Sustainable Finance and Investment

Can an opportunity for the planet, also be an opportunity for your business?

The transition to net zero is generating new jobs, stimulating new industries and generating new opportunities for growth. HSBC Australia can help your business be part of it and continue to prosper.

Finance has a crucial role to play in tackling climate change and broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. That's why we are setting out an ambitious plan to prioritise financing and investment that supports the transition to a net zero global economy – and helps to build a thriving, resilient future for society and businesses.

HSBC has committed to aligning the financed emissions from our portfolio of customers to net zero by 2050 or sooner, in line with the Paris Agreement goals. To help get there, our target by 2030 is to provide between USD750 billion and USD1 trillion of finance and investment towards transition.

In Australia, HSBC can help you navigate the sustainable finance world. We can deliver a consistent global banking experience with sustainable solutions and insights to support your business needs – enabling you to make long-term decisions that are good for your business and good for the environment.

Our net zero ambition represents a material step up in our support for customers as we collectively work towards building a thriving low carbon economy.

Noel Quinn | HSBC Group Chief Executive Officer

Products and Solutions

Products and Solutions | HSBC Australia

We are here to help our customers to evolve their business model to support a more sustainable future, at every step of the journey. Learn about our sustainable finance solutions including Sustainability-Linked-Loans, Green Social and Sustainability Bonds, Sustainable Supply Chain Financing, Green Deposits and more.

Inspiration from our clients

Inspiration from our clients | HSBC Australia

We know that becoming more sustainable is the right thing to do by our planet. But it can also be the right thing to do by your business. Discover how Australian businesses are driving forward sustainability and making a real difference with the support of our ESG expertise and solutions.

Getting to Net-Zero

Net zero checklist | HSBC Australia

What does your company still need to do? Kick start your net-zero action plan with this interactive checklist developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Why partner with HSBC?

HSBC has been at the forefront of helping businesses and communities build a thriving, resilient future while opening up new opportunities for growth.

Award winning | HSBC Australia

Award Winning

HSBC has been recognised by independent research agencies as being a market leader in sustainability:

  • HSBC named ‘Best Bank for Sustainable Finance’ in Asia for the fourth consecutive year in the 2021 Euromoney Awards. HSBC also ranked first for green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond issues in the Asia-Pacific region
  • HSBC recognised as the leading international bank for ESG / Sustainable Finance in the 2021 Peter Lee Associates Survey
  • Awarded Australia / New Zealand Loan House of the Year in the 2021 IFR Asia Awards
Market leading transactions | HSBC Australia

Pioneering market-leading transactions with Australian businesses

In supporting our clients in their transition to more sustainable business models and activities, we delivered a range of landmark sustainability solutions for our clients including:

  • 1st international Green Bond for an Australian corporate in 2014
  • 1st Green Loan for an Australian corporate
  • 1st public Sustainability Linked Bond for an Australian corporate
Global support | HSBC Australia

Global perspectives, local support

We leverage our global and local network to help clients transition to more renewable and sustainable practices:

  • Our extensive global expertise and coverage across 64 countries and territories, paired with our sector knowledge and financial expertise allow us to provide you with bespoke solutions needed to tackle complex ESG challenges in your business
  • Our local, on the ground teams have deep technical knowledge of ESG and sustainability issues and can help identify opportunities for your business

Centre of Sustainable Finance

HSBC’s Centre of Sustainable Finance leads and shapes the debate around sustainable finance and investment.
Centre of sustainable finance | HSBC Australia

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Learn how our ESG expertise and leading solutions can partner your plans to unlock new growth opportunities.