HSBC hires three senior sustainability experts

HSBC has announced the appointment of three senior sustainability experts.

The new appointments include Seb Henbest, previously the Chief Economist at BloombergNEF who is joining HSBC as its Group Head of Climate Transition.

Jenny McInnes has joined as Group Head of Sustainability Policy and Partnerships. She was previously Deputy Director, International Climate Finance Partnerships at the UK government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Zoë Knight will relocate to Dubai as Group Head of the Centre of Sustainable Finance and Head of Climate Change for the Middle East.

Dr Celine Herweijer, Group Chief Sustainability Officer at HSBC says, “HSBC’s sustainability priorities are scale, speed and science. Scale as we need to mainstream net zero and sustainability more broadly into the bank’s financing and investment decisions. Speed as we are short on time with only eight years until 2030 when the world needs to half global GHG emissions. Science as we need to help clients with science-based client transition plans and use them as the basis for further engagement to achieve net zero.”