Discover how Canadian businesses are embracing sustainability

Read more about some of our clients’ success stories, and how we helped them on their transition journey, to see some of the ways we can help your business grow sustainably.

Lion Electric: A business plan to electrify transportation

How is Lion Electric revolutionizing the transport (school bus) industry to help create a more sustainable future for Canadians? Find out what you don’t know about a business plan that is working to improve our society by electrifying transport.

Concert Properties: Helping to build a sustainable future

Concert Properties President and CEO Brian McCauley, along with VP of Innovation and Sustainability Dave Ramslie, are leading the company’s sustainability strategy to build residential and commercial developments that create healthy and vibrant communities. Concert’s latest project, Tapestry at Victoria Harbour, is a seniors living community that is setting the bar for sustainability performance – and it’s being financed through an HSBC Green Loan, the first of its kind in Canada.

In Conversation With Brian McCauley of Concert Properties

Concert Properties CEO Brian McCauley talks with Kristy Todd Millar, Director of Commercial Real Estate at HSBC, about why sustainability is a business imperative, the importance of organizational resilience, and how Concert qualified for Canada’s first Green Loan.

Clients from around the world

Meridiam

The socio-economic impact of sustainability cannot be ignored. Meridiam is a mission-based investment company developing, financing and managing transformation projects that develop skills, create jobs and grow the economy. Right now, Meridiam is helping to turn forest biomass into green fuel that will replace coal.

Smart? You bet. That's the reason our sustainability team are lending their support.

Phenix

Tackling world hunger

Every year a third of the world's food goes to waste. That's enough to feed the combined populations of China and the USA. Too big a problem to solve?

Not for Parisian innovators Phenix, who've developed an app that gives unsold food a second life. In creating a circular economy Phenix is bringing us closer to a world without waste, and we consider it a privilege to be helping this smart tech solution expand into new continents.

ChargePoint, shaping the future of mobility

ChargePoint leverages HSBC’s international experience to expand its electric vehicle charging network in Europe.

A US-Canadian green loan highlights the significance of private equity on the road to net zero

Last year US-based private equity firm Frontenac selected HSBC to finance its acquisition of Newterra, a provider of water and wastewater treatment solutions. In doing so, Frontenac became the first firm to receive a private equity loan in Canada under Green Loan Principles1 that require loan proceeds to be allocated to sustainable projects.

Podcasts

In the midst of this unprecedented economic environment, many businesses are thriving. How are they doing it?

Tune into HSBC Talks Business, a global podcast series that explores the challenges companies around the world are facing, and the innovative ways that banking solutions are helping them succeed. We speak with business leaders from small to mid-size companies, along with HSBC experts, to understand topics like sustainability, cash management, supply chain optimization and more.

What you don’t know: Transportation manufacturer Lion Electric

Hear Angie Hall, Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Canada, and Marc Bédard, CEO and Founder of Lion Electric discuss the unique financing and banking needs of Lion Electric, and how HSBC is helping them achieve their goals.

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Frontenac: A business plan for sustainable finance

Join Angie Hall, Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking at HSBC Bank Canada, for a conversation with Ronald Kuehl, Managing Director at Frontenac. Learn how Frontenac is expanding its sustainable footprint, using more green financing across its asset portfolio and the role HSBC played in supporting this.

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Turning ESG commitments into actions

Listen to Kelly Fisher, Head of US Corporate Sustainability, talk to two of our clients’ sustainability leaders from Mercon Group and Atlas Corp (Parent company of Seaspan) about their ESG strategies in their industries, what’s driving their approach and what the benefits are for their stakeholders.

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Energy Systems of the Future

Join Kim Hallwood, Head of Corporate Sustainability for HSBC Bank Canada for a conversation with Zoe Knight, Global Head, Centre of Sustainable Finance with HSBC Bank plc. Zoe shares her global insights and perspectives on the emerging trends, evolution and transformation in energy and solutions for a net zero future.

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Find out more

Sustainability is about safeguarding the long-term health of the environment and ensuring a thriving, resilient future for your business and wider society.

If you're just starting out on your journey, our guide can help you understand the benefits and how you can effectively introduce more sustainable practices to your business.

The transition to net zero is the collective responsibility of businesses of all shapes and sizes. For many it will present significant challenges, but with that comes opportunity, and the possibility of developing new business models and driving efficiencies.

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.

With our suite of sustainable finance products and our dedicated teams of relationship managers to support, we can help you on your journey.

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