Since its foundation in 1865, HSBC has adapted to and helped serve the needs of a changing world. We have financed economic growth, fostered international trade and overcome events such as economic crises. We recognize our wider commitments to the communities in which we operate and understand that economic growth must also be sustainable.
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:
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 focus our philanthropic giving on Future Skills (Employability and Financial Literacy) programs for low-income people, 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.