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Available ESG unit trusts

Explore actively-managed funds that follow our strict definition of sustainable investment and companies with a strong ESG performance.
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Start investing in Green, Social, Sustainable and Sustainability-linked (GSSS) bonds / certificates of deposit

Browse a range of Green, Social, Sustainable and Sustainability-linked (GSSS) bonds / certificates of deposit (CDs) that you can purchase and manage through us.

Start investing in ESG structured products

Start your ESG investing journey with our selection of ESG-themed structured products

ESG-themed structured products

Explore ESG ideas in your equity-linked investments or private placement notes with our checklist for ESG stocks and indices.
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Hong Kong stocks
  • 101 - Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • 270 - Guangdong Investment Ltd
  • 586 - China Conch Venture Holdings Ltd
  • 916 - China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd
  • 968 - Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd
  • 1211 - BYD Electronic International Co Ltd
  • 1816 - CGN Power Co Ltd
  • 1972 - Swire Properties Ltd
  • 2007 - Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd
  • 2238 - Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd
  • 2338 - Weichai Power Co Ltd
US stocks[@esglistingprivateplacement]
  • AWK UN - American Water Works Co Inc
  • NIO UN - Nio Inc.
  • TSLA UQ - Tesla Inc
  • WM UN - Waste Management Inc
Local and international indices[@esglistingprivateplacement]
  • HSSUS INDEX - Hang Seng Corp Sustain Index
  • HSCEESG INDEX - HSCEESG INDEX
  • SPXESUP INDEX - SP500ESGUSDP Index
  • SX5EESG INDEX - EUT STX 50 ESG (EUR)P Index
  • SOLCFCEP INDEX - Solactive China Future Consumers ESG Screened Index PR
  • MXWOESG5 - MSCI World ESG screened 5% Risk Control Index
Explore ESG ideas in your equity-linked investments or private placement notes with our checklist for ESG stocks and indices.
Market Hong Kong stocks
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  • 101 - Hang Lung Properties Ltd
  • 270 - Guangdong Investment Ltd
  • 586 - China Conch Venture Holdings Ltd
  • 916 - China Longyuan Power Group Corp Ltd
  • 968 - Xinyi Solar Holdings Ltd
  • 1211 - BYD Electronic International Co Ltd
  • 1816 - CGN Power Co Ltd
  • 1972 - Swire Properties Ltd
  • 2007 - Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd
  • 2238 - Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd
  • 2338 - Weichai Power Co Ltd
Market US stocks[@esglistingprivateplacement]
Stock/index[@esgistdisclaimer]
  • AWK UN - American Water Works Co Inc
  • NIO UN - Nio Inc.
  • TSLA UQ - Tesla Inc
  • WM UN - Waste Management Inc
Market Local and international indices[@esglistingprivateplacement]
Stock/index[@esgistdisclaimer]
  • HSSUS INDEX - Hang Seng Corp Sustain Index
  • HSCEESG INDEX - HSCEESG INDEX
  • SPXESUP INDEX - SP500ESGUSDP Index
  • SX5EESG INDEX - EUT STX 50 ESG (EUR)P Index
  • SOLCFCEP INDEX - Solactive China Future Consumers ESG Screened Index PR
  • MXWOESG5 - MSCI World ESG screened 5% Risk Control Index

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    The information is not and should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell any investment products, and should not be considered as investment advice. You should carefully consider whether any investment products are appropriate in view of your investment experience, objectives, financial resources and relevant circumstances.

    Investment involves risk. Investors should not only base on this material alone to make investment decisions. Please refer to the offering documents of the respective funds for details, including product features, fees and charges, and risk factors. The price of units or shares and the income from them may go down as well as up and any past performance figures shown are not indicative of future performance. The information contained on this website is intended for Hong Kong residents only and should not be construed as a distribution, an offer to sell, or a solicitation to buy any securities in any jurisdiction where such activities would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction, in particular the United States of America. Please refer to the unit trust disclaimer for further important details.

