Sustainability means building our business for the long term by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions we make. This enables us to foster growth which is both sustainable and commercially viable.

Since its foundation in 1865, HSBC has adapted to and helped serve the needs of a changing world. It has financed economic growth, nurtured international trade and overcome events such as economic crises. We recognise that governments, corporations, the financial system and civil society are all stakeholders of climate change and sustainability challenges.

Now more than ever, there is a need to develop the skills, business innovation and low-carbon solutions needed to secure long-term prosperity for all. For HSBC, these are the key elements of sustainable growth which we can influence.

  • Sustainable finance
    As one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, HSBC aspires to be a leading global partner in the transition to a low-carbon future. We have committed to provide USD100 billion to sustainable financing and investments by 2025. Improving the efficiency of our own operations is also part of our commitments, and we will source 100 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
  • Sustainable networks and entrepreneurship
    Sustainable growth is supported by resilient and responsible international trade networks. We work with our corporate partners and non-governmental organisations to support business practices that protect the environment and human rights, while helping new companies emerge and grow.
  • Future skills
    In a rapidly changing world, workplace skills and financial literacy are more important than ever. We support our customers, communities and employees to develop the financial capability and employability skills they need to succeed in the global economy.

You can read further information about sustainability at HSBC   including details of our performance and activities on our corporate website. Please note this is English language only.

We want to play a leading role in the transition to a low-carbon economy

John Flint, HSBC Group Chief Executive