Green Bond (Issued in Hong Kong)

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HSBC is an international leader in the area of green, social and sustainable development, and a staunch promoter of innovative sustainable finance products such as sustainability bonds. The type of bond is determined by the purpose for which it is to be used and must comply with Green Bond Principles or Social Bond Principles issued by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA).

Green Bond

Green bond is a type of bond whose proceeds are used for environmental sustainability projects including:

  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Pollution prevention and control
  • Biological & natural resource management
  • Preservation of terrestrial & aquatic biodiversity
  • Clean transportation
  • Sustainable water and wastewater management
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Products, production technologies and processes relating to eco efficiency and/or circular economy
  • Green buildings

Sustainability Bond

Sustainability bond is a type of bond whose proceeds are used for environmental & social sustainability projects including:

  • Energy efficiency of social buildings
  • Renewable energy projects for SMEs
  • Clean transportation projects for “green mobility”, including tram rails and bike lanes

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