A key objective for HSBC is to provide financing to enable the transition to a low-carbon economy and to help clients manage transition risk. We aim to address the funding gap and meet client demand via financing and investment activities to support sustainability priorities. Sustainable financing includes providing credit and lending facilities, as well as advisory services or access to capital markets.
To provide the finance to develop climate and environmental projects, HSBC is playing an important role in shaping the fast-developing green bond market. For more than a decade, HSBC has helped clients break new ground in the green bond markets in Europe and Asia, and to finance some of the biggest climate-friendly infrastructure projects in the world.
In 2017 HSBC was announced as Global Capital’s #1 Most Impressive Bank in Asia Pacific Green/SRI Capital Markets, #2 for EMEA and #3 for Americas. We were the only bank to be ranked in the top three for all global markets by Global Capital (September 2017). HSBC was also awarded Best Underwriter in the Environmental Finance Green Bond Awards 2017 (April 2017).