The seven global employee networks focus on disability, gender, ethnicity, faith, age, working families and sexual orientation.


  • Disability comes in many different forms. Some disabilities are visible and others may not be so obvious. Our Ability network is dedicated to ensuring that the diverse skills and abilities of employees with disabilities are recognised and valued. It also supports those who care for individuals with disabilities.


  • The Balance network supports the recruitment, development and advancement of a gender-balanced workforce within HSBC.


  • Our Ethnicity and Race network helps us attract, retain and engage a diverse range of talent. It focuses on ensuring that HSBC is a place where people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds can thrive.


  • The Faith network promotes and supports religious tolerance, understanding and respect of various faiths, reflecting the religiously diverse environment in HSBC.


  • The Generations network aims to increase understanding, cooperation, networking and mentoring between people of different ages within HSBC.


  • Our Working Parents and Carers network supports a family-friendly approach across HSBC through educational activities, sharing expertise, and promoting the benefits of a diverse workforce.


  • Our Pride network encourages an inclusive environment through Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender engagement in the workplace.

Every global network has two or more sponsors who help them plan their activities. This also ensures that each network’s ideas and suggestions are heard by senior leaders in the bank.

Diversity and inclusion networks have been part of HSBC for more than 40 years. The first meeting of ‘Christians in HSBC’ took place in London in 1975. The group, today part of the global Faith network, has members in 15 countries.