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
President’s pledge to cut emissions puts pressure on others to target net-zero
European companies will need carbon offsets to achieve 2050 emissions goals
Lack of transparency over the origin of goods is a threat to retailers’ reputations
Wind and solar generation capacity could almost double by 2025 in leading Southeast Asian nations
President’s ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan creates jobs while pursuing climate goals
We’ve ranked 77 countries on their resilience or vulnerability to a range of climate risks
Technology can help world achieve net-zero emissions, but companies must be attracted
Power, transport, buildings and industry can cut the emissions gap to net-zero by 81% by 2050
Driving demand in the world’s biggest car market
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
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.
But could bugs be a solution to plastic pollution?
Pandemic mothballs least efficient planes but delays low-carbon replacements
A Q&A on how the pandemic is affecting schemes designed to reduce emissions