HSBC news archive

Sustainability

  • 11 May 2022

    Enduring the pandemic together

    We are continuing to support customers and communities affected by Covid-19 outbreaks in 2022.

  • 16 Mar 2022

    Three steps forward in our net zero transition

    We’re setting out transformational changes we’re making to deliver on our climate strategy and targets.

  • 22 Feb 2022

    HSBC sets financed emissions targets

    We’ve announced targets for reducing financed emissions in two carbon-intensive sectors – oil and gas, and power and utilities – by 2030.

  • 14 Dec 2021

    We’re phasing out coal financing

    Our policy, commitments and targets on thermal coal.

  • 30 Sep 2021

    Climate change: our billion dollar ambition for SE Asia

    Our new partnership will finance sustainable infrastructure projects over the next five years.

  • 28 May 2021

    Shareholders back HSBC’s net zero commitments

    A special resolution on climate change has been approved at our 2021 Annual General Meeting.

  • 13 May 2021

    ESG rating upgraded to ‘leader’

    MSCI has awarded HSBC an AA rating for ESG.

  • 21 Apr 2021

    HSBC joins global Net Zero Banking Alliance

    HSBC is working with banks from 23 countries to help accelerate the transition to net zero.

  • 23 Feb 2021

    We’re taking action on ESG

    A new climate ambition and extra support for customers and colleagues are some of HSBC’s latest environmental, social and governance (ESG) highlights.

  • 03 Feb 2021

    HSBC helps UK raise funds to fight climate change

    We are advising the UK government on its first ever sovereign green bond.

  • 08 Jan 2021

    Cutting carbon for companies

    HSBC has led a financing deal that will pay for sectors including construction and utilities to reduce their emissions in China and beyond.

  • 29 Dec 2020

    The building that’s set to cut 108,000kg of carbon

    An HSBC Hong Kong building’s rooftop solar panels can generate enough energy to power 54 homes.

  • 30 Oct 2020

    Transition finance takes off in the UAE

    The world’s first transition sukuk will help cut carbon from the aviation industry – and HSBC is playing a key role.

  • 22 Oct 2020

    Protecting the Great Barrier Reef

    HSBC Australia is spearheading investment to improve water quality around the world’s largest coral reef system.

  • Father and son cycling together in nature

    16 Oct 2020

    HSBC signs up for climate action

    ‘Count Us In’ aims to inspire a billion people to protect the planet – and HSBC is a founder member.

  • 09 Oct 2020

    HSBC sets out net zero ambition

    Find out how we plan to help build a thriving low-carbon economy.

  • 09 Oct 2020

    Our net zero ambition: a letter to customers

    Noel Quinn has written an open letter to our customers explaining how we plan to support them on the journey to a net zero carbon future.

  • Tractors plough a green field

    30 Sep 2020

    HSBC named best investment bank for sustainability

    The Banker recognises our work on sustainable finance and support for communities.

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