Daniel Hanna

Daniel Hanna

Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank

Daniel is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Standard Chartered Bank. Daniel has two decades of banking experience in emerging markets, with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, providing advice to governments, state owned enterprises, development finance institutions on their credit ratings, raising equity and debt, restructuring their business activities and investing in emerging markets.

Daniel has helped emerging and frontier market sovereigns raise billions of dollars for infrastructure and social development. He, and his team, have led several innovative financing transactions, particularly in the use of “blended finance” and working with development finance institutions to mobilize more than USD 5bn in commercial capital towards the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries. This included the creation of the USD 50m Post Ebola Reconstruction Facility for Sierra Leone, the World’s first Sovereign Blue Bond for the Republic of Seychelles, and the first World Bank IDA sovereign bond for the Republic of Ghana. Daniel and his team have also supported more than 2.5 million of the most vulnerable households through microfinance.

Daniel’s responsibilities include Standard Chartered’s Environmental and Social Risk Management team. As part of its commitment to Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank recently took the decision to stop financing all new coal-fired power plants and to measure, manage and ultimately reduce the aggregate CO2 emissions from its financing activities.

Daniel is a member of the steering group of the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership and of the City of London Sustainable Development Capital Initiative. Daniel established and ran the UK India CEO Forum for the chairs, Peter Sands and Ratan Tata, under the sponsorship of Prime Ministers David Cameron and Manmohan Singh. Daniel was also a member of the UK China Emerging Leaders Roundtable. Daniel has also previously worked as a visiting Fellow for Chatham House and for the President of the European Parliament. He has a Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) from London Business School, a Certificate d’Etudes European from Science Po Strasbourg and a BA in economics and politics from Exeter University.