At HSBC, how we do business is as important as what we do. For us, sustainability means building our business for the long term by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions we make. This enables us to help businesses thrive and to contribute to the health and growth of communities.

Since its foundation in 1865, HSBC has adapted to and helped serve the needs of a changing world. Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth, and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunities for our customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas, and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities, and the planet we all share.

Today our focus is on minimizing our impact on the environment and accelerating the transition to a low-carbon global economy. We have an ambitious plan to prioritize financing and investment that helps to build a thriving, resilience net-zero future for society and businesses. Our global climate strategy has three elements:

  • Support our portfolio of customers to make the transition
  • Unlock climate solutions and innovation
  • Transform HSBC into a net zero bank

We are mindful of our social responsibilities to our customers, employees and the communities we serve. To achieve these goals, we work with a range of stakeholders including nonprofits, community groups, our employees, financial institutions, governments, non-governmental institutions and policymakers around the world.

In the US, we primarily focus our philanthropic giving on Future Skills (Employability and Financial Literacy) programs for marginalized communities, as well as on programs that address climate change. We have created a signature financial wellness program, Your Money Counts, for individuals and families.

We also recognize our responsibility to be transparent and open about our impact on people and the planet. We publish regularly updated material on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance on our corporate website.

Please visit the How we do business section of our global corporate website for more information about our programs, or visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to join in our ongoing activities.