‘’Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge we face globally. To reach those critical net-zero targets by 2050, now is the time for urgent and collective action across communities, across sectors and around the world.
Within the UK, that means towns, cities and regions working together to develop green solutions. Using the innovation found in clusters around the UK, combined with the expertise and capital we find here in the City, we can drive forward the net-zero transition, promote green growth countrywide and truly build back better.
We know that the scale of the challenge, and the investment required, is huge. In achieving this, financial and professional services will be key. Through our project, Finance for Sustainable Growth, our aim is to support the creation of a supportive eco-system that enables green innovation to thrive across the whole of the UK, helping to mobilise the private investment that will be so critical to tackling climate change.
The City of London Corporation has long been committed to supporting sustainable economic growth across the UK. We are delighted to be collaborating with partners in the UK regions on this project, supporting those all-important links between the Square Mile and regional sustainable business ecosystems, and working together as we seek to achieve our shared vision of a greener, more sustainable future’’Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair of the City of London Corporation