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Sustainable Investing

A global, disciplined and structured investment approach

Doing the right thing for our clients is our most important responsibility. Global discipline, structure and focus help us use our resources optimally to ensure that all our clients benefit from our investment insights, and are given fair treatment. 

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

ESG is a recognised way of measuring the sustainability of companies from not just one ethical perspective, but three – environmental, social and governance. As well as calculating the level of sustainability today, ESG scoring can also help work out how big a part environmental, social and governance principles will play in a company’s long-term performance. 

Following this strategy helps build a better world, reduces damage to the environment and society, and creates wonderful opportunities. These are examples of some of the issues that are considered when we make investment recommendations to you:

Category
Issues considered
Environmental

How companies are making an impact on the environment:

  • Climate change impact
  • Air & water pollution
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water scarcity 
Social

How companies engage with and impact on their employees, clients and communities:

  • Human rights 
  • Consumer privacy 
  • Gender equality 
  • Data security 
  • Health & safety 
Governance

How companies are governed or managed:

  • Board structure 
  • Company ownership 
  • Financial reporting 
  • Business ethics & culture 
  • Executive remuneration

Following this strategy helps build a better world, reduces damage to the environment and society, and creates wonderful opportunities. These are examples of some of the issues that are considered when we make investment recommendations to you:

Category
Environmental
Issues considered

How companies are making an impact on the environment:

  • Climate change impact
  • Air & water pollution
  • Waste management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water scarcity 
Category
Social
Issues considered

How companies engage with and impact on their employees, clients and communities:

  • Human rights 
  • Consumer privacy 
  • Gender equality 
  • Data security 
  • Health & safety 
Category
Governance
Issues considered

How companies are governed or managed:

  • Board structure 
  • Company ownership 
  • Financial reporting 
  • Business ethics & culture 
  • Executive remuneration

Sustainable investing

Supporting sustainable investment opportunities is at the core of HSBC's global approach. We offer a range of products to help our customers to make sustainable choices without compromising their financial goals.

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Disclosure

Issued by HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, of 37 Front Street, Hamilton Bermuda, which is licensed to conduct Banking and Investment Business by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

“Sustainable investments” include investment approaches or instruments which consider environmental, social, governance and/or other sustainability factors (collectively, “sustainability”) to varying degrees. Certain instruments we include within this category may be in the process of changing to deliver sustainability outcomes.

There is no guarantee that sustainable investments will produce returns similar to those which don’t consider these factors. Sustainable investments may diverge from traditional market benchmarks.

In addition, there is no standard definition of, or measurement criteria for sustainable investments, or the impact of sustainable investments (“sustainability impact”). Sustainable investment and sustainability impact measurement criteria are (a) highly subjective and (b) may vary significantly across and within sectors. 

HSBC may rely on measurement criteria devised and/or reported by third party providers or issuers. HSBC does not always conduct its own specific due diligence in relation to measurement criteria. There is no guarantee: (a) that the nature of the sustainability impact or measurement criteria of an investment will be aligned with any particular investor’s sustainability goals; or (b) that the stated level or target level of sustainability impact will be achieved.

Sustainable investing is an evolving area and new regulations may come into effect which may affect how an investment is categorised or labelled. An investment which is considered to fulfil sustainable criteria today may not meet those criteria at some point in the future.

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