At HSBC, how we do business is as important as what we do.

Sustainability means building our business for the long term by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions we make. This enables us to help businesses thrive and contribute to the health and growth of communities. Our global approach to sustainability focuses on three areas:

  • Sustainable Finance – We recognize and support the move to a low-carbon economy, which will help to limit global temperature rise, in line with the Paris Agreement. We anticipate and manage potential social and environmental risks that may arise through our lending and investment activities.
  • Sustainable Operations – Managing our environmental footprint is not only the right thing to do, it also helps us to be more efficient.  Together with our suppliers and employees, we work to find new ways to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.
  • Sustainable Communities – We make financial contributions and our employees volunteer their time to support community programs focused on education, the environment and children’s health.

To learn more about our global approach to sustainability, visit

To read HSBC’s most recent Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Update, visit (available in English only).

HSBC Bank Canada in the Community

HSBC Bank Canada’s community investment activities are part of HSBC’s global, comprehensive commitment to sustainability. In 2016, HSBC invested more than CAD$7 million in registered Canadian charities, and its employees spent more than 6,000 paid work hours volunteering with charities of their choice in Canada.

To learn more, watch our videos or read our Public Accountability Statement, HSBC Bank Canada in the Community (24-page PDF 594KB) to learn more.

Take a look at our 2016 Highlights Factsheet (1-page PDF 29KB).

Requesting a Charitable Contribution

We make contributions to registered Canadian charities to support programs with a measurable impact that benefit communities and wider society in the areas of education, health and the environment.

Please review the Charity Application Guidelines (1-page PDF 163KB) for information on how to apply for support.