Community

At HSBC we believe that education and access to vital natural resources are essential to healthy communities. Around the world we provide financial donations to community projects, and thousands of our employees get involved by volunteering their time and sharing their skills.

We take pride in managing our business sustainably whilst addressing the expectations of our shareholders, customers and employees. This enables us to build our business for the long term and contribute to the growth and resilience of communities.

Education

HSBC believes education is the key to helping young people reach their potential. We are committed to supporting programmes which develop financial and business literacy skills and help achieve academic excellence.

HSBC Chevening Scholarships (2002-18)

The programme awards scholarships to young people with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK. It is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, including HSBC.

JA More Than Money financial literacy programme (2010-15)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organisation dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy. JA More Than Money is a HSBC global financial literacy programme that teaches primary school students about earning, spending, sharing and saving money. Students also learn about businesses they can start or jobs they can perform to earn pocket money. The programme is in its fifth year in Malaysia and involves HSBC employees volunteering to teach primary school children in more than 15 local schools, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (Amcham).

HSBC Business Case Competition (2014)

The competition brings together students and faculty from some of the best Malaysian universities to compete in business strategy making and presentation. The competition is judged by a panel that includes HSBC executives, business leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals representing a wide spectrum of industries and disciplines in Malaysia.

Kampung Wira Damai Community Development Programme, Selangor (2013-14)

The programme aims to improve education and skills for children, young people and women. The programme is delivered in partnership with Yayasan Salam, a Malaysian Non Governmental Organisation that focuses on underprivileged community support and development.

Environment

HSBC is committed to addressing significant environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity and freshwater resources.

HSBC Water Programme (2012-16)

HSBC’s USD100 million five-year global programme is delivered in partnership with WWF, WaterAid and Earthwatch. In Malaysia, HSBC partners with Earthwatch and GEC to train HSBC employees to be Citizen Science Leaders and raise water awareness by monitoring the water quality of the Klang River.

Water Conservation and Environmental programme for schools in Malaysia (2014-17)

This is a three-year nationwide programme that aims to educate local primary school children about effective water management and conservation, in partnership with the Global Environment Centre (GEC).

Forest Rehabilitation and Peatland Management (2014-17)

HSBC Malaysia, in partnership with GEC, will continue to promote conservation, integrated management and sustainable use of the various peat swamp forest habitats.

Southeast Asia Rainforest Research Project – SEARRP (2009-13)

The Royal Society’s Southeast Asia Rainforest Research Programme, with support from HSBC Malaysia, has established a research plot at Danum Valley to measure, map and identify the 250,000 trees within the boundary to identify issues with climate change. This research has made a major contribution to the conservation and sustainable management of tropical rainforests and further cemented the position of the Danum Valley Field Centre as one of the world's leading tropical forest research stations.

HSBC-Kuala Selangor Nature Park Partnership (2012-13)

HSBC’s support for the Kuala Selangor Nature Park goes back to 2006. Phase three focused on engaging youth inside and outside the classroom through lectures on the themes of mangrove ecology, water issues and green living. The programme was conducted in partnership with the Malaysian Nature Society and directly benefited more than 80 students from four secondary schools within the district.

HSBC in the Community

HSBC Charity Partner of the Year

This annual campaign encourages employees to raise funds and to volunteer for the bank’s chosen charity. In 2014 it was Rumah Hope, a home for abused and neglected children at Taman Paramount, Petaling Jaya. Money is raised through donation boxes in headquarters and branches, initiatives such as charity sale events and a charity walk that is open to employees and the public.

PERTIWI Soup Kitchen

HSBC Malaysia has been helping the Pertubuhan Tindakan Wanita Islam (PERTIWI) Soup Kitchen project since 2012, providing hygiene bags, weekly breakfast packs and help with the cost of medication for 550-600 homeless people around the old Kuala Lumpur city centre.