Managing Director, Group Head, Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC
Zoë Knight is a Managing Director and Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. She joined HSBC in 2010 and previously led the Climate Change Centre of Excellence within Global Research, having been an investment analyst at global financial institutions since 1997. For ten years she focused on equity strategy, before focusing on socially responsible investing. Since joining HSBC Zoë has co-authored reports on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. Previously, she contributed a chapter to ‘Investment opportunities for a low-carbon world’ (2009).
Throughout her career she has been ranked in Extel and Institutional Investor. Zoë is a Commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission and is a Member of the WEF Global Future Council on Energy. In 2018, Zoë set up the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. The Centre collaborates with colleagues across HSBC and with external partners to produce thought leadership on critical issues to scale up and mobilise capital to address sustainability challenges. Zoë co-authored ‘Managing Financial System Stability and Climate Change: A preliminary guide’ in 2018. She also sits on the Board of the World Energy Council UK and holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from the University of Bath.