Insight archive


  • 31 Mar 2022

    How drones and robots could help feed the world

    Disruptive technologies are poised to deliver smarter and more sustainable farming, our researchers say.

  • 25 Feb 2022

    Our financed emissions targets

    HSBC’s Group Chief Sustainability Officer Celine Herweijer explains our approach for two carbon-intensive sectors.

  • 10 Jan 2022

    Five things you might not know about the water crisis

    Our research shows there’s still a lot to learn about how water shortages are affecting our planet.

  • 14 Dec 2021

    How we’re enabling the transition from coal to clean

    Our coal policy will facilitate a just transition to net zero for developed and developing countries.

  • 27 Oct 2021

    Seven steps to tackle a USD50 trillion challenge

    Getting supply chains to net zero will require creative solutions, according to HSBC and BCG.

  • 11 Oct 2021

    Why COP26 is the world’s make-or-break climate moment

    The summit needs to accelerate global climate policies, says HSBC’s Wai-Shin Chan.

  • 13 Jul 2021

    Businesses have woken up to net zero

    Talk on taking climate action must turn into tangible progress soon, says HSBC’s Ian Stuart.

  • 06 Jan 2021

    Five climate trends for 2021

    HSBC’s Daniel Klier examines the themes likely to dominate the run-up to the COP26 conference in November.

  • 22 Dec 2020

    Decisive decade ahead for climate finance

    Progress has been made in the five years since the Paris Agreement – but bigger changes are coming.

  • 01 Dec 2020

    Navigating towards a global COVID recovery

    Sustainability and technology are vital for bouncing back from the pandemic, HSBC research shows.

  • The launch of an ESG index in Dubai this year has helped the growth of the sustainable finance market in the Middle East

    23 Oct 2020

    The Middle East’s path to a sustainable future

    Green finance will be key to the region’s low-carbon transition, says HSBC’s Nour Safa.

  • 20 Oct 2020

    Waste not, want not

    Cutting food waste could help retailers protect the environment – and their reputation.

  • 14 Oct 2020

    ESG investing remains key
    during COVID-19

    A new HSBC survey highlights how sustainable finance is moving into the mainstream of capital markets.

  • Heavy rain causes flooding in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon ) Thu Thiem District 2

    12 Oct 2020

    Climate is Asia’s next crisis

    Find out why the region must take more steps to mitigate climate change – and adapt to it.

  • aerial view of The Solid Contact Clarifier Tank type Sludge Recirculation in Water Treatment plant

    29 Sep 2020

    How to drive investment in sustainable infrastructure

    A global labelling system for green projects could boost investor confidence and attract more private capital.

  • 22 Sep 2020

    Climate in the COVID era

    As COVID-19 sharpens investors’ focus on environmental, social and governance issues, we highlight six developments to watch.

  • Habor seal and plastic bottle

    03 Sep 2020

    Pandemic compounds plastics problem

    Coronavirus has led to an increase in plastic ocean waste – but could beetles and bugs be part of the solution?

  • 14 Aug 2020

    Continental shift

    Can the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey take meaningful steps towards a low-carbon economy?

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