Building a better world

For us, sustainability is about achieving today’s goals without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
It’s about providing the most effective services and products to our clients, helping them make the most of their wealth, without harming the environment and society over time.

 


Building a better world

For us, sustainability is about achieving today’s goals without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.
It’s about providing the most effective services and products to our clients, helping them make the most of their wealth, without harming the environment and society over time.

 

 

Each and every one of us has the power to create change. And now, more than ever, is the time to do just that.”

 

PETER FLAVEL, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COUTTS

 


UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE BANKING


Our parent company NatWest Group is one of the founding signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. This means it has committed to strategically align its business with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s strategy to achieve sustainable development for all, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an action plan to limit global warming to below 2° Celsius.

Find out more about NatWest Group’s approach to sustainable banking and read about its support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
 

 

 

 

 


GREEN LENDING


We have committed to ensuring that at least half the properties bought with our mortgages have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least C by 2030. Clients who improve their EPC rating to C or above after choosing a mortgage with Coutts could be eligible for a discount on their base rate tracker mortgage, up to 12 months after completion.

We also support the Green Home Retrofit Finance Principles, which ensure loans are given only to energy-efficiency work that meets industry-accepted standards in UK homes.

Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Over-18s only. Terms and conditions apply.

You may not be eligible for all Coutts mortgage solutions. Security may be required. Product fees may apply.


UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE BANKING

Our parent company NatWest Group is one of the founding signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking. This means it has committed to strategically align its business with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s strategy to achieve sustainable development for all, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an action plan to limit global warming to below 2° Celsius.

Find out more about NatWest Group’s approach to sustainable banking and read about its support for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.



GREEN LENDING

We have committed to ensuring that at least half the properties bought with our mortgages have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of at least C by 2030. Clients who improve their EPC rating to C or above after choosing a mortgage with Coutts could be eligible for a discount on their base rate tracker mortgage, up to 12 months after completion.

We also support the Green Home Retrofit Finance Principles, which ensure loans are given only to energy-efficiency work that meets industry-accepted standards in UK homes.

Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage. Over-18s only. Terms and conditions apply.

You may not be eligible for all Coutts mortgage solutions. Security may be required. Product fees may apply.

 

INVESTING RESPONSIBLY

We invest responsibly, with integrity and purpose across all our investment products to help protect the future while paving the way to long-term, sustainable wealth. That means our clients are too. 

THREE KEY FACTS:

1.

Our approach to responsible investing involves embedding it into every single aspect of how we handle our client portfolios and funds. We don’t offer one standalone sustainability product. It’s central to all our products and underpins every investment decision we make.

 

2.

We have introduced a number of important exclusions from our portfolios and funds which means we now do not invest in companies overly involved in high impact fossil fuels.

 

3.

We have signed up to the UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment, the world’s leading body on responsible investing. It conducts an independent assessment of our responsible investing practices every year, and we have scored extremely highly – in line with or ahead of the wider industry.
 

READ OUR SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2020

 

OUR PRINCIPLES AND POLICIES

From animal testing to the Modern Slavery Act, from human rights to financial crime, we follow a clear environmental, social and ethical risk framework as set out by our parent company NatWest Group.

 

Download the relevant reports for more information

 

Electric Vehicles: CHARGING AHEAD to net zero

An innovative e-mobility offering from Coutts and Octopus Energy for businesses and clients.

Coutts are making it easier than ever before to make a positive difference to our environment. 

Coutts receives a fee from Octopus Energy for customers it introduces to them that subsequently purchase products or services from Octopus Energy, which will be passed back to you as a discount.

 

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