Our expertise in sustainable finance

Supporting the climate transition with Lombard

Funding sustainable assets since 2010

We could support your business when investing in a wide range of sustainable assets


See how Lombard could support your business on its sustainable journey (PDF, 609KB).

How could Lombard help your business achieve climate goals

As consumers are increasingly choosing businesses which operate sustainably and London's ULEZ zone is expanding, renewable asset finance and electric vehicles could help your business.

Zero emissions vehicles

Zero emissions vehicles benefit from:
  • Reduced fuel and maintenance costs
  • Exempt from London congestion charge and ULEZ
  • Workplace charging installation grants
  • Plug-In Vehicle Government Grants available for cars, vans and commercial vehicles. View the grants available here.
  • Reduced tax - offset 100% of the cost of electric cars against taxable profits 
  • Reduced National Insurance contributions for zero emissions company cars due to lower benefit in kind rates
  • Employees are not subject to the Car Fuel Benefit Charge if the company car is an EV

NatWest Group's climate change strategy

Our current focus

Helping to end harmful activity

Lombard and the wider Natwest Group plan to stop lending to and underwriting companies with more than 15% of activities related to coal

Championing climate solutions

We plan to provide an additional £100bn funding and financing for climate and sustainable finance between 2021 and 2025.

Accelerating the speed of transition

We plan to help customers reduce their carbon impact with products and services, delivered through cross-industry collaboration

Our progress

Reducing our footprint

We’re working to make our operations climate positive by 2025

Working with the United Nations (UN)

We are a founding signatory of the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s Principles for Responsible Banking

Find out more about NatWest Group's strategy

We’re determined to be a leading bank in addressing the climate challenge

Support for your business

An innovative e-mobility offering from Lombard and Octopus Energy to help you choose the right charging solution.

Join Ade Adepitan as he talks to businesses about how they took their first steps on a greener journey and what they learned.

Government grants and support available

Environmental taxes and schemes

Stay informed about the government’s environmental taxes, reliefs and schemes for businesses.

Our Carbon Planner

Carbon Planner is free and could support you to become a more sustainable and climate conscious organisation. Measure your carbon footprint and identify potential cost and carbon savings.


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