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Industry initiatives

We support numerous industry and sustainability initiatives.

We monitor developments, promote ESG within the investment industry, and join forces with other investors to address systemic company and regulatory issues.

United Nations backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

In June 2006, we signed these principles, which provide a voluntary and aspirational framework to help institutional investors integrate ESG issues into investment decision-making and ownership practices. We are active participants in their collaborative engagement programme.

Read our latest Transparency Report

United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative

HSBC is an active member of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), a global partnership between UNEP and the financial sector.

Sustainable investment and finance

We are members of a number of sustainable investment and finance groups in countries where we operate, including the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) and the French Sustainable Investment Forum (FIR).

Governance networks

We are a member of several governance networks, including the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the Global Institutional Governance Network (GIGN) and the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA). These groups seek to develop and encourage adherence to corporate governance standards and guidelines, and to promote good corporate governance worldwide.

Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)

We are active participants in this forum for collaboration between pension funds and other institutional investors on issues related to investment and climate change.

CDP

We are members of this organisation – formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project – which runs a global disclosure system on the environmental impacts of investments. It supports investors, helping them better understand and manage potential carbon risks associated with their portfolios.

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership - Investment Leaders Group (ILG)

The ILG is focussed on developing leadership in advancing responsible investment and brings academic research and investors together on a number of critical investment topics.