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HSBC: a growing partnership

In 1997 the HSBC Oriental Garden introduced Sydney to a diverse new collection of plants. Since then, our partnership has evolved, but at its core, it continues to drive biodiversity conservation and progressing the conversation of natural capital, both in Australia and internationally.

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust is a world leader in scientific research into plant preservation and and biodiversity conservation. HSBC is committed to playing a leading role in the transition to a net- zero economy and scaling up investment in nature-based climate solutions. The work we are funding through this partnership will shape the future of reforestation and regeneration, and as such complements our broader ESG goals. 
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HSBC's investment in the Royal Botanic Garden's Investigating Rainforest Resilience project will bring together critical genetic information, seed resources and seed biology in a whole of ecosystem approach to preserving endangered ecological communities. 


HSBC funding will contribute to the Botanic Gardens' Australian Institute of Botanical Science. Set to launch in 2021, the new Institute will encompass the Gardens' world-leading research programs, facilities and collections, advancing the fundamental knowledge of plants to drive effective solutions to the damaging effects of a changing climate.​

Collaborating for Conservation and Sustainability

HSBC's staff show great commitment to the partnership, with dozens of employees contributing volunteer hours at the Garden every year.

In February 2020, HSBC Australia installed a sculpture made of 5,600 native plants in Sydney's Barangaroo. Created in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden and sustained with recycled water, the Living Lion celebrated the launch of HSBC's 40th branch and highlighted our organisations' shared commitment to sustainability.

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