Small businesses invited to take part in ‘green’ competition

The best entries will win a £4.5K package of business support

UK urges small businesses to pledge net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng have launched the Together for our Planet Business Climate Leaders campaign

NatWest and Octopus Energy team up to make EV charging cheaper

NatWest customers will be able to purchase EV charge-points at discounted rates

SSE, ScottishPower, Natwest Group and National Grid announced as first COP26 sponsors

The government says the Principal Partners will support the delivery of a successful and ambitious COP and notes they represent ‘some of the leading lenders, investors and energy companies in the UK’

EcoAct launches first ever open-source carbon calculation to overcome remote working emissions gap

International climate change consultancy EcoAct alongside major corporates today published an open source methodology for companies that need to calculate the impacts of an increasing number of employees working from home on corporate carbon emissions.

RBS to stop lending to energy firms ‘without credible climate plan’

It has pledged to stop lending and offering underwriting services to companies with more than 15% activities related to coal as well as major oil and gas producers

RBS banks on boosting clean energy lending with £1.1bn deal

Projects that can receive financing include onshore and offshore wind, solar farms, smart meters, energy from waste and biomass power

NatWest banks on sustainability with £10bn pledge

The bank supported nearly 1,500 green transactions over three years between 2015 and 2017