Barclays partners with Solactive to launch the Solactive Climate Change Europe BTI Index

In partnership with Solactive, Barclays announces the launch of the Solactive Climate Change Europe BTI index. Returns of the new index are available to clients through products exclusively offered by Barclays. The index has been designed to meet the needs of investors looking to explore investment opportunities arising from the global move to a lower-carbon economy. Using ‘right. based on science’s’ unique scientific data, the index tracks and invests in European companies which are aligned with a 2°C global warming scenario through to 2050 and maximizes investor exposure to companies…

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Millennials driving high net worth parents and grandparents in a shift to sustainable investing

A new research series from Barclays Private Bank on the intergenerational transfer of wealth shows that ESG investing has been brought into wealthy families’ consideration by the younger generations. This has led to increasing family allocations to sustainable assets and is acting as a common ground for the different generations in financial planning, despite competing priorities and different views towards risk. Barclays Private Bank’s Smarter Succession: The Challenges and Opportunities of Intergenerational Wealth Transfer research, undertaken by global intelligence business Savanta, identified that two thirds (68 per cent) of older…

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Barclays announces a new charity partnership with Samaritans to help the charity continue to be there for people who are struggling to cope

Barclays has announced a new three-year partnership with Samaritans, a charity which provides emotional support to anyone struggling to cope. Samaritans is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with 201 branches across the UK and Ireland. The three-year strategic partnership will enable Samaritans to meet demand for its services and help reach those most at risk. Samaritans is there for anyone who is struggling to cope with how they are feeling, offering non-judgemental emotional support, through a listening service, including by phone, email, letter, face to face…

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Barclays raises £400m through second ‘Green Bond’ issue

Barclays has announced that it successfully closed a £400m ‘Green Bond’ issue (the 2020 Green Bond) on 27 October – the second bond it has issued with a specific intention to support climate-related products and initiatives. The 2020 Green Bond, which matures in 2026, attracted strong institutional investor interest with orders amounting to more than £2bn (an oversubscription of five times). It will offer a yield of 1.70%. The funds raised will be allocated towards the financing and/or re-financing of mortgages on energy efficient residential properties* in England and Wales…

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Barclays donates at crucial time as Covid-19 effects to be felt through winter

A Barclays donation of £100,000 will help cover the costs of delivering food across the FareShare network, providing vital additional support over the next six months for communities facing food insecurity nationwide.   ““Over half a year into the pandemic, we are going into this winter stronger and more resilient. However, this does not change the ever-increasing demand for food. Barclays’ support couldn’t come at a more crucial time and removes a huge barrier by ensuring that we can get meals out to those struggling in the tough months ahead.” Lindsay Boswell, FareShare Chief Executive ” As the impact of Covid-19 and further lockdown measures pushes many…

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