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.


Tackling world hunger

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.

 Delivery Hero

Delivery Hero operates online ordering platforms for food worldwide. With 27,000 employees globally, they process up to 5 million orders per day. The company's presence in more than 40 markets requires a global approach for its treasury. Find out how HSBC supports Delivery Hero to further digitise its cash management solutions.


As a major manufacturer of glass containers, Vidrala supplies some of Europe’s most well-known food and beverage brands with packaging materials for their products. The company has made a strong commitment to sustainability and is one of the first companies in Europe to invest in HSBC’s Green Deposits Scheme.


Bosco Law, Deputy Chairman & CEO of LAWSGROUP, outlines how the implementation of sustainable practices is not limited to reducing energy and emissions, but also through ‘Creating Shared Value’. This concept supports the sustainable development of the apparel industry’s entire ecosystem and the on-going success of an increasingly evolving sector.

 ChinaChem Group

Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of ChinaChem Group, outlines in this video how both the architectural designs and the process by which they are created are core elements to not only saving energy and reducing carbon emissions but also strengthening communities and individual's wellbeing.

 Paul Y. Engineering

James Lee, CEO & Executive Director of Paul Y. Engineering discusses the industry’s efforts to bring in more sustainable elements to architecture and innovative methods for construction. In addition, securing a green talent pool is just as important to continue building Hong Kong’s green skyline.

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.