    The Securities and Futures Commission (the 'SFC') has authorised the Equity Linked Investments and offering documents of Equity Linked Investments. The SFC's authorisation does not imply official recommendation or endorsement of equity-linked investments, nor does it guarantee the commercial merits of equity-linked investments or its performance.

    The contents of this page have not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission.

    Issued by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

     

    Sustainable investments risk disclosure

    • “Sustainable investments” include investment approaches or instruments which consider environmental, social, governance and/or other sustainability factors (collectively, “sustainability”) to varying degrees. Certain instruments we include within this category may be in the process of changing to deliver sustainability outcomes.
    • There is no guarantee that sustainable investments will produce returns similar to those which don’t consider these factors. Sustainable investments may diverge from traditional market benchmarks.
    • In addition, there is no standard definition of, or measurement criteria for sustainable investments, or the impact of sustainable investments (“sustainability impact”). Sustainable investment and sustainability impact measurement criteria are (a) highly subjective and (b) may vary significantly across and within sectors.
    • Sustainable investment and sustainability impact measurement criteria are (a) highly subjective and (b) may vary significantly across and within sectors.
    • HSBC may rely on measurement criteria devised and/or reported by third party providers or issuers. HSBC does not always conduct its own specific due diligence in relation to measurement criteria. There is no guarantee: (a) that the nature of the sustainability impact or measurement criteria of an investment will be aligned with any particular investor’s sustainability goals; or (b) that the stated level or target level of sustainability impact will be achieved.
    • Sustainable investing is an evolving area and new regulations may come into effect which may affect how an investment is categorised or labelled. An investment which is considered to fulfil sustainable criteria today may not meet those criteria at some point in the future.

     

    Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds risk disclosure

    • Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) Bond labelling is a voluntary and recommended process and framework established by ICMA, the International Capital Markets Association. It aims to promote the integrity of the green, social and sustainability bond market. The intention is to encourage transparency and disclose on the specific use of proceeds to show investors the environmental and/or social projects financed by the financial instrument. The ICMA framework recommends a specific approved list of use of proceeds, a process for project evaluation and selection, management of proceeds and annual reporting on use of proceeds.
    • Although the use of proceeds for a GSS bond can be verified by a second party opinion, third party verification or other equivalent process, the Bank cannot guarantee the issuer will indeed manage the use of proceeds to fund green or social projects throughout the life of the outstanding bond as there is no legal way to enforce the declared use of proceeds.

     

    Sustainability-linked bonds:

    • Sustainability-linked bonds are any type of bond instrument for which the financial and/or structural characteristics can vary depending on whether the issue achieves predefined sustainability/ESG objectives. sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) labelling is a voluntary and recommended process and framework established by ICMA, the International Capital Markets Association. The objectives are (i) measured through predefined key performance indicators (KPIs) and (ii) assessed against predefined sustainability performance targets (SPTs). There is no guarantee SLBs will deliver on their sustainability performance targets and the proceeds of the instrument are not tied to specific environmental and/or social projects.
    • Although the progress made against the KPIs and SPTs can be verified by a second party opinion, third party verification or other equivalent process, the Bank cannot guarantee the issuer of the financial instrument is making progress against those sustainability/ESG objectives.

     

    Risk disclosure – Bonds and certificates of deposit ("CDs")

