Being sustainable is good for business

Why going green can grow your business

83% of companies want to be a genuinely ethical or environmentally sustainable company.

But, only about one in five (17%) plan to increase their emphasis on their ethical and environmental standards. HSBC has researched what over 8,500 businesses in 34 markets think about being more sustainable.

At HSBC, we have a role in helping businesses transition to be more sustainable, and for many businesses being ethical and sustainable is an increasingly visible and important factor in helping you remain competitive and attractive in today's world. With pressure from investors, consumers and regulators – it can directly impact your bottom-line.

Our global presence, strong network and large customer base means we’re well placed to work together with you to support the transition to become more sustainable. Putting our years of experience into practice, we can provide guidance, access to new markets, supply chain considerations and the financing solutions to enable customers to make the transition.

Big Thinking

  • Modern Land China case study

    A client case study solution video focussing on how HSBC is partnering with and providing Green Bond financing to Modern Land China for the development of innovative energy efficient buildings.
  • Big Thinking is recognising sustainability sets you apart

    Stuart Nivison, Global Head of Client Network Banking, HSBC, Carla Neefs, Director Supplier Sustainability, Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) and Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head, CDP Supply Chain, CDP discuss.

We recognise the critical role finance has to play in creating sustainable growth. Our commitments to a sustainable future:

  • Provide USD100bn of green financing we’re committed to financing the clean energy, low carbon technologies and projects which will help deliver the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Help reduce emissions we will reduce our exposure to thermal coal and engage with clients to actively manage the transition path for other high carbon sectors.
  • Centre of Sustainable Finance we aim to provide the thought leadership needed to unlock the capital flows required to address the world’s major sustainability challenges.