At HSBC, our purpose justifies our existence. We use our experience, capabilities, reach and unique perspectives to open new opportunities in favor of our clients. We bring together people, ideas and capital to foster progress and growth; helping to create a better world for our clients, colleagues, investors and communities.
Over the past few years, we have had several volunteer activities which began to be more in-person rather than virtual. With them, we seek to support those causes of priority attention that affect our country and we do so by involving our employees in selecting which causes should benefit.
Carried out in the State of Mexico with more than 100 volunteers. This project has been carried out for thirteen consecutive years, reforesting 916.1 hectares in more than 12 states of the Mexican Republic.
2022 was still a hybrid year for events. Some volunteering took place thanks to organizations with which we partnered to carry out a series of virtual sessions for different areas, for example: for young people to acquire financial management skills, practice intelligent behaviors and carry out actions that allow a sustainable life.
The objective of this program is to support young people with soft skills, entrepreneurial and financial education aimed at creating projects that become businesses, as well as developing skills to integrate into the world of work.
The pandemic brought with it great challenges, two of them were to renew ourselves and adapt to what the world demanded. Thanks to this, we evolved and reached communities where it was most needed and together with our allies, we got the best out of the programs by adapting to a virtual experience.
It was carried out thanks to the people from the communities near the 6 sites nationwide (Jalisco, Guanajuato, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Chiapas and the State of Mexico), who carried out the reforestations. Due to the pandemic, we couldn’t be the ones to do it ourselves or our families.
Virtual volunteering was a reality that emerged as the world adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several support sessions were held for high school students as part of the “Building a financial capability generation” program, through which HSBC inspired and provided personal finance tools to a new generation using disruptive applications and different virtual sessions.
To develop successful programs with great long-term impact, we have established strategic alliances with expert organizations in Future Skills, aligning our programs on the axes of Financial Education, Employability and Entrepreneurship.
The value generated with these and other projects is tangible and knowing the impact of our efforts is the force that drives us to determine next steps to follow, so that in coming years we support more children, communities and even the environment in more parts of Mexico.