Business Plan for the Planet

HSBC is committed to a sustainable future. We are dedicating between $750bn and $1trn, alongside expert guidance and support, to help our 1.5 million customers – and their partners – make a lasting sustainable transition to help us all thrive in a low carbon economy. We also pledge to become a net zero carbon business ourselves by 2030 or sooner.

Expert Voices

At HSBC, our expertise and global network is committed to helping clients transition to more renewable, sustainable and ethical practices. Our experienced teams across the organisation are working on providing bespoke sustainable solutions and guidance to help you transition to net zero. Below are ideas from across our network to help inform your decisions.



How to drive investment into sustainable infrastructure

The ‘Finance to Accelerate the Sustainable Transition Infrastructure’ (FAST-Infra) initiative aims to transform sustainable infrastructure into a mainstream, liquid asset class. Stakeholder involvement is needed to make this initiative a success.


Building a better world after COVID-19

Our panel of experts discuss the connection between COVID-19 and climate change, lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis and how they might be used as an opportunity to embark on a new sustainable growth path.


Hydrogen has the potential to be a completely clean fuel, producing zero carbon emissions. The biggest hurdles to greater use of hydrogen are how it is made and what it costs.

 Carbon Capture & Storage

Could Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) save the planet? Many experts believe so.

 Making Mission Possible

Delivering A Net-Zero Economy

Global Perspectives

Visions of Our City

Together celebrating UN World Cities day

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Guide to Net Zero

With the UK government’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, there is a collective responsibility for businesses of all shapes and sizes. But how do you manage your transition to net zero and where should you start? In collaboration with Carbon Intelligence, we’ve developed a guide to support you on your journey to Net Zero.

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 Green Trade to Drive Post-Pandemic Recovery

Global as well as Middle East governments and corporations are tapping green trade financing opportunities with the aim to build back better in a post-COVID19 world.

 HSBC Clean Waterways Programme

With four solar-powered boats and your help, we can turn the tide on plastic waste. We can write a new chapter for our waterways. Because when it comes to protecting Hong Kong’s waterways, we all have a role to play.

 Resetting: Sustainability on the agenda

With previously unthinkable ways of working becoming the ‘new normal’ overnight, the COVID-19 crisis is a turning point for the sustainability agenda.

 COVID 19 will make sustainability a bigger corporate priority

Recovery planning bringing environment, diversity and inclusion to the top of many leaders’ agendas

 Secrets of high productivity at low carbon cost

A beacon of lean production and efficiency, Conor Colgan, of Aidansfield Research Farm, is using lean management principles and accuracy driven measurement to maximise output and reduce carbon footprint

If you like the content you see here, discover more sustainable insights by teams across our global network.