Climate support for businesses

Climate support for businesses

We're championing entrepreneurs like you across the UK to achieve your climate goals.

How we could help

Wherever you are on your climate journey, we have solutions and resources to help. What you’ll find:

Ways to grow

Finance options designed to make your goals achievable.

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Ways to plan

Resources to help you focus your efforts and expand your knowledge.

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Ways to get inspired

Guidance on steps to take, campaigns to join and the latest developments.

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Funding your climate goals

Green Loans

A Green Loan from Ulster Bank aims to help eligible UK businesses finance assets for buildings and energy, transport and agriculture solutions that meet our Bank’s eligibility criteria with no arrangement fees for eligible UK businesses.

*Minimum deal size of £50,001

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Lombard Finance for Climate and Sustainable Assets

Lombard finance is available for assets including batteries, electric vehicles, boilers, LED lighting and solar panels.

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Electric vehicles

Our asset finance provider, Lombard, offers flexible finance for a range of low-emission machinery, cars, buses, and vans.

Electric Vehicles – Lombard - Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance is only available for business purposes.

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Resources and tools

Charging ahead to net zero

Octopus Energy's mission is to drive forward the affordable green revolution. It supplies 100% renewable electricity and gas to over 3 million UK homes and 40,000 businesses. Octopus is well known for its use of technology to transform customer experiences, and provide flexible energy tariffs that help consumers use cheaper, greener power.

Register for the Clean Transport Accelerator

We're supporting businesses develop products and services that will help the UK achieve its net zero goals.

The programme is run in partnership with the University of Warwick. It's open to applicants in the UK mobility sector, including supply chains and fuel providers. 

We’re opening for applications in the coming months.

Free toolkit for emission reporting

With increased demands on climate related supply chain reporting, businesses are feeling the pressure to access the right tools and get the right information. Our new toolkit helps you:

  • Learn ways to measure your emissions, set targets and create an action plan.
  • Understand what your business and suppliers are required to do when reporting emissions.
  • Discover the benefits that could help drive the growth and competitiveness of your business.

Tackle climate change

Explore practical ways your business can tackle climate change while lowering costs, increasing efficiency, and gaining positive recognition from customers and investors.

Try our Carbon Planner

Not sure where to focus your climate efforts? Use our free Carbon Planner app to measure your carbon footprint, identify potential cost and carbon savings, and get a tailored plan so you could start reducing your emissions.

Have you heard of ESG?

ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. These three factors are key when measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of a business, whether it's a start-up, SME, or large corporate.

Ulster Bank has teamed up with The ESG Foundation and The Disruption House to support your first steps in your ESG journey.

Advice and tips

Business Insights

Visit our Business Insights hub for the latest news on climate change, sustainable finance or even market insight.

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Ways to cut costs

Find tools and resources to help your business save money in an environmentally friendly way on our cost of living hub.

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Anything else we can help you with?