Many firms have already made significant progress in establishing green finance strategies, collecting data, measuring performance and developing green financial products, our latest research finds.

However, firms say that cost is the biggest barrier, and that more support is needed to unlock the opportunities for firms and their customers. At the moment, the industry is stuck in a circular argument. What’s needed is clear direction, strong incentives and more collaboration.

Regulation could be ‘the great equaliser’, turning the cost of being green into the cost of doing business, while data appears to be ‘the great differentiator’ as the market evolves.

Based on interviews with 119 senior decision-makers at UK firms, including banks, lenders, asset/wealth managers, VC and PE firms, our report covers:

  • The strategic importance of green finance and where demand is coming from
  • Steps taken, planned, the barriers and what firms say is needed
  • The imminent launch of new green finance products
  • The role of regulation as ‘the great equaliser’
  • The role of data gathering, analysis and implementation as ‘the great differentiator’
  • Market confidence and the adoption of new technologies

Date published

09 December 2021



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