Helping you build a more sustainable business

Back to Supporting your sustainability transition

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

Products and Solutions

We are committed to supporting our 1.5 million clients all over the world to make the transition toward net zero. The path to net zero will look different for different customers and industries. From renewable energy to supply chains, we have the dedicated knowledge and suite of sustainable products to help you achieve your environmental and business ambitions.

Green Deposits

Our Green Deposit program presents your corporate treasury with an opportunity to fulfil its sustainability goals by investing your surplus cash balances into environmentally friendly projects and initiatives.


Learn more about Green Deposits

Sustainability Linked Loans

A cost efficient way to make sustainable change. Sustainability Linked Loans (SLLs) are made available to support the achievement of the borrower’s environmental and social objectives. As well as link the borrower’s cost of capital to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) / sustainability metrics.


View our Sustainability Linked Loans factsheet

Green Equipment Financing

Green equipment finance, or green leasing, supports companies to finance the acquisition of equipment with tangible environmental benefits, in alignment with the market standard and the Green Loan Principles.


View our Green Equipment Finance factsheet

Green Loans

Green Loans are made available for the finance or refinance, in whole or in part, of new or existing eligible Green Projects. Green Loans are similar to a normal corporate loan, but need to follow the Green Loans Principles (GLPs), which were launched by the Loan Market Association in March 2018. They are closely aligned with the Green Bond Principles (GBPs).

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

Take advantage of tailored banking services to support sustainability goals for buyers and suppliers by leveraging the power of our network.

As a leading international bank, we play a unique role in supporting a shift to sustainability in global supply chains. HSBC is embedding sustainability into the products and services we offer to customers, with the aim of supporting enhanced sustainability in our customers’ supply chains.

Green Trade Financing

Designed to support the working capital requirements of our clients that fulfill the Green Loan Principles and measurably contribute towards an ESG agenda.


View our Green Trade Finance factsheet

Trade Sustainable Instruments

Take advantage of tailored banking services to achieve sustainability goals for buyers and suppliers by leveraging the power of our network.

HSBC offers a sustainable label for guarantees, Documentary Credits, or standby letters of credit issued under a sustainable trade facility to exclusively facilitate environmentally and/or sustainable economic activities.


View our Trade Sustainable Instruments factsheet

Sustainable Supply Chain Finance

HSBC offers a sustainable supply chain finance solution, which addresses customers’ working capital needs through a tiered pricing solution based on the company’s methodology for measuring the sustainability performance of its suppliers.


View our Sustainable Supply Chain Finance factsheet

Green, social and sustainability (GSS) bonds

‘Use of Proceeds’ bond to finance projects that address key environmental projects with positive environmental and social outcomes.

GSS bonds align to four pillars of the Green, Social or Sustainable Bond Principles established by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA).

To meet the GSS Bond Principles requirements, the following four pillars will need to be addressed and disclosed in a publicly available Green Bond Framework document:

  1. Identify use of proceeds: Determine project categories from the suggested eligible green projects list.
  2. Process for project evaluation & selection: Determine eligibility criteria, demonstrate evaluation & selection process, define the governance structure, the environmental objectives and exclusions.
  3. Management of proceeds: Determine the method for allocation of funds from net bond proceeds.
  4. Reporting: Commit to publicly report annually, at least until full allocation of funds and offer independent assurance of your reporting.

Sustainability-Linked Bonds

Sustainability-linked bonds align to the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles established by ICMA. They include any type of bond instrument for which the financial and/or structural characteristics can vary depending on whether the issuer achieves predefined Sustainability/ESG objectives.

Transition Finance

HSBC co-chaired the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) working group that developed the Climate Transition Finance Guidelines. The new guidelines act as additional guidance for issuers seeking to utilize green bonds, sustainability bonds or sustainability-linked bonds towards the achievement of their climate transition strategy.

Awards and Recognition

2022

  • HSBC was named Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in both Asia and the Middle East at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence
  • Environmental Finance Lead Manager of the Year (6 awards) for: Corporate: Sustainability bonds; Financial Institution: Green and Sustainability Bonds; Local Authority / Municipality: Green Bonds; Sovereign, Supranational and Agency (SSA): Social and Sustainability Bonds

2021

  • HSBC was named Best Bank for Sustainable Finance in both Asia and the Middle East at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence
  • Environmental Finance Lead Manager of the Year (6 awards) for: Corporate: Sustainability bonds; Financial Institution: Green and Sustainability Bonds; Local Authority / Municipality: Green Bonds; Sovereign, Supranational and Agency (SSA): Social and Sustainability Bonds

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