At HSBC, sustainability means building businesses for the long term, forging growth and fostering sustainable development. Sustainable finance has a crucial role to play in tackling climate change – and HSBC is recognised as a leading partner in the transition to a low-carbon world. We are committed to supporting responsible economic growth and enabling the low-carbon transition using sustainable finance.
We define sustainable finance as any form of financial service which integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into business or investment decisions.
Sustainable finance covers both the financing and the investment activities needed to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in particular action to combat climate change.