As the global move towards carbon neutrality continues, the financial services industry is doing its part. For example, Citibank is looking to reduce its emissions with the purchase of carbon credits, according to a Carbon Credits report.
“Citibank unveiled targets for reducing emissions linked to loans to coal mining, steel, auto, and real estate clients by 2030, while revealing its plan to buy carbon credits for its own operations,” the report said.
The report also mentioned that more banks around the world are looking to reduce carbon emissions, especially for specific sectors that produce the highest carbon output. Citibank, in particular, is looking to achieve net zero emissions by the year 2050, while also utilizing the purchase of carbon credits to help reach this long-term goal.
“Citibank said its clients need to use carbon credits while it will buy the credits to offset its own emissions,” the report added.
The financial industry is one steeped in tradition, so a move towards carbon neutrality could cause a domino effect. As such, more and more banks could follow this trend, opening opportunities in the carbon credit market in the form of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
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