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HSBC Climate Partnership

posted 19 Oct 2010, 15:14 by Eco Hub   [ updated 19 Oct 2010, 15:37 ]

HSBC Climate Champion Steve Hackett (photo left) proudly holds his certificate awarded for completing the joint HSBC and Earthwatch Institute Climate Champions field programme at their regional training centre at Edgewater, Maryland, USA. During the field course selected HSBC employees are given the knowledge and skills to champion climate change solutions within HSBC and their local community.

HSBC Climate Partnership logo
HSBC's key environmental programme is The HSBC Climate Partnership, which supports some of the world's leading charities to tackle the causes and impacts of climate change.  The HSBC Climate Partnership aims to combat the urgent threat of climate change by promoting action by individuals, businesses and governments in some of our major markets. Launched in 2007, HSBC is working with The Climate GroupEarthwatchSmithsonian Tropical Research Institute and WWF to:
  • Engage individuals. Educate and inspire employees and public to address climate change at home and at work, by engaging them in volunteering and research projects
  • Engage decision-makers. Work with government and corporations in China, India, USA and UK to create cleaner, greener cities and promote them as models for the world.
  • Protect major rivers. Make the Amazon, Ganges, Thames and Yangtze  - and the millions of people who depend on them - less vulnerable to climate change
  • Improve understanding of forests. Help combat climate change by enabling scientists' to improve their understanding of how forests interact with carbon and the climate.
  • Make our business more sustainable. Make our employees more aware of the business implications of climate change. Help build their general capabilities, confidence and commitment to HSBC.