Environment and Community

We are committed to building a business for the long term, developing relationships that last.

Our business has an impact on people here in Canada and all over the world – including our customers, employees, suppliers, regulators, investors, and the wider communities we serve.

Being sustainable means building strong relationships with our stakeholders and taking into account the issues that matter to them.

Here in Canada, we are guided by HSBC’s global approach to Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. We set targets, monitor our progress and regularly publish updates on our ESG performance in our global ESG Reporting Centre.

Read more about ESG Reporting and Disclosures

Inspiration from our clients

Discover some of the inspiring people and projects we’re involved with in Canada.

Community Stories

Read about our community programs on p. 2 of our Public Accountability Statement.

Purpose, Values and Strategy

Our ESG performance is embedded within our purpose, values and strategy.

Sustainable Business

We are supporting Canadian businesses to act on their sustainability ambitions through sustainable finance.

Global Sustainability Strategy

We’re playing a leading role in mobilizing the transition to a global net zero economy.

Global Centre of Sustainable Finance

Our in-house research supports businesses’ transition to net-zero and strengthen the financial system.

Diversity and Inclusion

We have always brought different people and cultures together. Diversity and Inclusion are an important part of who we are.

HSBC Canada Highlights (2022)

Top 50

Corporate Citizen, Corporate Knights


in the 2022 Forbes List of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers



donated to community programs, reaching 108,000 people



of executive management positions are held by women

Canada-specific ESG information can be found in the following local publications:

Our global ESG Reporting Centre sets out our approach to our climate, customers, communities, employees and governance. It contains useful links to our ESG Review and technical documents.

HSBC Bank Canada supports measurable programs in the areas of climate solutions, employability and financial capability.

Please note that we are not accepting new donation requests for the remainder of 2023. We are currently focused on delivering committed community programming with our existing partners.