HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises over 10,000 offices in 83 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

The partnership between SOS Children's Villages and HSBC's Future First program will benefit thousands of orphaned, abandoned and destitute children in the 47 countries in which both organizations have a common presence. HSBC has pledged USD one million per year to SOS Children's Villages for five years (2007 – 2011). These donations will be used to support SOS education, community development and Family Strengthening Programs.