Net-zero resource centre

FREE GUIDE - The road to net-zero: how SMEs can make the difference. Our guide will help you on your journey to creating breakthroughs for a net-zero future. It establishes the facts, key milestones, why it matters and the all-important steps you can or must take to limit carbon dioxide emissions.

Welcome to the Net-Zero Resource Centre

Reaching net-zero is perhaps one of the greatest challenges society has ever faced. Urgent action is needed to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reach net-zero levels by 2050. Whether you are right at the beginning of your journey to net-zero, have taken the first few tentative steps, or are well along the road to carbon neutrality, we are here to help.

Practical tools and financial support

The ESG Risk Rating
An assessment that measures your businesses' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Find out more

The SME Climate Hub

Tools and resources to help all SMEs take concrete steps towards climate action. smeclimatehub.org/tools/

Net Zero Climate Centre

Principles and policies, practical tools and progress tracking to help businesses and policymakers achieve net zero. https://netzeroclimate.org

Government loans and grants

The UK government has made almost £5 billion of funding available to help UK businesses become greener as part of its commitment to reach net zero-emissions by 2050.

Start-up and SME funding

The Clean Growth Fund invests in early stage UK companies that are seeking investment capital for low carbon innovation, while Smarter Choices gives SMEs free energy assessments and carbon reduction verification funding.

Regional funding

Explore a wide range of local support and funding for businesses across the UK seeking to reduce their environmental impacts.

Green loans

High street banks including Lloyds, Barclays, HSBC, NatWest, and Royal Bank of Scotland are offering business loans specifically for sustainability and “green” projects – so include them in your funding search.


Webinars, events and podcasts
Latest articles and expert commentary 

Moving your business towards net-zero

Business leaders roundtable
Our industry experts look at the key considerations to move your business towards net-zero, the potential threats and why collaboration is key to success.

The ESG Risk Rating

Complimentary self-assessment
The ESG Risk Rating, developed by our colleagues in Marsh, is a complimentary self-assessment that enables you to measure your businesses' environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance, improve your ESG risks, and gain access to risk and insurance benefits.

UK SME risk report

20% of SMEs we surveyed as part of our UK SME risk report were concerned about climate change. With 19% feeling that sustainability is a key issue, in particular the expectation to meet ESG requirements.

Bioenergy for the Future

World Bioenergy Association
Catch up on this featurette as Carl Gurney, Renewable Energy Director, discussed the deployment of AD plants and the important work taking place in bioenergy.

Where are you on your net-zero journey?

Whether you are right at the beginning of your journey to net-zero, have taken the first few tentative steps, or are well along the road to carbon neutrality, we are here to help.

Get in touch

If you have any queries or want to discuss any of the issues themes on this hub, we're here to help. Fill in our contact form with your information, and we'll get back to you.