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Rising to the challenge of net zero banking

November 8, 2022 5-MINUTE READ

RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

Four conundrums hampering banks’ net zero plans

Organizational transformation is essential

The path to net zero will be guided by banks taking an active role as advisors and partners in their customers’ journey.

Mastering the challenge of financed emissions

Partners in the transition to net zero

Grow Green

Advance the transition to net zero by developing a range of green products and services that persuade and enable customers to reduce carbon emissions.

Engage

Work closely with corporate customers to provide them with the expertise, services, resources and finance they need to transition to net zero. 

Reduce

As a last resort, scale back relationships with customers that do not progress on the journey to net zero.

About the authors

Peter Beardshaw

Managing Director – Global Financial Services Sustainability Lead

Peter is focused on helping organizations embed sustainability and ESG into their value chain.


Nina Jais

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, Sustainability Services

Nina is focused on leading a strategy approach to the net-zero transformation challenge.


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