Sustainability memberships

HSBC is committed to leading and shaping the debate around sustainable finance and investment. One of the ways we do this is by engaging with stakeholders, industry forums and groups that are focused on sustainability.

The organisations, groups, and initiatives of which HSBC is a member or signatory include:

Operational approach

  • CDP
  • RE100

Disclosure and transparency

  • International Integrated Reporting Council
  • IIF Sustainable Finance Group
  • SASB Sector Advisory Group
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
  • United Nations and Global Reporting Initiative – Corporate Action Group on the SDGs

Strategy and public affairs

  • Banking Environment Initiative
  • Energy Transitions Commission
  • The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate
  • Global Sullivan Principles
  • World Economic Forum CEO Climate Leaders
  • World Economic Forum Advisory Group - Building an Effective Ecosystem for ESG
  • United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • United Nations Global Compact

Global Asset Management

  • Climate Action 100+
  • Montreal Pledge
  • Principles for Responsible Investing


  • UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative

Sustainability risk management

  • Equator Principles
  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
  • Round Table on Responsible Soy

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