    • There are risks involved in buying bonds / CDs. Before applying for any of bonds / CDs, you should consider whether bonds / CDs is suitable for you in light of your own financial circumstances and objectives. If you are in any doubt, get independent professional advice.
    • Bonds / CDs are mainly medium to long term fixed income products, not for short term speculation. You should be prepared to hold your funds in bonds / CDs for the full tenor; you could lose part or all of your principal if you choose to sell your bonds / CDs prior to maturity.
    • It is the issuer to pay interest and repay principal of bonds / CDs. If the issuer defaults, the holder of bonds / CDs may not be able to receive back the interest and principal. The holder of bonds / CDs bears the credit risk of the issuer and has no recourse to HSBC unless HSBC is the issuer itself.
    • Indicative price of bonds / CDs are available and the bonds / CDs’ prices do fluctuate when market changes. Factors affecting market price of bonds / CDs include, and are not limited to, fluctuations in interest rates, credit spreads, and liquidity premiums. The fluctuation in yield generally has a greater effect on prices of longer tenor bonds / CDs. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling bonds / CDs.
    • If you wish to sell bonds / CDs, HSBC may repurchase them based on the prevailing market price under normal market circumstances, but the selling price may differ from the original buying price due to changes in market conditions.
    • There may be exchange rate risks if you choose to convert payments made on the bond/CDs to your home currency.
    • Indicative price of bonds / CDs are available and the bonds / CDs’ prices do fluctuate when market changes. Factors affecting market price of bonds / CDs include, and are not limited to, fluctuations in interest rates, credit spreads, and liquidity premiums. The fluctuation in yield generally has a greater effect on prices of longer tenor bonds / CDs. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling bonds / CDs.
    • If you wish to sell bonds / CDs, HSBC may repurchase them based on the prevailing market price under normal market circumstances, but the selling price may differ from the original buying price due to changes in market conditions.
    • There may be exchange rate risks if you choose to convert payments made on the bond / CDs to your home currency.
    • The secondary market for bonds / CDs may not provide significant liquidity or may trade at prices based on the prevailing market conditions and may not be in line with the expectations of bonds / CDs’ holders.
    • If bonds / CDs are redeemed early, you may not be able to enjoy the same rates of return when you use the funds to purchase other products.
    • Do not purchase the bonds / CDs unless you fully understand and are willing to assume the risks associated with it.

     

    High yield bonds risk disclosure

    • High yield bonds are typically rated below investment grade by a credit rating agency, or unrated. Whilst high yield bonds bear a higher yield opportunity than investment grade bonds, they present greater risks of issuer default, liquidity, volatility and non-payment of principal and interest.
    • The risk of default on principal and / or interest, is greater for high yield bonds due to higher credit risk of the issuer and lower priority of claim by the bond holders in case of issuer default.
    • High yield bonds can sometimes be less liquid than investment-grade bonds, depending on the issuer and the market conditions at any given time. Investors may be difficult to sell the high yield bond before maturity or at prices in line with their expectation compare to listed bond.
    • High yield bonds tend to be more vulnerable to economic cycles and changes in the issuer’s financial conditions or business developments. In particular, during economic downturn, such bonds typically fall more in value than investment-grade bonds as the issuer default risk rises and investors become more risk adverse.
    • Please be aware the concentration risk of investing in bonds issued by the same issuer or companies by the same group. A degrading of any of the group company's credit rating may expose the whole group to contagion risk.  Please be also aware the risk of over concentrating investment in the high risk investment products.

     

    Risk disclosure – structured products

     

    Equity-linked investments ("ELIs") risk dislosure

    The following risks should be read together with the other risks contained in the "Risk Warnings" section in the relevant offering documents of the ELIs.

