HSBC sponsors a number of community programmes in Bangladesh, focusing its investment on education and the environment.


  • HSBC co-sponsors an annual competition celebrating the Bangla language, working in partnership with Prothom Alo, the country’s leading Bangla daily newspaper.  Since 2005, more than 100,000 students have taken part.
  • HSBC works with local charities and voluntary groups to help children from disadvantaged backgrounds access education. In 2014, HSBC is:
    • Providing scholarships for disadvantaged students of TMSS schools
    • Supporting the Young Power in Social Action non-governmental organisation (NGO) in its work to help the children of sex workers into mainstream education
    • Supporting physiotherapy for the students of SEID Trust


  • The HSBC Water Programme is a five-year, USD100 million global partnership with three NGOs – Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF. Over the five years of the programme, WaterAid aims to provide more than 210,000 people in Bangladesh with safe water and more than 380,000 with sanitation.  Find out more about the HSBC Water Programme on our corporate website.
  • In 2014, HSBC is sponsoring Daily Star Junior Climate Champions, a school-based educational programme designed to help young people understand the issue of environmental protection.  The programme is delivered with Waste Concern, a local NGO.

Other community programmes

  • HSBC Bangladesh, in partnership with the literary magazine 'Kali O Kolom’, sponsors the ‘HSBC Kali O Kolom Young Poets and Writers Award’ to recognise young literary talent.
  • HSBC supports Liver Foundation Bangladesh to provide hepatitis B vaccinations to underprivileged children. Since 2007, more than 6,000 children have been immunised.

Further information about HSBC’s commitment to sustainability is available on our corporate website

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