Chartered Banker Institute and HSBC UK Join Forces to Support Responsible and Sustainable Banking
- Wealth Management , Banking
- 02.07.2021 10:00 am
The Chartered Banker Institute (the Institute) and HSBC UK are working together to develop the knowledge and expertise of the bank’s commercial banking team to better support UK businesses navigate a transition to net zero.
More than 500 colleagues are expected to participate in the Institute’s Green and Sustainable Finance e-learning over the next year.
Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute commented: “To ensure every professional financial decision includes climate change, we must ensure every finance professional develops the expertise required to manage climate risks and identify the opportunities from the transition. As the leading global voice for responsible and sustainable banking, and with an advanced curriculum of learning content and professional qualifications, the Institute is uniquely placed to support HSBC UK.”
The bank’s most recent Navigator report found that 78% of UK companies believe that a greater focus on sustainability will result in a growth of sales over the next year, as consumers are more attracted to doing business with firms who have clear ESG ambitions.1
Amanda Murphy, Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC UK added: “Many of our business customers understand that a strong sustainability strategy is key to improving their financial position today, as well as protecting their growth aspirations in the future. We’re delighted to be working with the Chartered Banker Institute to ensure that we are best placed to support customers as they transition to net zero.”
HSBC UK is committed to helping customers transition to a low carbon economy, offering a wide range of Green and Sustainable products to support British business’ growth ambitions. To learn more, visit HSBC UK’s sustainability hub for businesses.