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.
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.
Explore a wide range of local support and funding for businesses across the UK seeking to reduce their environmental impacts.
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.
Keen to learn more after our reading our guide - The road to net-zero: how SMEs can make the difference? Check out the following webinars, events and podcast replays from us here at Marsh Commercial and colleagues in Marsh, our parent company.
- Moving your business towards net-zero, a business leaders discussion
- Bioenergy for the Future - World Bioenergy Association featurette
- COP26's key takeaways and what they mean for businesses
- Getting ready for new climate reporting requirements
- The role of the oceans and how we can better protect them – Part 1
- The role of the oceans and how we can better protect them – Part 2
If you’re keen to learn more after our reading our guide - The road to net-zero: how SMEs can make the difference. Check out the following articles and commentaries from us here at Marsh Commercial and colleagues in Marsh, our parent company.
- What is ESG and why is it important?
- Is renewable energy right for your business?
- COP26 climate change conference commentary
- The race is on to net zero
- Climate change risk considerations for energy and power projects
- UK takes on hydrogen: A new generation of risk
- Carbon capture in the UK: Risk considerations
- Why you should consider green retrofitting property
- Renewable energy: The latest challenges facing onshore wind projects and how risks can be managed
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
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.