Supporting the Green Transition

We are committed to working with our customers, colleagues and communities to support their transition to a resilient, net zero economy by 2050.

Combatting climate change is one of our greatest challenges as a global society. At Bank of Ireland, we understand the important role we can play in facilitating the transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy. We are committed to working with our customers, colleagues and communities to support their transition to a resilient, net zero economy by 2050, in line with the Irish and UK governments’ ambitions and actions.

We will do this through:

  • Setting science-based targets – Setting our portfolios and lending practices on a pathway aligned with the Paris Agreement and committing to setting science-based targets across our portfolios and operations by the end of 2022
  • Providing sustainable financing – Through our core financing and advisory capabilities, enabling customers to transition to net zero and to develop and deploy low carbon technologies
  • Decarbonising our own operations – Making them net zero by 2030
  • Managing climate-related risks – Building our own resilience by embedding climate related impacts in our decision making processes for our own operations, in lending and investment decisions and the advice we give our customers
  • Transparently reporting – Committing to the clear reporting on the progress we are making towards fulfilling our ambitions, and reporting in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)


Relevant Sustainable Development Goals


Read more about Bank of Ireland’s Responsible & Sustainable Business Strategy 2021 – 2024: