HSBC invests in global success

HSBC
is to train 200 scientists and send 2,000 staff on conservation research
projects as part of a US$50m sponsorship deal called Investing in Nature.

The
move will see three charities – the World Wildlife Fund, Botanic Gardens
Conservation International and Earthwatch – receive their largest ever
donations.

During
the five year deal 2,000 HSBC staff will work with Earthwatch scientists on
conservation projects worldwide. The workers will contribute the equivalent of
100 ‘man years’ of research.

HSBC
Chairman Sir John Bond, said: "Companies as well as individuals have a
responsibility for the stewardship of this planet, which we hold in trust for
the future.

"Our
investment is not simply financial – 2,000 staff will take place in the
fieldwork and become environmental champions within the group."

By Quentin Reade

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