As part of our commitment to the communities we serve, we operate a range of sustainability initiatives in France.

Responsible and committed

HSBC is resolutely committed to the major challenges facing our society. Thus, it has made ambitious commitments intended to respect the Paris Agreement and fight against climate and environmental disruptions:

  • Achieve Net Zero on its funded emissions by 2050;
  • Support our clients in their transition trajectory by financing between 750 and 1000 billion USD by 2030;
  • Achieve Net Zero on our operations and supply chain by 2030;
  • Stop financing coal-fired power plants and coal mines by 2030 in European Union and OECD countries, and by 2040 in the rest of the world.

We are also committed to the communities where we operate. This commitment operates locally in connection with the Group's climate strategy and the strategy aimed at developing the Future skill.

Among the innovative solutions to fight against  climate change, HSBC Continental Europe contributes locally through a global philanthropic program of 100 million US Dollars over 5 years: the Climate Solutions Partnership.

This program is deployed in France through two projects:

  • Les Ilots d'Avenir (Future Islands)  in partnership with ONF-Agir-Pour-La Forêt, which aims to make French forests less vulnerable to climate change;
  • Living Soils, in partnership with Earthworm Foundation, a program dedicated to regenerative agriculture and intended to promote agricultural practices that respect the earth and contribute to capturing carbon.

Our strategy for developing the Future Skills

Learning fuels innovation. It is about embracing change and breaking down barriers to grow and prosper together. The world is changing and HSBC, we invest in the skills and technology we need across our global network to build a sustainable future. We emphasize skills development through conferences, training and engagement opportunities for our people. Developing one's skills means taking part in one's professional development and personal well-being, for oneself and one's community. It is important when people acquire, update or improve their knowledge to take into account the transformations taking place around us, both in response to the climate crisis and to changes in professional practices.

Another element of our action consists of supporting communities through philanthropic programs to promote employability and financial education. Each of the programs we support allows employees to get involved in volunteering missions around two themes: