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

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
  • 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

ESG reporting and policies

Find our ESG publications and further detail on our policies and non-financial performance.

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Five climate trends for 2021

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A dose of optimism

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Decisive decade ahead for climate finance

Progress has been made in the five years since the Paris Agreement – but bigger changes are coming.