United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

As signatories of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking, our ambition is to align our strategy with the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Creating a positive impact

Our Climate, Enterprise and Learning ambitions strive to make a positive impact towards these eight SDGs (1).

We now have an ambition to help 10 million people, per year, manage their financial wellbeing by 2027

In 2023, we met our financial capability and savings ambitions which were measured from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2023. In July 2023, we announced our ambition to help 10 million people, per year, manage their financial wellbeing by 2027, continuing our longstanding focus on building financial confidence and resilience. The new ambition, which encompasses interactions such as financial health checks and customer savings goals, strives to make a positive impact towards SDGs 1.4, 8.10, and 10.2.

Find out more about our new financial wellbeing ambition on page 13 of our 2023 ESG Disclosures Report

SDGs in our products, initiatives, and policies

Young SDG Innovator Group Spotlight

Four young women from across NatWest Group came together to undertake a 10-month Young SDG Innovator challenge with the UK’s UN Global Compact network. Undertaking training and through in-person and virtual sessions, the team benefited from working with other young people representing businesses big and small across the UK. With the primary aim of supporting advancement of the SDGs, the team worked with an internal sponsor and mentors to consider how it could improve sustainability, focusing on the addition of an education section to our Supplier Charter.

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Our ambition is to help more people start, run and grow their own business than ever before, helping them achieve success, grow and contribute to a strong national economy.

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Read more about our ambition to be a leading bank in the UK in helping to address the climate challenge.

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