    • You should note that the information contained in this material does NOT form part of the offering documents of our ELIs. You should read all the offering documents of our ELIs (including the programme memorandum, the financial disclosure document, the relevant product booklet and the indicative term sheet and any addendum to any of such documents) before deciding whether to invest in our ELIs. If you have doubts on the content of this material, you should seek independent professional advice.
    • This is a structured and complex product involving derivatives.
    • Not a time deposit – ELI is NOT equivalent to, nor should it be treated as a substitute for, time deposit. It is NOT a protected deposit and is NOT protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.
    • Not principal-protected – ELIs are not principal-protected: you could lose all of your investment.
    • Limited potential gain – you may not receive any potential cash dividend amount. The maximum potential gain under this product is capped at an amount equal to the sum of the difference between the issue price and the nominal amount of the ELIs (if any) (less any cash settlement expenses) and the maximum periodic potential cash dividend amount(s) payable during the scheduled tenor (ie the period from (and including) the issue date to (and including) the settlement date) of the ELIs. It is possible that you may not receive any potential cash dividend amount for the entire scheduled tenor of the ELIs.
    • Re-investment risk – If our ELIs are terminated early, we will pay you the nominal amount of the ELIs (less any cash settlement expenses) and any accrued potential cash dividend amount calculated up to (and including) that call date. No further potential cash dividend amount will be payable following such early termination. Market conditions may have changed and you may not be able to enjoy the same rate of return if you re-invest these proceeds in other investments with similar risk parameters.
    • No collateral – ELIs are not secured on any of our assets or any collateral.
    • Limited market making arrangements are available and you may suffer a loss if you sell your ELIs before expiry – Our ELIs are designed to be held to their settlement date. Limited market making arrangements are available on a bi-weekly basis for all our ELIs. If you try to sell your ELIs before expiry, the amount you receive for each ELI may be substantially less than the issue price you paid for each ELI.
    • Not the same as investing in the reference asset – Investing in our ELIs is not the same as investing in the reference asset. Changes in the market price of the reference asset may not lead to a corresponding change in the market value of, or your potential payout under, the ELIs.
    • Not covered by Investor Compensation Fund – Our ELIs are not listed on any stock exchange and are not covered by the Investor Compensation Fund. There may not be any active or liquid secondary market.
    • Maximum loss upon HSBC's default or insolvency – Our ELIs constitute general, unsecured and unsubordinated contractual obligations of HSBC as issuer and of no other person (including the ultimate holding company of our group, HSBC Holdings plc). When you buy our ELIs, you will be relying on HSBC's creditworthiness. If HSBC becomes insolvent or defaults on its obligations under the ELIs, in the worst case scenario, you could lose all of your investment.
    • Risks relating to RMB – You should note that the value of RMB against other foreign currencies fluctuates and will be affected by, amongst other things, the PRC government's control (for example, the PRC government regulates conversion between RMB and foreign currencies), which may adversely affect your return under this product when you convert RMB into your home currency. The value of your RMB-denominated ELIs will be subject to the risk of exchange rate fluctuation. If you choose to convert your RMB deposit to other currencies at an exchange rate that is less favourable than that in which you made your original conversion to RMB, you may suffer loss in principal. This product (if denominated in RMB) will be denominated and settled in RMB deliverable in Hong Kong, which is different from that of RMB deliverable in mainland China.
    • You may, at settlement, receive physical delivery of reference asset(s).
    • Our ELIs may be terminated early by us according to the terms as set out in offering documents of our ELIs.
    • Our ELIs are structured investment products which are embedded with derivatives.
    • Investment returns (if any) not denominated in home currency are exposed to exchange rate fluctuations. Rates of exchange may cause the value of investments to go up or down.
    • The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the issuer and product arranger of our ELIs.

     

    Renminbi ('RMB') related products risk disclosure

    • There may be exchange rate risks if you choose to convert RMB payments made on the bonds / CDs to your home currency.
    • RMB debt instruments are subject to interest rate fluctuations, which may adversely affect the return and performance of the RMB products.
    • RMB products may suffer significant losses in liquidating the underlying investments if such investments do not have an active secondary market and their prices have large bid/ offer spreads.
    • You could lose part or all of your principal if you choose to sell your RMB bonds / CDs prior to maturity.

     

