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HSBC Sustainable Business Accelerator


Thank you for joining the HSBC Sustainable Business Accelerator 2023 Programme delivered by Diginex. The programme will help you put a measurable ESG strategy in place for your business by the end of the year. This is an opportune way to get you started on your sustainability journey through a structured programme at no cost, given your committed relationship with HSBC.

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Businesses like yours have a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the world - at a time when the topic is being actively discussed by governments across the region, in light of COP28 taking place in the UAE.

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We believe that having a tailored ESG strategy will help you develop long term value creation, cost savings, and ultimately reduce risk.

As you embark on your journey, all the information and resources your require will be hosted on this page.

What is the HSBC Sustainable Business Accelerator?

The HSBC Sustainable Business Accelerator is structured in 6 modules, which will be delivered between June and December, to help you build an ESG strategy. The timeline of the programme is as follows:


Whether you are Senior Executives, Managers or individuals who are responsible for leading a company's sustainability agenda, this program will help you build your basic ESG strategy without any experience in sustainability / ESG reporting required. You will be able to network with representatives from other businesses in the region with similar aims and goals.

HSBC and Diginex will support you along the way with case studies, lectures, guidance materials, digital reporting solution, practical milestones, inspiring ideas from new economy solutions as well networking with others on the same journey.

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MODULE 1: The importance of an ESG Strategy for a company

The first session aims to provide a broad overview and introduction to ESG, key issues and trends, an understanding of the business case for an ESG strategy and explore the landscape of MENAT ESG regulations and standards.

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MODULE 2: Identifying material ESG topics in a business

How to define materiality in and guidance on conducting a materiality assessment from stakeholder interviews to setting up prioritisation frameworks.


MODULE 3: Identify key focus areas when building an ESG strategy

The aim of the session was to understand the Environmental, Social, or Governance (ESG) reporting framework landscape in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT) region and globally.

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MODULE 4: How to collect and monitor ESG data

Module 4 of the HSBC Sustainable Business Accelerator explored “collecting data and governing ESG.” The session focused on key internal Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) governance and reporting processes that constitute the foundation of a company’s ESG strategy.

18 October 2023

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MODULE 5: Transparency & Validation

Module 5 of the HSBC Sustainable Business Accelerator delved into the critical aspects of “ESG Data Validation, Assurance, and Communication.” The session underscored the significance of companies reporting on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors, emphasizing the pivotal role of data validation, assurance, and communication in this process.

8 November 2023

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MODULE 6: New Economy Solutions to achieve ESG objectives Transparency and ESG reporting

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We've partnered with Diginex to help deliver this programme to you.

diginex is a disruptive impact tech business helping organisations to address the world's most pressing ESG, Climate and sustainability issues, utilising the latest blockchain technology to lead change and increase transparency.

We help organizations who want to do better and be more responsibile, to realise the commercial benefits of ESG and make data-driven decisions to mitigate risk, build resilence and capitalize on growth opportunities. Organisations use diginex's technolgy to future-proof their business models and accelerate growth, while contributing to a better future.

We build accessible, affordable and intelligent products to help democratize sustainability. Founded in 2017, with a global team of over 80 technology and impact experts, diginex is scaling rapidly and has worked as a technology partner with leading players around the world including Microsoft, Coca-Cola and the United Nations.

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Should you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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