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Banking on net zero: from commitment to action (recording available)
April 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm BST
This event for non-executive directors of banks and financial institutions discussed the practicalities of putting together a net zero plan.
Topics for discussion included what good looks like, the challenges, potential pitfalls, and how it impacts business and strategy.
Francesca Tondi Guy, non-executive director and ESG Committee chair of UniCredit Group discussed these topics with Gwenhaël Le Boulay, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Global Head of Wholesale Banking, at Boston Consulting Group and Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank.
Francesca Tondi Guy, non-executive director at UniCredit Group
Francesca is a non-executive director on the board of UniCredit group, where she chairs the ESG committee and sits on the Risk and Audit committees. Francesca is the global financial sector lead for the Climate Governance Initiative. She is an advisory board member of Angel Academe and sits on the board of other non-listed companies.
Francesca spent her executive career at Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, with fifteen years at managing director level. She has had direct experience in advising finance ministries, divisional heads of European central banks, regulatory bodies, and provided strategic advice at CEO and board level of major European banks.
Gwenhaël Le Boulay, Managing Director and Senior Partner, Global Head of Wholesale Banking, Boston Consulting Group
As part of BCG’s Financial Institutions Practice management team, Gwenhaël leads Wholesale Banking and coordinates BCG’s Financial Institutions sectors more broadly (retail, asset management, wealth management and payments). In the last 20 years at BCG, he has supported financial institutions across all regions in their transformations on climate and ESG, data and digital, portfolio strategy, operating model, organisation, post-merger integration.
Gwenhaël sits at the board of the French American Foundation, an organisation established to promote bilateral relations between France and the United States.
Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Standard Chartered Bank
Daniel is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Standard Chartered Bank. Daniel established sustainable finance at Standard Chartered. He, and his team, have created several innovative financing transactions including the world’s first blue bond, the first sustainable deposit, the first sustainable trade product and the first climate transition bond for an airline.
Daniel is also responsible for Standard Chartered’s Environmental and Social Risk Management team and helped develop Standard Chartered’s 2050 Net Zero commitment and 2030 interim targets for financed emissions. Daniel also set up and ran Standard Chartered’s USD 1bn non-profit fund to finance the fight against COVID19 and created, with the UK’s CDC, the post-Ebola Reconstruction Facility for Sierra Leone. Daniel is a Steering Group member of UNDP’s SDG Impact Group and the UN’s Global Investors Alliance for Sustainable Development. Daniel is also a board member of the African Union’s development finance institution, Afreximbank.