Reports

Find out more about Sustainable Finance from our award winning team and industry leading partnerships.

This report by the London School of Economics outlines how a just transition to a low-carbon economy would look for the UK, using Yorkshire and Humberside as a case study.

February 2019

 

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

February 2019

 

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

February 2019

 

HSBC Global Research identifies how reducing emissions in the transport sector will help meet Paris Agreement goals.

January 2019

 

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

January 2019

 

This white paper by the World Economic Forum presents a set of principles and questions to assess the strength of corporate boards' climate governance.

January 2019

 

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

January 2019

 

HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence examines what to expect after COP24.

December 2018

 

This report sets out approaches corporates can take to speed up the decarbonisation of the power sector, like sourcing their electricity from renewables.

December 2018

 

The Agreement, the rulebook, the negotiations.

December 2018

 

The report by Overseas Development Institute, commissioned by the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance, shows how to plan a just transition to a low-carbon economy in the energy sector.

December 2018

 

This Energy Transition Commission report provides a roadmap for the decarbonisation of five high energy use sectors: steel, cement, plastics, shipping and aviation.

November 2018

 

HSBC Global Research analyses the difference half a degree can make for the economy and society globally in response to the IPCC 1.5°C special report.

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.

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.

October 2018

 

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

September 2018

 

HSBC Global Research explains the challenges and opportunities of technology as key in tackling pollution, congestion, crime, housing and service provision.

September 2018

 

A report by HSBC economics on the growth potential in the Greater Bay Area, combining nine cities of the Pearl River Delta with SARs of Hong Kong and Macao.

August 2018

 

This report by the HKQAA identifies investment opportunities and looks at strategic, industrial and economic development plans in China's Greater Bay Area.

June 2018

 

A report by HSBC Global Research looking at innovation in the wind sector.

April 2018

 

An HSBC Global Research report ranking 67 countries on vulnerability to climate change as countries move toward a lower carbon future.

April 2018

 

A report by Asia Research & Engagement, commissioned by HSBC, assessing the risks of climate change to ports across Asia Pacific.

April 2018

 

WWF's recommendations for the finance sector – in conjunction with HSBC- on best practices to help BRI deliver sustainable outcomes.

January 2018

 

This HSBC Global Research report looks at how the rapidly expanding Belt and Road Initiative aligns with the growing need for green financing.

January 2018

 

Economic Advisor Stephen King discusses how the rise of fossil fuels changed the economy and how its demise will lead into a major infrastructure shift.

January 2018

 

This report by the Energy Transition Commission outlines achievable pathways to low-carbon energy systems. HSBC provided insights to the report.

April 2017

 

HSBC Research looks at a discounted cash flow method as basis for a climate adjusted cash flow analysis as a tool to help investors capture climate factors.

April 2017

 

The global urgency to address climate change makes it more important than ever for investors to assess climate risks. This is a report from HSBC Global Research.

September 2016