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.

Inspiration from our clients

In creating a Business Plan for the Planet, we are committed to supporting our 1.5 million clients all over the world to make the transition toward net zero. For some, that will require a wholesale change to plan for and meet a new system of sustainable goals, and for others it may be a short, single change in the way they do business. From renewable energy to supply chains, we have the dedicated knowledge to help you achieve your goals.


DPS are a UK-based company that supplies various fresh fruit to the country's supermarkets. As well as growing their own produce, their long-standing relationship with growers means they can consistently supply the best quality fruit. HSBC have provided DPS with a green loan to help pioneer new vertical farming techniques which produce 90% less CO2 per kg than traditional farming methods.



Lion Electric

How is Lion Electric revolutionizing the transport industry to help create a more sustainable future? Find out more about a business plan that is working to improve our society by electrifying transport.


Did you know that Via is providing tech that promotes sustainable and equitable transit to more than 500 public and private entities in more than 35 countries? We’re proud to support technology companies like Via with venture growth financing, to help them expand globally and continue positively impacting our world.




Seppure is revolutionising the industrial chemical separation industry with its new generation membrane technology. This new process means chemicals can be separated at room temperature, reducing energy consumption by 90%. Putting the industry on the path towards significantly reducing its environmental impact.


Square Group

HSBC Bangladesh have partnered with Square Group, one of the pioneer signatories of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to arrange the very first Sustainability Linked Loan in Bangladesh. Under this arrangement, the credit terms of the existing working capital facility offered to Square Group will be linked to renewable energy usage and they will become eligible for preferential interest rate when they achieve renewable energy usage goals.


Mercon considers sustainability in every part of their farming process. From supply chains, to farming innovation, to improving workers’ livelihoods. All without compromising on the quality of their coffee.

They’ve partnered with HSBC to participate in the first coffee-only sustainably linked loan so that diverse, sustainable practices can help make the world a better place.


Every year a third of the world's food goes to waste. That's enough to feed the combined populations of China and the USA. Too big a problem to solve?

Not for Parisian innovators Phenix, who've developed an app that gives unsold food a second life. In creating a circular economy Phenix is bringing us closer to a world without waste, and we consider it a privilege to be helping this smart tech solution expand into new continents.




Lamprell, a UAE-based firm, grew its foothold in the burgeoning clean energy sector with its recent Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project, providing sustainable energy to around one million homes.

This was made possible with HSBC’s support, arranging the first sustainable finance guarantee in the Middle East, a milestone transaction in the region.



Sustainable development is central to Sodiaal's strategy, the largest dairy cooperative in France and third-largest in Europe for over twenty years. Innovative CSR-focused funding will help achieve these goals. The three pillars of Sodiaal’s sustainable development strategy are: farming practices that are good for people, animals and the planet; a responsible industry that delivers the best dairy products to consumers; and a community of members and farmers who are proud and committed.



The socio-economic impact of sustainability cannot be ignored. Meridiam is a mission-based investment company developing, financing and managing transformation projects that develop skills, create jobs and grow the economy. Right now, Meridiam is helping to turn forest biomass into green fuel that will replace coal.

Smart? You bet. That's the reason our sustainability team are supporting Meridiam.


Durapower: Greening the future of mobility

See how Durapower grew from a specialist in advanced battery technology to a leading expert in e-mobility with HSBC's extensive trade network and green financing solutions.


Sustenir: Nurturing the future of sustainable agriculture

Learn how a local urban farm achieved business success by expanding into a sustainable business capable of nurturing the future of sustainable agriculture.

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How is Averda using green finance to promote recycling in emerging markets? Averda: Circular economics

Find out how we are helping Dubai-based Averda expand its recycling and recovery services in less-developed markets.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner Neoen: Renewing Australia’s energy infrastructure

Find out how we supported Neoen on a wind power project that will bring clean and efficient energy to 100,000 homes Australia’s far north.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner Egypt: Delivering for the Delta

Discover how the global capital markets helped climate-vulnerable Egypt to curb emissions and clear the air.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner POSCO: Material change

How is Korean steelmaker POSCO using the proceeds from a convertible bond issue to transform its business?

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner Vinpearl: New destinations

Find out how we helped Vietnamese hospitality chain Vinpearl launch the world’s first sustainable exchangeable bond.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner Etihad Airways: Net zero on the radar

Find out how we helped Etihad Airways access sustainability-linked financing to fund its long-term goals.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner Repsol: Transition in action

Find out how we helped energy giant Repsol align its financing strategy with its transition to net zero.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner UK Green gilt: Beyond symbolic

Find out how we helped finance the UK's Green Industrial Revolution with the world's biggest green bond.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner FAST-Infra: Driving investment in sustainable infrastructure

Good infrastructure is the backbone of any successful society and economy. People need access to energy, transport, sanitation, hospitals and schools to thrive.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner PRT/Instar: Natural capital

Learn how HSBC’s green financing is helping connect seedling producer PRT to its next branch of growth.

How can a green loan help to rebuild North America’s forests banner Laing O’Rourke: Building a sound-proof, sustainable future

Find out how Select, part of the Laing O’Rourke family and one of the UK’s largest suppliers of construction equipment, is driving forward towards net zero.

 Together with BioD Technology

BioDiesel expansion underpins sustainable growth. Indian company AIP is embarking on a sustainable journey with its Dubai biodiesel production plant.
Attracted by the range of opportunities in the UAE’s burgeoning renewable energy sector, New Delhi-based Anika International Pvt (AIP) recently set up BioD Technology FZE, a biodiesel production plant in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone.

Here’s what we’re doing to help you

Our aim is to accelerate the transition to a thriving low-carbon global economy through finance. We are working to help 1.5m customers all over the planet to reduce the environmental impact of their supply chains, and to foster the sustainable growth of small and medium-sized businesses.