How to get started

Planning your sustainability journey

Find out how you can start reaching your sustainability goals.1

Develop a strategy for your sustainability ambitions

Determine which ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) issues are the most important for the sustainability of your business. Then develop a set of targets to drive progress, with a strategy designed to deliver it.

Understand your carbon footprint and create a reduction plan

Find out what ‘Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions’ means and how it contributes to your current carbon footprint. Then start creating a net zero plan for your business, so that you’re ready to report your greenhouse gas emissions and show what you’re doing to reduce them.

Find external support and funding

UK Business Climate Hub regularly provide updates on the latest grants, matched funds and interest free loans available across the UK to help SMEs on their journey to becoming net zero. 

How we can help finance your sustainable decisions

Find out what finance options are available to help you on your journey to net zero.

Consider obtaining environmental certifications

You can demonstrate your environmental commitment to sustainability by gaining a certification. Certifications show your commitment to your employees and customers.

Work with a greener supply chain

UK Business Climate Hub has produced a helpful guide to help SMEs reduce their supply chain emissions that may help you lower costs and support your progress towards net zero. 

Make a climate commitment

Join thousands of UK businesses tackling climate change by signing up to the ‘SME climate commitment’.

Climate and nature entrepreneurs

Visit our Eagle labs to see how they’re building a community of the startups and scaleups leading in climate and nature innovation.

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Supply chains

Find out how your supply chains will need to change to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Learn about upcoming regulations that might affect your current and future business decisions.

Consumer behaviour

Understand how consumers are changing their behaviour to become more sustainable and what this means for your business.