We provide financial contributions to community projects, and thousands of employees across the world get involved by volunteering their time and sharing their skills.
HSBC donations by region in 2015
In 2015, we donated USD205 million to charities and non-profit organisations running community projects around the world. Employees gave 304,555 hours of time to volunteer during working hours.
HSBC has partnerships with some of the world’s leading charities, both large and small. A number of these relationships have been in place for more than a decade, enabling funding for long-term programmes which can result in real change. For example, our work with WWF to protect the Yangtze River basin began in 2002.
We believe that education and natural resources – such as fresh water – are essential to resilient communities. For more than 10 years, we focused our community investment activities on these two areas. In 2015, following an employee survey, we decided to add medical charities to the causes we support.
HSBC donations by theme in 2015
HSBC Education Programme
Our HSBC Education Programme focuses on helping young people achieve their potential – supporting disadvantaged children and providing financial education and scholarships.
HSBC Water Programme
The HSBC Water Programme helps to protect and provide freshwater and sanitation and raises awareness of water challenges around the world.
HSBC 150 community fund
HSBC supports local community projects in many countries, including through a USD150 million community fund launched to mark the bank’s 150th anniversary.
Nearly two million people living in some of the poorest parts of the world now have access to improved sanitation thanks to support from HSBC’s Water Programme.
More than 22,000 homeless children have been helped back to school by funding from HSBC.