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HSBC USA introduces Green Deposits for Commercial Clients

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HSBC today announced the introduction of Green Deposits in the United States, giving businesses an option to put cash reserves to work to support decarbonisation and a more sustainable, resilient and prosperous future.

HSBC is continuing to work with clients to enhance their treasury activities with a sustainability agenda by offering a new, simple deposit product with stable principal and predictable returns. The funds that clients place in Green Deposits are used to finance environmentally beneficial projects.

Eligible categories of green projects are aligned to the HSBC Green Bond Framework and Green Loan Principles, ensuring a portfolio of green assets that meet industry standards. Green project themes include renewable energy, energy efficiency, efficient buildings, sustainable waste management, sustainable land use, clean transportation, sustainable water management and client change adoption.

"HSBC is innovating to drive the global transition to net zero carbon emissions, and at the heart of our ambition is a commitment to work with our customers who are on their own journey to lower emissions," said Drew Douglas, Head of Liquidity & Cash Management, US and Canada. "Green Deposits is another way that we are mobilizing finance to help clients meet their sustainability aspirations."

HSBC is embedding sustainability into its products and services, including access to capital markets, lending, transaction banking and advisory services. The bank’s net zero strategy, announced in October 2020, aligns its provision of finance with the Paris Agreement goal of net zero by 2050 across all sectors in its client portfolio. HSBC expects to provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion in financing and investment to enable its clients’ net zero transition between 2020 and 2030.

HSBC also has launched Business Plan for the Planet, a global campaign to build further awareness of the importance of a net zero economy, and to showcase how HSBC can empower businesses with the understanding, the capabilities and the resources to help them make a low-carbon transition.

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About HSBC

HSBC USA

HSBC Bank USA, National Association (HSBC Bank USA, N.A.) serves customers through retail banking and wealth management, commercial banking, private banking, and global banking and markets segments. It operates bank branches in: California; Washington, D.C.; Florida; Maryland; New Jersey; New York; Pennsylvania; Virginia; and Washington. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is the principal subsidiary of HSBC USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC North America Holdings Inc. In the United States, deposit products are offered by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Member FDIC, investment and brokerage services are provided through HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., (Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC) and insurance products are provided through HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc.

HSBC Commercial Banking

For over 150 years we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. Today, HSBC Commercial Banking serves over 1.3 million customers across 53 markets, ranging from small enterprises focused primarily on their home markets through to corporates operating across borders. Whether it is working capital, term loans, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. As the cornerstone of the HSBC Group, we give businesses access to a geographic network covering more than 90% of global trade and capital flows.

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Contacts

Media enquiries to:
Rob Sherman (646) 939-6998 robert.a.sherman@us.hsbc.com
US Head of Media Relations
HSBC