SEBA and HSBC Partner Towards United Goal: Sustainability

HSBCJuly 12, 2012.  HSBC, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations, is partnering with SEBA in developing responsible business leaders.

HSBC is a highly recognized institution in the world for its sustainability initiatives and accomplishments. It has designed and implemented the well-known HSBC Sustainability Leadership Programs for its senior managers, together with strategic partners, such as Earthwatch Institute.

Since the Saint Mary’s School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA)’s strategic direction is to develop responsible business leaders, HSBC and SEBA have recently established a partnership. HSBC is inviting one SEBA faculty member per year to participate in its Sustainability Leadership Programs.

Zha n Li, Dean of SEBA, explains: “This is a mutually beneficial opportunity. HSBC can contribute to business education by sharing its best practices with faculty, who will shape the perspectives of future business leaders. Participating SEBA faculty will bring Catholic and Lasallian perspectives into the corporate program, which could enrich the learning of HSBC’s senior managers. SEBA faculty participants can incorporate their HSBC sustainability experience and learning into research agenda, classroom teaching and curricular designs.

About HSBC
HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations. With around 7,200 offices in both established and faster-growing markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper and, ultimately, helping people to fulfill their hopes and realize their ambitions. We serve around 89 million customers through our four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 85 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Latin America. Our aim is to be acknowledged as the world's leading international bank.Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by over 220,000 shareholders in 132 countries and territories.

About Saint Mary’s School of Economics and Business Administration
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s College of California is a cornerstone institution of the San Francisco bay area.  After nearly 150 years, with a network of more than 40,000 alumni worldwide, Saint Mary’s tradition of educational excellence is stronger than ever. The School of Economics and Business Administration’s vision is to be an internationally recognized business and economics school for developing individuals who think globally and lead responsibly. Small class sizes facilitate collaboration, accessibility, and engaging discussions with our distinguished faculty, and an interactive learning environment focused on practical business knowledge, serves to provide our students with the maximum return on their investment.