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Sustainability Strategy

Our approach to sustainability

Driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth.

Our sustainability ambition

LSEG’s purpose is driving financial stability, empowering economies and enabling customers to create sustainable growth. We deliver on our purpose through the products and services we provide and through our wider role in financial markets and society. We have a key role in enabling sustainable economic development, which demands a balance of economic progress, social inclusion and environmental protection.

Given LSEG’s central position within financial markets, its global presence and role throughout the trade lifecycle, we have a critical role in helping to re-engineer the financial ecosystem, contributing to the global imperative to decarbonise, innovating and growing the green economy, while ensuring that everyone can benefit from sustainable economic growth.

Our ambition is to be a strategic enabler of sustainable economic growth and a recognised sustainability leader in global financial markets.

Results of our sustainable bond market in 2021

  • £50 billion
    raised globally in sustainable finance
  • 349
    active bonds on the sustainable bond market
  • £107.4 billion
    in total debt capital raised
David Schwimmer
Positioned at the centre of global financial markets, LSEG is committed to being a strategic enabler of sustainable growth.

Sustainability strategy

We aim to be a strategic enabler of sustainable growth by focusing on issues where we can have the greatest impact. Our sustainability strategy has three strategic priorities underpinned by a series of objectives.

External ratings 2021

  • CDP – Overall score
    A-
  • MSCI – Overall score
    AA
  • sustainalytics ranking
    16.4
  • ftse russell – Overall score
    4.6/5
  • sam – total sust. company score
    92%
  • iss esg – Overall score
    C
  • moody’s – Overall score
    47
  • Refinitiv – Overall score
    A-
LSEG Policy Recommendations

Mobilising capital for a sustainable global economy

At LSEG we believe that capital markets are a key enabler to solve the sustainability challenges that society faces globally. In this light, we have a leading role in ‘shifting the trillions’ to sustainable investments.

Climate change

Our ambition to be a net zero business by 2040

We believe that LSEG can make a real contribution to tackling climate change and help accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to embedding an inclusive culture at LSEG that values diverse perspectives and embraces diversity. We express the culture we are building in three pillars that are critical in delivering on our purpose.

Governance

We aim to be a strategic enabler of sustainable growth and by focusing on those issues where we can have the greatest impact. Our refreshed sustainability strategy has three strategic priorities underpinned by a series of objectives.

LSEG Foundation

Working with charity and NGO partners, we will deliver a range of programmes across the globe, creating opportunities for those in need to participate in education, employment and enterprise.