HSBC signs up for climate action
HSBC is a founder member of a new global movement aiming to inspire a billion people to take action to protect the planet.
‘Count Us In’ brings together more than 50 organisations – including businesses, charities and sports teams – who share a commitment to tackling climate change, and leaving a better world for the next generation.
The bank’s involvement comes just days after it announced an ambitious plan to drive progress towards a low-carbon economy.
HSBC Regional Chief Executive Stephen Moss said: “We are playing a leading role in the transition to a more sustainable future, working closely with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability goals.
“But individual actions are also incredibly powerful. Simple steps can deliver real progress towards a net zero economy and sustainable growth. That’s why we are backing Count Us In.”
The organisation’s website provides advice on 16 practical and easy steps people can take in their daily lives to reduce their impact on the environment. These range from cycling and walking more, to repairing clothes and insulating their home.
HSBC is encouraging its employees to visit the website, make a pledge, and share it to inspire their colleagues, friends and family.
Over time, the website will calculate the total input of promises made by everyone who participates – helping to show that individual actions can add up to make a huge difference in the fight against climate change.
HSBC’s commitment to climate action
The bank’s role in Count Us In is just the latest step it is taking to help reduce the environmental impact of its operations.
Its climate ambition, announced last week, includes a target to cut net carbon emissions from its operations and supply chain to zero by 2030. HSBC has also won widespread recognition for its expertise in supporting clients to cut carbon.
In September 2020 it was named Investment Bank of the Year for Sustainability by the Banker magazine, and The World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance by Euromoney magazine.