Evaluation of Earthwatch and HSBC Climate Partnership Learning Programmes

In 2007, HSBC made a landmark commitment to climate change initiatives through the HSBC Climate Partnership (HCP). As the five year programme drew to an end, Earthwatch, one of the four NGOs working with HSBC, reflected on the unique collaboration it had forged with the bank.

At the close of the five year HSBC Climate Partnership (2007-2011), Earthwatch was on track to engage nearly one-third of HSBC’s 300,000 employees worldwide in a conversation about climate change and its implications for business, communities and individuals. At the time, it was the world’s largest employee engagement programme on climate change.

Earthwatch and HSBC were keen to have internal evaluation and feedback validated by an objective external expert. Ashridge Business School was commissioned to conduct an extensive study that included more than 2,200 online surveys and 95 interviews covering Climate Champions, local volunteering participants, online participants, Climate Champions’ line managers, and senior managers not involved in the programme.

This project was completed in 2013. Details of the final report are featured on the Greenwise website