On 13 May 2021, Standard Chartered launched the Transition Finance Imperative as part of its drive to become The World’s Most Sustainable Bank. In this conversation, Simon Cooper, Chief Executive, Corporate, Commercial & Institutional Banking and Chief Executive, Europe & Americas, answers some of the most pressing questions about this initiative and our sustainability ambitions.
The global transition to net zero carbon emissions is the biggest challenge that we face today. Emerging markets and hard-to-abate industries face the biggest capital shortfall. With more than half of the capital required to finance the net-zero transition needed before 2030, we must act now. How can we help to make net zero a reality?