ESG Investing

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ESG has become an increasingly important factor in the investment process. Discover the growth potential of ESG Investing.

What is sustainable or ESG Investing?

In recent years, investors in the financial industry have introduced a new concept: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – supplementing traditional financial concepts.

  • Environmental (E) - How companies reduce environmental impacts of waste, water use and pollution
  • Social (S) - How companies build community engagement with their labour practices – and more
  • Governance (G) - How companies are governed, e.g. appropriate regulatory tools in place, diversity of their board, etc.

Why does it matter?

ESG changes are rapidly reshaping how people live and invest. ESG factors have entered the mainstream and have the potential to drive investment outperformance.

Features and benefits

  • Invest in companies that conduct their businesses in a sustainable way
  • Your investment may contribute to a better environment, promote diversity and inclusion, or drive better governance
  • Subscribe to funds online with a preferential initial charge as low as 1.5%. T&Cs apply.*
Subscription Amount/
Fund Type
Unit Trust Initial Charge Offer
  Non-Bond Funds Bond Funds
Less than HKD1,000,000 2.50% 2.00%
HKD1,000,000 or above 2.00% 1.50%

Please note switching fee may charge up to 1%. Please refer to the respective prospectus of the fund for details of the fees and charges.

  • Start investing in funds with an initial investment as low as HKD10,000
  • Search for any preferred prices, fund types or fund houses, investment regions online

What kind of ESG products are available?

List of related Unit Trust

Unit Trust name Code Currency Risk level Fund details
HSBC GIF Lower Carbon Bond U62869 USD 1 Click here
HSBC GIF Lower Carbon Equity U62867 USD 4 Click here
HSBC GIF Global Equity Climate Change U62255 USD 4 Click here
Schroder ISF Climate Change Equity U62269 USD 4 Click here
AB Sustainable US Thematic Portfolio U42762 USD 4 Click here
AB Sustainable Global Thematic Portfolio U63065 USD 4 Click here
Ninety One Global Environment U63078 USD 4 Click here
Blackrock Global Funds - Circular Economy Fund U63117 USD 4 Click here
Blackrock Global Funds - Sustainable Energy Fund U63126 USD 4 Click here

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Important Note

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Unit Trusts are investment products and some of them are structured products involving derivatives. The investment decision is yours, but you should not invest in the Unit Trusts unless the intermediary who sells it to you has explained to you that the product is suitable for you having regard to your financial situation, investment experience and investment objectives.

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* Terms and Conditions:

  1. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional or preferential offer.
  2. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with other promotional offers on the initial charge. All other fees and charges applicable to the relevant fund (including switching fees, redemption fees, management fees and other fees) still apply.
  3. The Bank reserves the right to amend the promotional offers and these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.
  4. In case of disputes arising out of this promotion, the decision of the Bank shall be final.
  5. In case of discrepancies between the English and Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.

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Investment involves risk and the offering documents of the funds should be read for further details. 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.

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Some of the funds involve derivatives. Do not invest in them unless you fully understand and are willing to assume the risks associated with them.

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