schemes

Stay informed about the government’s environmental taxes, reliefs and schemes for businesses here.

Sustainability for SMEs

Visit our Business Hub for the latest news on climate change, sustainable finance, market insight and upcoming events.

Corporate climate insights

Find news, views and analysis on environmental, social and governance issues on our On Point hub.

Championing climate solutions

A springboard to sustainable recovery

NatWest Group is committed to helping SMEs to grow and scale through sustainable means.

New research from NatWest reveals key ways for SMEs to unlock opportunity on the pathway to net zero.

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