    Private placement notes (PPNs) risk disclosure

    • The following risks should be read together with the other risks contained in the "Risk Factors" section in the relevant offering documents of the PPNs.
    • You should note that the information contained in this website does NOT form part of the offering documents of our PPNs. You should read all the offering documents of our PPNs (including the offering memorandum, and the indicative term sheet) before deciding whether to invest in our PPNs. If you have doubt on the content of this website, you should seek independent professional advice.
    • Not a time deposit – PPNs are NOT equivalent to, nor should it be treated as a substitute for, time deposits. It is NOT a protected deposit and is NOT protected by the Deposit Protection Scheme in Hong Kong.
    • Not principal-protected – some PPNs are not principal-protected: you could lose all of your investment.
    • Investment return risk – It is possible that you may not receive any potential cash dividend amount for the entire scheduled tenor of the PPNs.
    • Re-investment risk – If our PPNs are early terminated, we will pay you the nominal amount of the PPNs (less any cash settlement expenses) and any accrued potential cash dividend amount calculated up to (and including) that call date. No further potential cash dividend amount will be payable following such early termination. Market conditions may have changed and you may not be able to enjoy the same rate of return if you re-invest these proceeds in other investments with similar risk parameters.
    • No collateral – PPNs are not secured on any of our assets or any collateral.
    • Limited market making arrangements are available and you may suffer a loss if you sell your PPNs before expiry. Our PPNs are designed to be held to their settlement date. Limited market making arrangements are available on a bi-weekly basis for all our PPNs. If you try to sell your PPNs before expiry, the amount you receive for each PPN may be substantially less than the issue price you paid for each PPN.
    • Not the same as investing in the reference asset – Investing in our PPNs is not the same as investing in the reference asset. Changes in the market price of the reference asset may not lead to a corresponding change in the market value of, or your potential payout under, the PPNs.
    • Not covered by Investor Compensation Fund – Our PPNs are not listed on any stock exchange and are not covered by the Investor Compensation Fund. There may not be any active or liquid secondary market.
    • Maximum loss upon HSBC’s default or insolvency – Our PPNs constitute general, unsecured and unsubordinated contractual obligations of HSBC as issuer and of no other person (including the ultimate holding company of our group, HSBC Holdings plc). When you buy our PPNs, you will be relying on HSBC’s creditworthiness. If HSBC becomes insolvent or defaults on its obligations under the PPNs, in the worst case scenario, you could lose all of your investment.
    • Risks relating to RMB – You should note that the value of RMB against other foreign currencies fluctuates and will be affected by, amongst other things, the PRC government's control (for example, the PRC government regulates conversion between RMB and foreign currencies), which may adversely affect your return under this product when you convert RMB into your home currency. The value of your RMB-denominated PPNs will be subject to the risk of exchange rate fluctuation. If you choose to convert your RMB deposit to other currencies at an exchange rate that is less favourable than that in which you made your original conversion to RMB, you may suffer loss in principal. This product (if denominated in RMB) will be denominated and settled in RMB deliverable in Hong Kong, which is different from that of RMB deliverable in mainland China.
    • You may, at settlement, receive physical delivery of reference asset(s).
    • Our PPNs may be terminated early by us according to the terms as set out in offering documents of our PPNs.
    • Our PPNs are structured investment products which are embedded with derivatives.
    • Investment returns (if any) not denominated in home currency are exposed to exchange rate fluctuations. Rates of exchange may cause the value of investments to go up or down.

     

    The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the issuer and product arranger of our ELIs.

    HSBC Bank plc is the issuer and product arranger of our PPNs.

    The information contained in this material and the content have not been reviewed by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong or any regulatory authority in Hong Kong.

    Investment involves risk. The price of products may move up or down. Losses may be incurred as well as profits made as a result of buying and selling products.

    You should carefully consider whether any investment products or services mentioned herein are appropriate for you in view of your investment experience, objectives, financial resources and circumstances.

    Making available to you any advertisements, marketing or promotional materials, market information or other information relating to a product or service shall not, by itself, constitute solicitation of the sale or recommendation of any product or service.  If you wish to receive solicitation or recommendation from us, please contact us and, where relevant, go through our suitability assessment before transacting.  The remuneration for sales staff is determined based on the staff's overall performance with reference to a wide range of factors, and is subject to review from time to time, for the purpose of encouraging the building of deep, long-lasting and mutually valuable relationships with customers. It is not determined solely on financial performance.

    The information in this material does not constitute a solicitation or recommendation for making any deposit or an offer for the purchase or sale or investment in any products.

    Issued by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited