Mobilising Finance: Accelerating investment for transition

Finance is a critical enabler for solving climate change and speeding up low-carbon transition. The industry is working collaboratively to accelerate financing in a consistent manner, while continuing to work individually on new products to deliver a low-carbon economy.

As part of Frontier 2030: Fourth Industrial Revolution for Global Goals Platform

10 February 2020


Zoe Knight, Managing Director, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance

2 January 2020


Daniel Klier, Group Head of Strategy and Global Head of Sustainable Finance

4 October 2019


Gateway for sustainability linked bonds

24 September 2019


Markets alert to the environment and society

24 September 2019


By Zoë Knight, Managing Director, Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

18 September 2019


A private-sector view on mobilising climate finance.

18 September 2019


By Daniel Klier, Global Head of Sustainable Finance, HSBC.

25 July 2019


HSBC Global Research's assessment of the institutional framework and economic potential of 67 countries to deliver the transition to a low-carbon economy.

22 May 2019


Since 2000, China's industrial output has grown 8 times, 350 million more people are living in cities, and agricultural production has more than quadrupled.

14 May 2019


Green growth recommendations for China's Greater Bay Area by HKQAA. Report available in English and Chinese.

7 May 2019


By Zoë Knight, Managing Director, Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC.

29 April 2019


This report examines the current landscape for blended finance and discusses how to unlock the potential so as to mobilise capital through a range of institutions such as banks, asset managers, insurers, pension funds, and foundations at scale.

29 April 2019


This report is a call for action from the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) to central banks and financial supervisors and outlines six recommendations for assessing climate change as a source of financial risk.

29 April 2019


By Zoë Knight, Managing Director, Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC.

9 April 2019


By Ben Caldecott, University of Oxford.

12 March 2019


Climate Bonds Initiative briefing outlining growth and major developments in China's green bond market.

26 February 2019


Climate Bonds Initiative briefing outlining growth and characteristics of Hong Kong's green bond market.

25 February 2019


HSBC's Global Research Fixed Income team examines factors driving supply and demand and the evolving green bond market.

30 January 2019


This report presents a toolkit for financial centres to rapidly support low-carbon transition.

18 January 2019


By Zoё Knight, Group Head of the Centre of Sustainable Finance.

5 January 2019


On paper, solving the climate-change problem is straightforward.

9 October 2018


A preliminary guide

5 October 2018


This report by Zoё Knight and Gaurav Ganguly discusses how banks can apply climate lens to risk management and scenario analysis for financial stability.

5 October 2018


This report presents the findings of the Climate Bonds Initiative research of climate-aligned issuers up until June 2018. HSBC commissioned the report.

1 October 2018


Transition in thinking: The impact of climate change on the UK banking sector.

26 September 2018


This report presents East & Partners’ update on issuer and investor approaches to sustainable finance. HSBC commissioned the report.

5 September 2018


Many cities, one goal.

1 August 2018


Opportunity for growth.

14 June 2018



14 May 2018


An HSBC Global Research report ranking 67 countries based on their vulnerability to climate change, and the risk for investors as countries move toward a lower carbon future.

4 April 2018


The greening of the Belt and Road.

10 January 2018


WWF's recommendations for the finance sector – in conjunction with HSBC.

1 January 2018