The climate emergency is one of mankind's biggest challenges. Climate change is devastating our planet. Only heightened awareness and real action can aid the transition to a green economy that will bring it to a halt.
At Santander, we work tirelessly to build a more responsible bank for the environment and society. We promote initiatives that help us grow and guide our customers towards a future where sustainability is the norm and not just an ambition.
Concepts for #TheRightChange
With #TheRightChange, we’re bringing to light key environmental ideas that will enable us to turn words into action to ensure a greener and more sustainable future.
Shifting climate patterns due to the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, mostly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and other activities that release greenhouse gases.
An economic model that promotes sustainable and profitable development through activities with economic, social and environmental benefits.
Where people, companies and organizations measure the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their activities.
Carbon footprint offsetting
Investing in eco-friendly initiatives (like reforestation) to counteract the CO2 that people, companies and organizations emit.
Net Zero carbon emissions
When greenhouse gas emissions equal avoided or absorbed emissions.
Where production causes minimal greenhouse gas emissions.
The “take-make-dispose” model, where commodities are made into products that are discarded as waste at the end of their shelf life.
An alternative to the traditional linear economy based on the “reduce, reuse and recycle” principle. At the end of their shelf life, products are recycled into raw materials or re-enter the production cycle as many times as possible.
Sustainable development goals (SDGs)
17 global objectives set by the United Nations to eradicate inequality, protect the planet, and guarantee economic development and personal well-being for all.
Products and instruments to finance activities that help fight climate change, protect biodiversity and promote environmental initiatives.
Loans to finance activities that help fight climate change, protect biodiversity and promote environmental initiatives.
A form of debt issued to finance activities that help protect the environment. They're a thriving form of sustainable investment.