Being sustainable is everyone’s business

That’s why we’re working with businesses across the UK and providing the solutions they need to transition to net zero.

Being more sustainable can help drive business growth but whether it’s access to knowledge and expertise or funding, you need the right support. Our sustainability hub is here to provide you with the tools and insights to help you navigate the transition to net zero and build a more sustainable approach to business.

Companies of all sizes and sectors have a role to play in the journey to net zero. We’re committed to working with our customers to build a greener economy and help remove the barriers they may face in the transition to net zero.

Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK

How to get started on sustainability

Our ‘How to start’ guide explores the benefits of sustainability and how you can get started as well as sharing insights and advice from businesses that have already set out on their own journey.

Transition to net zero

The UK government target to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 has major implications for businesses. Now is the time to set your own targets for the coming years and understand the changes you need to make as an organisation to meet these.

National Trust partnership

Through our global Climate Solutions Partnership, we’ve partnered with National Trust to help create carbon rich habitats, planting two million trees over the next four years. It’s part of our commitment to use our international network to help scale Nature Based Solutions in the fight against climate change.

Specialist sector support

Whether your aim is to reduce emissions, deliver low carbon solutions or adopt new technologies, it’s important to understand how you can prepare your business and the support that is available in your sector.

Towards net zero in UK agriculture: key information, perspectives and practical guidance

UK Agriculture contributed 10 per cent to total greenhouse gas emissions in 2018 – including 70 per cent of nitrous oxide emissions and nearly half of total methane emissions. As such, it has a key role to play in helping the UK meet its net zero emissions target by 2050, according to a new report by UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Resources.

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Reducing emissions for agriculture in the UK

British farmers, on average, already produce far less carbon emissions than many of their international competitors and landowners are always looking for further ways of increasing efficiency. Alice Ritchie, Land Use Policy Adviser at the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), delves into the workings of carbon accounting and examines the ways in which we are already sustainable, where we can improve, and how to maximise our efforts.

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Getting from A to B: How technology could transform the UK’s transport network

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) models of public transport promise an exciting redefinition of urban travel, whether targeting increased congestion or stripping back on pollution. But what challenges remain when applying them to the UK’s complicated infrastructure, and what role can HSBC UK play?

Business resilience

Taking a more sustainable approach can help you build your business resilience – something that is even more in the spotlight following the global pandemic. Visit our Tomorrow Ready hub to find out more about how you can make your business resilient today whilst planning for a stronger future.

Sustainability insights 

Whatever your business sustainability principles and goals might be, access the latest thought leadership content and practical advice to help you prepare for a greener future.

Navigator: focus on sustainability

Our most recent Navigator report shows that sustainability is an important factor for UK companies.

Almost nine in 10 UK companies think that improving environmental and ethical sustainability brings multiple opportunities, while two-thirds have set targets for a broad range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures.

You can find out more about how UK companies are approaching sustainability in the full Navigator report.

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Resetting: sustainability on the agenda

With previously unthinkable ways of working becoming the ‘new normal’ overnight, the COVID-19 crisis is a turning point for the sustainability agenda.

The pandemic has shown that rapid change is both possible – and pivotal – for recovery, and an opportunity for companies to embed resilient and responsible practices into their strategic plans.

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Centre of Sustainable Finance

HSBC’s Centre of Sustainable Finance leads and shapes the debate around sustainable finance and investment. The centre publishes research reports covering key themes such as greening the Belt and Road Initiative, energy evolution and climate change risk assessment.

Sustainability services and products

HSBC’s sustainable finance offering can help businesses meet their ESG goals with a suite of products. HSBC has adopted the highest standards of sustainable financing by aligning to the LMA’s Green and Sustainability linked loan principles. These aim to create market standards, guidelines and providing consistent methodology across the market. For our green loans specifically, we have worked with Sustainalytics to develop HSBC's Eligible Criteria for Green Activities

Green Loans

We have a broad Green Loan offering available to clients looking to secure funding for green activities. Green Loans could be for term lending or revolving credit facilities which support specific environmentally beneficial projects. To qualify, certain eligibility criteria aligned with the Loan Market Association’s Green Loan Principles need to be met.

Lending is subject to status

Speak to your Relationship Manager for more information.

Sustainability Linked Loans

Our Sustainability Linked Loans are available to customers who are looking to set meaningful and ambitious targets based off their pre-existing sustainability strategies. This loan doesn’t need to be for green purposes but must meet the criteria aligned with the Loan Market Association’s Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.

Lending is subject to status.

Speak to your Relationship Manager for more information.

Green Trade Finance

Our Green trade finance offering can support companies of all sizes looking to use trade finance to fund their green projects.

Lending is subject to status.

Speak to your Relationship Manager for more information.

 Green, Social and Sustainable Bonds

Green, Social and Sustainable Bonds

For our larger clients we can provide access to our Debt Capital Markets team who can provide their expertise on bonds which are to be used for green, social or mixed sustainable purposes. Subject to status.

Lending is subject to status.

Speak to your Relationship Manager for more information.

Green Asset Finance

The Green Asset Finance product facilitates the financing of green assets through hire purchase, finance and operating lease.

Lending is subject to status.

Speak to your Relationship Manager for more information.

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