Fast-forward to collective wellbeing

Transition Finance is emerging not merely as a trend but as an essential pathway to sustainable growth and ethical business transformation. At Emirates NBD we recognize the pressing need for innovative financial strategies that pave the way for a cleaner, greener future for the MENAT region and for the whole world. Our commitment extends beyond traditional banking, aligning with a vision that embraces responsibility, forward-thinking, and the collective well-being of our community and planet.

What is transition finance?

Transition finance is more than just a financial term, it is a multifaceted approach to supporting industries in their evolution towards greener practices. It offers the necessary financial scaffolding that guides traditional industries, still reliant on conventional methods, towards adopting environmentally responsible and socially equitable practices.

Who needs it?

Transition finance has a universal relevance, offering opportunities for every industry, not just high-carbon companies, to align with a future that values environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic viability.

Here are some examples of parties that can benefit from transition finance:

The energy sector

The energy sector

Fossil fuel-dependent industries seeking to incorporate renewable energy sources.



Aiming to reduce waste, enhance efficiency, and embrace circular economy principles.


Emerging innovators

Businesses looking to establish themselves with a sustainable foundation from the outset.

Investors and stakeholders

Investors and stakeholders

Individuals and entities looking to invest in responsible and future-proof sectors.

Emirates NBD offers expertise, partnership and dedicated financial products to support your transition journey to a sustainable legacy for generations to come.

How transition finance makes a difference

The energy sector

Economic revitalization

By financing innovative projects and technologies, transition finance stimulates economic growth, opening doors to new markets and opportunities. It encourages the development of cutting-edge technologies, driving creativity, productivity and efficiency. It also contributes towards the shift to greener practices which are generating new roles and skills, creating employment opportunities that align with future needs.


Ecological responsibility

By financing projects that minimize pollution and resource consumption, transition finance contributes to cleaner air, water and soil. From energy conservation to waste reduction, it supports a broad spectrum of initiatives that reflect a commitment to Earth's well-being, in harmony with international commitments like the Paris Agreement. Therefore, contributing to a coordinated global response to climate change.

Social cohesion

Social cohesion

By aligning profit goals with social needs, transition finance fosters a business landscape that values community well-being. It supports projects that directly or indirectly contribute to improved health, education and living standards. Through transparent practices and alignment with social objectives, it builds trust and collaboration between industries, governments, and communities.

Facing the challenges

Transition finance, though transformative and crucial, does not come without its hurdles. These include regulatory challenges, financial risks, technology and operational issues and not the least, cultural obstacles and integration. Emirates NBD recognizes these challenges and works tirelessly together with regulators, clients and stakeholders to overcome them. We believe that with collaboration, expertise, innovation and a relentless commitment to our shared future, we can turn these challenges into steppingstones towards a prosperous and sustainable future.

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