HSBC Istidama Programme

We understand that adopting sustainability into your business means working with partners you trust and prioritising where it matters most. That’s why we’re leveraging our expertise in sustainability along with financial support to help Egyptian businesses manage that transition and grow in the net-zero economy.

We’re here to help you build a greener economy and unlock barriers you may face in the transition to net zero, such as: How do you start your journey? How can you understand your sector pathway? How do you make sense of complex regulations and access much-needed funding to support your ambitions?

Adopting sustainability doesn’t just help the environment, but also allows your business to be more sustainable for the future. We’re here to help you access new growth opportunities, improve your business reputation, embed resilience into your supply chain and, crucially, increase revenue by embracing sustainability.

HSBC is committed to a sustainable future.

HSBC Istidama Programme at a Glance

Egypt is already recognised as a global standard bearer for the green economy and will host the COP27 climate change conference in 2022.

HSBC is aligned with the nation’s sustainability agenda and is committing EGP 1 billion to help businesses achieve their own net-zero ambitions.

Our Istidama Programme is designed to help businesses seize the opportunities and growth potential that sustainability offers. As well as financing, our global network, multi-sector partnerships, bespoke banking solutions and local expertise will help you realise the benefits that exist in the new economy.

Available to:

  • New and existing HSBC customers.
  • With at least 3 years’ audited balance sheets*.
  • Businesses seeking finance to invest in green or sustainable investment, expenditure or activities to support their transition to net zero in these areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency, pollution prevention or control, environmental sustainability, sustainable/clean transport, waste and wastewater management, climate change adaptation, green buildings and recycling.

Contact us to find out more.

Hear from Our Customers

Hear first-hand how HSBC’s innovative solutions and deep local knowledge empowered Egyptian solar utility company KarmSolar to turn their ambitions into reality.

Our Products and Solutions

Green Loans & Sustainability-Linked Loans (SLL)

Our green loans provide opportunities for companies that have sustainability embedded in their business models. SLLs offer a financial reward for sustainable behaviour by enabling you to pay less interest when you reach your ESG objectives.

ESG Academy

Our ESG Academy covers a range of sustainability topics, initiatives and practices from economists, experts and industry leaders to help you navigate the path to net zero.

Sustainable Trade Finance

We have developed trade facilities for sustainable companies seeking funding for all stages of their growth cycle.

Business Banking Accounts

Our customers can access a suite of carefully crafted solutions that combine everyday banking needs with the tools to help businesses grow sustainably, both domestically and internationally.

Dedicated Support

Your dedicated HSBC Business Banking team will work with you to support your growth aspirations as you help redefine tomorrow’s sustainable mission.

Living Business Programme

Are you keen to embed sustainability into your business model? Join the Living Business Programme to evolve and implement your green strategies and benefit from our panel of experts and success partners who will guide you.

Checklist for Getting to Net Zero

Not sure how and where to start your sustainability journey?
We’ve collaborated with The Economist Intelligence Unit to create an interactive net-zero checklist to help you tailor your business transition plan.

Sustainability in Egypt

38% of businesses in Egypt are putting more than 10% of their operating profit towards becoming more sustainable vs 20% of businesses globally.

Source: HSBC 2021 Navigator Report- Egypt

Our Awards

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2022

  • Middle East’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2021

  • Middle East’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020

  • World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance
  • Middle East’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance

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Get in touch to learn more about our banking solutions and how we can help you drive your business forward.