Climate Change Centre of Excellence 

Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. This website aims to contribute to the global dialogue, and to help build a better world for every future.

Becoming a net-zero bank by 2050

Scotiabank intends to become a net-zero bank by 2050 and to help drive a net-zero future in the countries and communities where we operate.

As part of this, Scotiabank has committed to:

  • achieving net-zero emissions in our global operations by 2030

  • mobilizing $350 billion CAD for climate-related finance by 2030 and working with our clients across key sectors to support and finance their decarbonization efforts

  • setting and continuing to develop targets to achieve net-zero financed emissions by 2050 consistent with our membership in the UN-convened Net-Zero Banking Alliance

  • contributing $25 million (including our $10 million Net-Zero Research Fund) by 2030 to help advance research and technology development

Our $10 Million Net-Zero Research Fund provides grants to leading think-tanks and academic institutions that are supporting key sectors in their efforts to decarbonize.

Please see below for the 2023 winners of Net-Zero Research Funds.

If you are interested in being on our email list for the 2024 call for submissions, please send an email to

Net-Zero Research Fund

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Learn how Scotiabank is working to build a more sustainable future for our stakeholders, our country and the world.