Go Green with your currency hedging

Help safeguard your profits and support certified climate and development projects around the world when you sign up to our Green Hedging initiative.

Create a positive impact through your core work in finance and treasury

Momentum is building for corporate reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors. Governments, but also customers and shareholders now expect businesses to demonstrate that they are playing their part in mitigating climate risk.

Western Union Business Solutions is offering you the opportunity to accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy while taking advantage of our unparalleled expertise in currency risk management.

When you sign up to our Green Hedging initiative, we will redirect some of the proceeds from your transactions with us to certified climate and development projects and then match that amount with our own contribution.


Give the green light to sustainable profits and worthwhile business practices

How it works:

  • We will make payments on your behalf (proceeds from our work with you) to Gold Standard, an organisation established by international NGOs as a best practice standard in support of environmental causes.
  • We will also match that contribution and send the combined total to Gold Standard in your organisation’s name.
  • You can select your preferred project types based on your business’ preferences but also those of your customers and stakeholders.
  • Each project is measured in tonnes of carbon offset, and contributes towards at least 2 more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals. As well as certification of the carbon offset, Gold Standard will provide an explanation of the additional environmental and socio-economic benefits which you can include in your ESG reporting.

What you will receive:

Globally recognised certification proving your carbon offset.
Additional information on the benefits of the projects you supported, aligned with the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Access guidance on how to manage your resources more efficiently to reduce operating costs and increase profitability.
Prepare to meet Net-Zero legislation requirements and add it to your ESG reporting.

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