Celebrating sustainability and creativity with HSBC Premier

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  • Woos Junior Premier account holders to submit creative drawings that envision a sustainable future for everyone


To help inculcate the core principles of creating a more sustainable future in HSBC’s journey towards net zero, HSBC Sri Lanka has launched a creative art competition that invites all its existing Premier Junior account holders from different age groups to submit a drawing that illustrates their vision for the future of the planet, whilst also encouraging them to think responsibly about managing their own carbon footprint.

HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives Interim CEO Stuart Rogers said, “The transition to net zero is one of the key pillars of the bank’s strategy. This means our engagement and commitment will be for the long-haul and that’s why we believe that whether you’re an individual, family or business, the planet we live in provides for us in every way; however, the footprint we leave behind creates larger ripples that harm it. We are excited to engage our next generation through this competition so that we can inculcate sustainable thinking and encourage them to think about their own carbon footprint and how they envision the net zero future from their perspective.”

The competition is open to all HSBC Premier Junior account holders in Sri Lanka aged six to 18, to share their drawings based on the following four themes;

1. Sustainable Planet: Responsibly interacting with the planet today to avoid harming it tomorrow.

2. Sustainable Work: Responsibly innovating on products and services that have the least or zero impact on the planet.

3. Sustainable Living: Responsibly planning your lifestyle for the future, so that it remains secure from external factors.

4. Sustainable Supply Chains: Responsibly carrying out sourcing of raw materials for production with the least environmental impact.

To qualify entries must reach their family’s Premier Relationship Manager on or before 20 November. Selected entries will be chosen to be featured in the HSBC Sri Lanka 2022 desk calendar, and the winners will also get a special gift pack of art supplies.

This comes in the backdrop of the recent COP26, the UN global climate summit that further highlighted key actions by HSBC to become carbon-neutral by 2030, and to help its customers do the same by 2050. HSBC has committed $ 750 billion and $ 1 trillion over the next nine years to help businesses, customers and their communities make that green transition and reduce the impact on this planet.

Through the bank’s business plan for the planet, HSBC is committed to partnering with individuals and businesses to help drive a sustainable future while placing the focus on three areas: helping customers transition to net zero carbon emissions; scaling up new technologies; and building global partnerships to create common standards.

The bank notes that businesses need a partner with the understanding, the capabilities and the resources to help them make the transition to a sustainable model, and HSBC can become their partner, to provide them with the financial assistance needed to make that happen.