Net zero commitment

Net zero commitment

LSEG is the first global exchange group to commit to net zero through the Business Ambition for 1.5C and is a member of the United Nations Climate Change ‘Race to Zero’.

This commitment to net zero, and action on climate change, covers our own carbon emissions and also our influence across the marketplace, through our business and how we support clients.

Taking action on our own carbon emissions

LSEG was one of the first companies in the financial services sector to commit to long-term science-based carbon reduction targets, which have subsequently been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

We have committed to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3(business travel) GHG emissions 46% by 2030 from a 2019 base year. We have also set a target of engaging with all key suppliers, accounting for 57% of Scope 3 emissions, to set science-based targets by 2025.

LSEG has also been a supporter of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) since its launch in 2017. We not only encourage issuers to report against TCFD through our reporting guidance but aims to go further each year in embedding these standards into our own financial reporting.

Taking action to catalyse decarbonisation across the marketplace

Climate risks pose threats to ecosystems, societies, markets and to companies and a globally coordinated response is needed to mitigate and manage those risks. LSEG is committed to taking action, supporting the growing drive to a net-zero carbon economy. LSEG is well positioned at the heart of global financial markets to act as a facilitator, bringing together investors and issuers in three critical areas: 

  • Data and disclosure - catalysing consistent, comparable and reliable global climate data
  • Growth of the green economy - enabling the growth and development of green industries
  • Climate transition across all sectors - supporting investment and capital flows to achieve climate transition and resilience 

Our role is to convene the market and drive action on climate change: