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.
Whether you are a business or an investor, HSBC has a deep understanding of international approaches to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practices. Our wealth of research and insights can help you better understand the spectrum of ESG, and how to make the transformative sustainable decisions that will help grow your business into the future.
The vast majority of businesses see sustainability as a priority. They are grabbing the opportunity of change and transformation to prioritise sustainability and build back better. Our Navigator Report gives you the insight and viewpoint of more than 10,000 companies from 39 countries and territories. Find out how they are responding to the ongoing challenges and preparing for the future.
Global Research Insights
Batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation
A circular economy can help the world meet key sustainability targets
US leads in putting racial diversity on investors’ ESG agenda for companies
Green-bond investors want to know how issuers will achieve emission neutrality
Solar and wind capacity has grown faster than expected as country aims for carbon neutrality
The green gas can fuel transport, heat buildings and power industry
Democrats’ control of Capital Hill allows Joe Biden to bring sweeping change
Wai-Shin Chan, Co-head of ESG Research and Head of HSBC's Climate Change Centre of Excellence, highlights the key events of the climate change calendar in 2021, and what we can expect from them
Science will be highly visible as climate pledges trickle in throughout the year
Cities and states will support new president’s agenda even if Senate does not
Problems in including green bonds in asset-purchase programmes can be overcome
Investors eager for region’s dollar-denominated green bonds
It is no magic wand but it is a key part of the analytical toolkit for investors and companies.
Achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 will require economic restructuring
EVs move ever closer to being a mass-market proposition
Climate-neutral scheme becomes key to European recovery plan
But could bugs be a solution to plastic pollution?
Pandemic mothballs least efficient planes but delays low-carbon replacements