Our employees lead seven global networks to promote diversity within the bank as well as a number of common interest groups under HSBC Communities. Together they help to create a culture where everyone is included, business challenges are addressed, and advice and support can be shared.
Our global employee networks play a critical role in achieving HSBC’s ambitions for diversity and inclusion. They focus on gender, age, ethnicity, LGBT+, faith, working parents and carers, and ability.
The Ability network is dedicated to leveraging the diverse skills and abilities of employees and carers of individuals with both visible and hidden physical and mental health challenges.
The Balance network supports the recruitment, development, advancement and engagement of a gender-balanced workforce within HSBC.
The Embrace network for ethnicity and race helps us attract, retain and engage a more diverse range of talent, and educates on embracing inclusion to support a more ethnically diverse and multicultural workforce.
Our Faith network has five employee resource groups which promote tolerance and respect for all faiths and advocates the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
The Generations network assists HSBC goals by promoting cross-generational understanding, cooperation, networking, mentoring and facilitation of knowledge transfer.
The Nurture network for Working Parents and Carers supports a family-friendly approach across HSBC through educational activities, sharing expertise, and promoting the benefits of a family diverse workforce.
Our Pride network supports an inclusive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other non-mainstream groups on the spectrums of sexual orientation and gender identity (LGBT+).
Diversity and inclusion networks have been part of HSBC for more than 40 years. The first meeting of ‘Christians in HSBC’ took place in London in 1975. The group today forms part of the global Faith network and has members in 15 countries.
In addition to our seven global networks, HSBC Communities include a number of common interest groups which connect our colleagues on a variety of different topics, such as:
- Flexible working
- Military interest
- Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants
- Chinese culture
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