Insight archive

Green finance

  • 20 May 2020

    Cloudy now, brighter later

    Why solar panel installation is set to bounce back after the short-term shock of coronavirus.

  • 12 May 2020

    A green reboot for the global economy

    The recovery following COVID-19 presents a chance to create a more sustainable future.

  • 17 Apr 2020

    Pricing carbon to limit warming

    Effective carbon pricing is likely to be key to keep emissions in check over the longer term.

  • 24 Mar 2020

    Smart buildings cut emissions

    New technologies that make buildings greener and more energy-efficient are on the rise.

  • A steel worker and sparks from molten steel in an industrial foundry

    16 Mar 2020

    Commodities adapt to climate change

    Environmental factors are sparking change in the commodities sector, says HSBC’s Paul Bloxham.

  • A hydrogen fuel cell

    25 Feb 2020

    Renewables can make hydrogen green

    Using wind and solar power to generate hydrogen could speed the transition to a low-carbon world.

  • 06 Dec 2019

    Creating the 21st-century city

    Urban growth needs to be smart and sustainable, says HSBC Group Chairman Mark Tucker.

  • Seagrass on the ocean floor

    25 Nov 2019

    Blue carbon makes the world greener

    Oceans and coastal habitats play a vital role in the fight against climate change.

  • 14 Nov 2019

    Cutting congestion lifts growth

    Making it easier to get around cities could boost the economy and protect people’s health.

  • 16 Oct 2019

    Green finance in the slow lane

    The world is far short of where it needs to be on sustainable investment, says HSBC’s Daniel Klier.

  • 26 Sep 2019

    Financing the low-carbon economy

    Financial institutions need to work together to address the climate challenge, says Noel Quinn.

  • 24 Sep 2019

    Sustainable investing takes centre stage

    Most investors expect to buy more green, social or sustainable bonds in the future, our survey finds.

  • 23 Aug 2019

    Towards the zero-carbon city

    HSBC’s Greg Clark explains why city leaders have a key role to play in the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • 02 Jul 2019

    Moving green finance to the mainstream

    The financial sector must do more in the fight against climate change, says HSBC’s Daniel Klier.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    ESG becomes a priority

    Companies need to manage their wider impact on society if they wish to attract investors.