Insight archive


  • Bird eye view of Surat Thani fly in the morning

    10 Jul 2020

    Investing in a sustainable recovery

    Group Chief Executive Noel Quinn says the aftermath of COVID-19 offers an opportunity to build a more resilient and just economy.

  • Blue flames on a gas cooker ring

    29 Jun 2020

    Why transition finance is essential

    The financial system must step up efforts to help high-carbon industries cut emissions.

  • Two red-eyed tree frogs

    17 Jun 2020

    Biodiversity in the balance

    With 1 million species under threat, investors have a key role to play in protecting the planet.

  • Blue lorry on wet road

    12 Jun 2020

    Cut the muck from trucks

    Biofuel, hydrogen, batteries – what is the best way to make heavy goods vehicles greener?

  • 27 Mar 2020

    Coronavirus and the environment

    COVID-19 may spur long-term changes in the way people work, shop and travel.

  • 24 Mar 2020

    Smart buildings cut emissions

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

  • 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.

  • 04 Oct 2019

    Opportunities in a changing world

    Focusing on customers can help businesses succeed in uncertain times, says HSBC’s Noel Quinn.

  • 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.

  • A car charging at an electric point in a rural location

    31 Jan 2019

    Road-testing the electric dream

    Why is HSBC’s Global Head of Research planning to travel across Europe in an electric car?

  • 05 Dec 2018

    Businesses seek green gains

    Businesses can benefit financially by encouraging their suppliers to be more sustainable.

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