This report sets out HSBC's approach to sustainability: how we incorporate sustainability into our business and what we did in 2012, focusing on our social, environmental and economic contribution.
HSBC Sustainability Report 2012
This book is a selection of 46 stories celebrating the achievements of The HSBC Climate Partnership which ended in December 2011.
Back in 2007, the Partnership set out to combat the urgent threat of climate change by inspiring action by individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. To do this, we worked with four partners who rank amongst the world's most respected environmental organisations: The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and WWF.
After five years, USD100 million and the hard work of more than 100,000 people, the Partnership has delivered many ground-breaking achievements. Today 32 million more people have access to cleaner water than before the project started; 3 million hectares of forestland has been protected; and low carbon technology is helping 10 of the world's biggest cities to cut carbon emissions more quickly.
More than 2,200 HSBC employees became Climate Champions, and in total HSBC employees gave 63,000 days of volunteering time.
This interactive book showcases what can be achieved when world-leading environmental organisations work together in partnership.
If you use the screen reader, or want to view the document in A4 format, a PDF version is available.
HSBC has consulted the GRI's indicators and Financial Services Supplement for the Sustainability Report 2012. View our GRI Index.
UN Global Compact Communication on Progress 2012
Sustainability Report 2011 full report
Future First - Achievements and Aspirations
Delivering Low Carbon Growth - A Guide to China's 12th Five Year Plan
Sustainability Report 2010
HSBC Climate Partnership Review 2010
HSBC's Commitment to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment