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Responsible Investment Review

March 2023

2022 was a year of tremendous progress in Sustainable Investing, and at HSBC Asset Management we are proud to have played our part. We are pleased to present this annual report on the important work taking place across our global business.

Our progress in responsible investment

Erin Leonard, Global Head of Sustainability and Xavier Baraton, Global Chief Investment Officer walk through the steps that we took to further drive positive change in the previous year.

HSBC Responsible Investing Annual Report 2023

Highlights of the year

 
$55 billion+

assets managed under Sustainable Investment strategies

 
Launched investment strategies under the sustainable investment themes circular economy, climate technology venture capital, sustainable infrastructure and more

 
$650 million

raised by Climate Asset Management, our joint venture with Pollination, across two
Natural Capital strategies

 
Awarded “ESG Advanced” by Morningstar1 “Among the industry’s strongest ESG proponents”
for a second year running

 
#5 ranking

out of 42 asset managers assessed in an ESG integration study conducted by Scope2

 
Our efforts in building a diversified and inclusive work environment have won us two recognitions at the Citywire Gender Diversity Awards 20223

1. Out of 94 asset managers assessed by Morningstar only 17 asset managers earned a Morningstar ESG Commitment Level of Advanced. © Copyright 2023 Morningstar. All Rights Reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. 2. Scope’s ESG integration study: notable differences between asset managers (July 2022), ‘Exemplary multi-level ESG research on companies, sectors but also selected topics with the aim of both supporting investment teams in their ESG due diligence and providing ongoing training’ 3. The two awards won by HSBC AM are ‘Most Improved Retention Rates’ (female portfolio managers retention in the last 10 years and ‘Best AUM Split’ (funds managed by male/female portfolio managers). More information can be found on Citywire’s website.
Source: HSBC Asset Management and Morningstar, data as of 31 December 2022. The information contained in this publication is not intended as investment advice or recommendation. 


Responsible Investment Review

Report

Full report
Summary

Infographic

Main sections of the report

Net Zero and Climate
Read about how we aim to achieve net zero by 2050

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ESG Research and Integration
Discover how we pushed sustainability even deeper into our investment processes

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Sustainable Investment Definitions
Aligned with HSBC Group, our sustainable investment framework guides our investment decision making

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Stewardship and Engagement
Know more about how we strengthened our stewardship approach

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Responsible Investment in Alternatives
Learn about how real world impacts can be created through investing in this asset class

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Responsible investment themes in focus

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  • Just Transition

    Supporting a just transition is critical in promoting social cohesion, economic growth and political stability over the long term, thereby stabilising the operating environment of the companies in which we invest.

    Visit the dedicated webpage
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Diversity is in our roots. As a business operating in many markets and investing all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our clients, our business and our people.

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