HSBC aims for trans inclusivity by ditching gender data collection


HSBC aims for trans inclusivity by ditching gender data collection

The UK arm of HSBC is set to stop collecting data on the gender of customers of some of its products in order to be more inclusive towards non-binary and trans people, according to Bloomberg.

Targeting Net Zero: Green Finance – A Key Enabler in the UK-China pursuit of Net Zero

The UK’s finance sector has been well positioned to grasp the multiple opportunities that China’s dynamic financial services sector has thrown open in recent years: where there has been a surge in activity around models of green finance and its use as an enabler of green growth.

2021 saw China become the global leader in the issuance of green bonds as it rolled out funding to support the vast array of clean and renewable infrastructural projects that will be required for China to meet its ambitious net zero targets. The UK financial sector, for its part, has played a world leading role in developing such instruments from their inception and is well placed to work together with Chinese partners in pursing common goals.

This webinar, sponsored by HSBC, will provide insight into a variety of aspects of Green Finance in China today, including an update on Carbon Trading since the nationwide platform was launched this summer, followed by a panel discussion exploring the role of government, the banking system and the UNFCCC in shaping UK-China Green Finance.

Building an Inclusive Workplace & Pride Networks | BritCham Singapore

BritCham’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee hosted a digital networking event on 17th March 2021 focusing on LGBT+ inclusion in the Singaporean workplace, ‘Pride networks’ within organisations, as well as other initiatives supporting LGBT+ inclusion at work.


From this webinar, we hope to initiate a more visible and accessible discussion between companies to share knowledge and provide guidance to other organisations on how to build an inclusive workplace for people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.


It is believed that there are likely to be numerous internal Pride networks within companies operating in Singapore, however at present it appears that these networks are working in isolation or in small clusters. This means that outside organisations do not have much visibility or opportunity to join.

Every network will have different experiences, and stories of their own successes along with lessons learnt. The intention of this event would be to create a platform for representatives of those networks to share their experiences, their journey and their best practices, no matter where they are in the evolutionary process.

Hear personal anecdotes from individuals of how pride networks and other initiatives have had a positive impact on their workplace environment.

– What’s really involved & basic requirements to keep a network visible and active
– What are the basics to get right & the core deliverables for a network in its infancy
– What challenges might we face & overcoming barriers on the journey to making your network a success

Thank you to our Diversity & Inclusion Partner, Barclays​, for their long standing support with the Chamber’s D &I activity.

Thank you to our Speakers:
– Olfert de Wit, Chief Operating Officer at HSBC
– Joanna Moore, People and Capability Business Partner at Mastercard
– Oliver Choi, VP, Asia Pacific Brand and Marketing Lead at Barclays Bank
– Paul Tan, Partner at Cavenagh Law LLP
– James Davies, Mechanical Engineer at Arup Singapore

NASSCOM: Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2019 – Workshop 2 (Supported by: Barclays)

LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in the workplace Workshop

Mohit Shukla, MD, Head – India Legal and Compliance, Barclays
Vijaya K Matt, Country Head – India, Community Business
Jiby Joyce, Programme Manager, Community Business
Olfert De Wit, Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Singapore
Kapila Jaykumar, Senior Programme Manager, Community Business

How to advance digital trade

From the City of London Corporation’s ‘Future of Digital Trade’ Summit, Sam Lowe chairs a panel on the operational concerns facing firms doing digital trade. Panellists discuss what the frictions make it difficult for firms to operate a global FRPS business from the UK and how FTAs can better facilitate digital trade.

Chair: Sam Lowe, Flint

Kate Platonova, HSBC
Sherry Madera, Mastercard
Debbie Lawrence, London Stock Exchange Group
Nicola Watkinson, TheCityUK