Our approach

ESG Update 2019

HSBC has published its latest report on its environmental,
social and governance performance.

Forging lasting relationships

We are committed to building a business for the long term, developing relationships that last. We want to be a well-managed organisation that people are proud to work for, has the trust of our clients and the communities we serve, and minimises its impact on the environment.

Serving our customers

HSBC has adapted and grown over the last 150 years. But the foundations of our strategy and values remain the same. Our belief in doing the right thing remains key to our success.

  • Our values

    We are open, dependable and connected. We want to ensure our employees feel empowered to do the right thing.

  • Our strategy

    HSBC is one of the world’s leading international banks. Our strategy positions us to capitalise on long-term trends affecting our industry.

Building a sustainable future

We recognise our wider commitments to the communities in which we operate and understand that economic growth must also be sustainable.

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Measuring our impact

Fact: The amount HSBC contributed to charitable and community projects around the world in 2019 is 101 million US dollars.
Fact: Carbon dioxide emissions per full-time employee have decreased by 35 per cent since 2011.
Fact: HSBC has pledged to provide 100 billion US dollars of sustainable financing and investment by 2025.
  • Culture and people

    Our distinctive culture reflects the diversity of our people and the sense of responsibility that comes with looking after other people’s money.
  • Risk and responsibility

    We take an active approach to managing risk. Robust governance helps us meet our responsibilities and protect our business, customers and investors.
  • Corporate governance

    We have a comprehensive range of policies and systems in place to ensure that the bank is well-managed, with effective oversight and control.

Insight

Bird eye view of Surat Thani fly in the morning

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.

A new digital currency for China

Centrally issued digital currencies could make payments safer and more efficient, explains HSBC’s Paul Mackel.

A worker on a construction site at sunset

Why investment needs to carry growth

With trade languishing and consumers more withdrawn, investment must play a bigger role in driving the recovery after COVID-19.