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  • Writer's pictureGustavo Bernal Torres

HSBC's 2021 Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey

The fifth annual global survey of 2,000 capital markets issuers and institutional investors, was conducted during May and June.

  • The results highlight the larger the size of company or investor (by annual revenues or assets under management), the greater the importance of environmental and social issues. Some 70% of issuers with revenues greater than $10 billion or investors managing over $25 billion see these issues as very important – significantly higher than the global average of 44%.

  • Half of issuers say that climate change is already affecting their business or activities – up from 37% last year and a three-year high.

  • An astonishing 94% of companies expect to move away from environmentally- and socially-challenged business models in the next five years. Companies are transforming their business models and capital allocation in response to climate change and this will accelerate: 70% of issuers are considering ramping up business activities that might benefit from climate change or starting new ones.



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