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Sustainability

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We help serve the needs of a changing world.

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, fostered international trade and overcome events such as economic crises. We recognise our wider commitments to the communities in which we operate and understand that economic growth must also be sustainable.

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.

Providing USD100 billion of financing and investments by 2025 to develop clean energy, lower-carbon technologies, and projects that contribute to the delivery of the Paris Climate agreement and the UN SDGs

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.

Operations

We are committed to cutting our annual carbon emissions from 3.5 tonnes per employee in 2011 to 2.0 tonnes by the end of 2020. Carbon emissions per employee in 2019 were 2.26 tonnes, thanks to the support of our employees and suppliers.

Communities

We work with leading charities to support projects with a focus on education, the environment and health. We aim to help young people reach their potential through access to education and entrepreneurship.

Find out more about Sustainability at HSBC.


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