HSBC Drive

Join HSBC at Drive 2022 – a free virtual event for SMEs!

28th April 2022
08.00- 17:45 (GMT)

Drive 2022 has been designed for businesses looking for tangible ways to transition to sustainable practices and in turn take care of the planet.

HSBC will help answer your most pressing questions about sustainability:

  • How can I adopt sustainable business practices and ensure growth?
  • How can I enhance my competitiveness, expand my reach and attract a more diverse customer base?
  • How do I attract and keep the best talent?
  • Where can I start?
  • Where can I get help?

You will have the opportunity to engage with our speakers, expand your network, and benefit from HSBC’s extensive research and insights, before, during and after the event – helping to open up a world of opportunity.

We are bringing together industry leaders and business owners, who will share their incredible journeys and what they have learnt along the way.

Welcome with Emma Cunningham

  • Emma Cunningham Regional Head of Communications, GBM, Asia Pacific, HSBC

The Importance of ESG

A keynote speech on the importance of the environmental aspect of ESG and how these can provide opportunities for SMEs; the moral imperative and the business case for prioritizing sustainability.

  • Wai-Shin Chan Head of Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Global Head of ESG Research, HSBC

The ESG trailblazers

A deep dive into what people and businesses are doing to really transform our planet through environmental and social changes. These trailblazers unearth the roadblocks they faced and how they overcame them.

  • Ankit Gupta Co-founder, Simple Energy
  • Ben Wong Head of Open Innovation, Eureka Nova, a New World Group Member
  • Gabriel Tan Director, GUAVA Amenities
  • Rohit Bhattacharya CFO, Next Gen Foods
  • Dan Roberts Global Head of Business Banking, HSBC (Host)

Transitioning to Sustainable Business Models

What ESG elements Corporates look for in their supply chain and how incubators can support SMEs in their sustainability integration.

  • Cintia Nunes Co-Director,The Mills Fabrica
  • Datin Mina Cheah-Foong Managing Director, InNature Berhad
  • Jasmine Ling Head of Sustainable Finance, Asia Pacific, HSBC (Host)

The Rapid Rise of Alt Protein in Asia

Join founder, and Editor-in-Chief, of Asia’s leading sustainability start-up media, Green Queen, Sonalie Figuerias for a thought-provoking discussion and rise of plant-based food alternatives in the Asia Pacific region. Hear her views on why Asia is fuelling the future of food.

  • Sonalie Figueiras Founder & CEO at Green Queen, Ekowarehouse &

Gain a competitive advantage from your ESG strategy

Having a green strategy is great, but it’s even better if it sets you apart from the competition and increases your revenue. Hear from B Corp UK on how to harness and commercialise your sustainability agenda. Do good for the planet while doing good for your bottom line.

  • James Ghaffari Director of Growth and Product, B-Corp UK
  • Martin Richards Executive Vice President and Global Head of Sustainable Finance and President, HSBC Ventures Inc. (Host)

Purpose-led Profit – Businesses Changing the World Focus on ESG

Join our panel of business leaders to discuss how their own alignment with ESG values has accelerated their achievements whilst enabling them to cultivate successful organisations with exceptionally strong missions at their core.

  • Lyndsey Simpson Founder and CEO, 55/Redefined
  • Nidal Haddad CEO, Al Bayader International
  • Yang Liu Founder & CEO, JustWears
  • Patricia Gomes Regional Head, Commercial Banking, HSBC MENAT (Host)

‘Good Business’ is Good for Business

  • Michael Roberts CEO HSBC US (Host)

Practical Steps to Social and environmental sustainability

Hear from business owners on their sustainability journey and the tangible steps they took to embed sustainable practices into their business.

  • Elta Kolo, Ph.D. Vice President

Exploring Solutions to Reach your Green Goals

How is the global supply chain reacting to the need to be “sustainable”? And what does this mean for you and your business? In this session, we will explore solutions for now and the future and how to help grow your business – in a sustainable way.

  • Angie Hall Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Canada
  • Lindsey Hermes Head of Enterprise Solutions, Serai
  • Andrew Skinner Head of Global Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC Canada (Host)

Women to the World: maximising the power of business women (session will be in Spanish)

Hear about Women to the World (Mujeres al Mundo) program, which is responding to the social demands of women in Latin America to have a more important role in the business world.

  • Mariuz Calvet-Roquero Head of Sustainable Finance, Commercial Banking, HSBC Mexico
  • Melisa Turano Head of Lending, Transaction Management HSBC and Co-Founder of Mujeres al Mundo, HSBC Argentina
  • Laura Manzo CEO, Dalia Empower (Host)

You will have the opportunity to engage with our speakers, expand your network, and benefit from HSBC’s extensive research and insights, before, during and after the event – helping to open up a world of opportunity.

You can attend the full event or just drop-in on sessions relevant to your business.

Over 6,000 businesses and leaders joined us last year, so don’t miss out. Register to attend our first Drive event of 2022.