Sustainable Financing

‘We want to play a leading role in the transition to a low-carbon economy‘ John Flint, HSBC Group Chief Executive

In 2013, the World Economic Forum Green Investment report estimated that the "additional investment needed to meet the climate challenge–for clean energy infrastructure, sustainable transport, energy efficiency and Forestry – is about USD0.7 trillion per year."

Whilst various views and estimates are published, whichever report is cited, a consistent theme is that the required investments are extremely large. What's also clear is that the scale of finance required cannot be delivered by the public sector alone; the private sector will have an extremely key role to play if these goals are to be reached.

With the successful conclusion of COP21, climate change and the potential of green finance is moving to the top of the political agenda. What's vital now is that the momentum is maintained and the agreements reached are implemented.

Find out more about HSBC's Sustainable Financing capabilities and expertise in Green Bonds, Social Bonds, Sustainability Bonds across all sectors and more.

Find out more about HSBC's investment in sustainable projects and get advice on investing in CSR stocks or leveraging green bonds solutions.

Find out more about Climate change from our award winning Climate Change Centre of Excellence Research Team.

Go to our Investor Relations website for more information on how HSBC plays an important role in shaping the fast-developing green bond market.

Find out more about our approach to environmental, social and governance issues in our third ESG report.

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