Contact PersonRishi Madlani
Head of Sustainable Finance and Just Transition
DescriptionNatWest Group provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through a number of well-known banking brands. We are privileged to play a central role in the UK economy. That brings with it, a deep responsibility to the communities we serve and to wider society. That is why we have a refreshed Purpose: We champion potential, helping people, families and businesses to thrive. We have identified three areas of focus where we can make a substantial impact in addressing challenges that threaten to hold people, families and businesses back. These are enterprise, learning and climate.ApproachWe have identified three areas of focus: • Enterprise, and the barriers that too many face to starting a business; • Learning, and what we can do to improve financial capability and confidence for our customers, as well as establishing a dynamic learning culture for our employees; and • Climate, and the role we can play in accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy. As one of the Founding Signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking, we committed further align our strategy with the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are working to support our customers’ ambitions to mitigate their emissions, save energy and reduce costs. In February 2020, we set out a new ambition to be a leading bank in the UK & RoI helping to address the climate challenge. We have announced our new commitment to champion climate solutions, with an additional £20bn funding and financing for Climate and Sustainable Finance (2020-2022). We will be a more sustainable bank, led by a strong sense of purpose, helping people, families, businesses across the UK and Ireland to thrive.