Board responsibilities

The Board aims to promote HSBC’s long-term success, deliver sustainable value to our shareholders, and promote a culture of openness and debate. Led by the Group Chairman, the Board sets the Group’s strategy and risk appetite.

Board documents and policies

In accordance with the UK and Hong Kong Corporate Governance Codes, the Board is required to make available a number of key policies and documents. These can be accessed below:

Memorandum and Articles of Association

Board of Directors terms of reference

List of directors and their roles and responsibilities

In accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, the Board has documented the responsibilities of the Group Chairman, Group Chief Executive, and the Senior Independent Non-Executive Director. Full details of these responsibilities can be found below:

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Board committees

The Board has appointed a number of committees consisting of certain Directors, Group Managing Directors and certain co-opted non-director members.

Obligations of senior financial officers

HSBC’s senior financial officers have to comply with a set of principles governing honest and ethical conduct.

ESG reporting centre

Access our ESG reports, policies and statements, and find details of our sustainability memberships.


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