HSBC Climate Partnership

The HSBC Climate Partnership (HCP) is a five-year partnership between HSBC, The Climate Group, Earthwatch Institute, WWF, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) to inspire action on climate change.

HSBC Climate Partnership

The 5-year program, with an investment of $100 million, sought to reduce the impact of climate change and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon policies especially in cities. Their mission was to fulfill the following:

  • Reduce the carbon emissions of major cities
  • Measure the effects of climate change on the world's forests
  • Help prepare major rivers and waterways - and the millions of people who depend on them - for climate change
  • Engage thousands of people in climate action and research, equipping them to act as ‘climate champions’ in their workplace and community
  • Build HSBC employees’ capability and commitment to sustainable business practice.

The project also focused on rejuvenating key rivers and wetlands, and managed, protected, and restored 2.2 million hectares of land. Research and new initiatives included being able to conduct research and publish reports, convene public and private meetings, and help establish initiatives like Forward Chicago and The Mumbai Energy Alliance.


  • HSBC

    Investment & Finance
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With more than 6,200 offices in both established and emerging markets, they aim to be where the growth is,...

  • The Climate Group

    Implementing NGO
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 101-250

    The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization working for a Clean Revolution: a low carbon future that is smarter, better and more prosperous for all.


  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

    Staff size: 501-1000

    The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution (STRI) in Panama, is a bureau of the Smithsonian Institution based outside of the United States, is dedicated to understanding biological...

  • Earthwatch Institute

    Service Providers, Institute
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Earthwatch is an international environmental charity. We bring individuals from all walks of life together with world-class scientists to work for the good of the planet. The Earthwatch...

  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Global)

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    Switzerland | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    WWF is one of the world's largest conservation organizations. WWF came into existence on 29 April 1961, when a small group of passionate and committed individuals signed a declaration that came...

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Key Information

LocationChina, United Kingdom, Brazil, India, United States
ValueUSD 100 Million