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 COP26 climate summit produced a frenzy of activity and plenty of headlines, but did it deliver the commitments needed to avert a climate crisis? Our latest issue puts the key announcements under the microscope and looks ahead to the agenda for 2022. The magazine also digs into the science behind climate accounting, nuclear fusion – and much more.
Delivering Net Zero Supply Chains
The Multi-Trillion Dollar Key to Beat Climate Change
Delivering Net Zero Supply Chains explores what it would take to deliver net-zero supply chains. The report calculates that up to half of the anticipated $100trn needed to finance the transition would need to go to the SME sector. This raises additional complexity to the climate challenge as SMEs typically have less in-house climate expertise, and more limited access to capital to drive and fund climate transformation. Consequently, the report argues that a new front in the battle to combat climate change is needed that rests on supporting SMEs and transitioning entire supply chains. The report sets out a roadmap for this transition based on 7 key principles alongside specific actions for key stakeholder groups.
Green financing and investing gains momentum
HSBC’s Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey is a comprehensive global survey of 2,000 capital market issuers and institutional investors. It charts the trends and evolving sentiment around green financing and investing to help you understand how to move forward towards a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient world. The 2021 Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey covers 19 industries and spans 24 territories in the Americas, Europe, MENAT, Asia, and ASEAN. See our full suite of regional and country deep-dive reports.
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
A net-zero emissions policy could see global oil consumption fall by 75%
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
Insights from our network
To preserve our natural habitat, conserve wildlife and meet the Paris climate targets, businesses, governments and the financial sector across the globe will have to work together. Without change, the social and economic consequences could be devastating, and time is running short.
The sustainable transformation of the economy is now a given, but it’s up to governments, capital markets and corporations to make it a success.
Green bonds have gone from being a fringe phenomenon to a central means of corporate financing. However, they're often not enough to make a company's entire financing range sustainable, which means that participants in the financial markets are increasingly including new solutions in their portfolios.
With varying standards, a diverse vocabulary and shifting targets, it can be difficult for businesses and investors to navigate and understand sustainability performance. Robust data and defined metrics are needed to support investment and the journey to a more sustainable future.