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Influential People in Sustainable Finance in the UK

Our student ambassadors have carefully curated lists of professionals who have made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry.

From Finnish CEOs to entrepreneurs from Sri Lanka, the professionals hand-picked on this list come from a variety of professions and countries.

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Influential People in Sustainable Finance in the UK

The Finance industry is probably one of the most powerful ones for creating a more sustainable system.

By directing investments towards sustainable alternatives it can contribute to making businesses more aware of and conscious about nature and climate change.

By drawing attention to the subject of sustainable investments and having the power to influence others.

The people on this list are all setting the tone in sustainable finance and have the power to make a difference.

Ray Dhirani

Head of Sustainable Finance at WWF

Mr Raymond Dhirani is Head of Sustainable Finance at WWF.

He has previously worked in the Finance Industry but has since more than 8 years worked with issues surrounding sustainable finance at WWF.

He is focused on changing the financial system to become more sustainable.

Mark Campanale

Founder of the Carbon Tracker Initiative

Mark has twenty-five years of experience in sustainable financial markets.

Mark is a co-founder of some of the first responsible investment funds at Jupiter Asset Management.

Today he is the Founder and Executive Director for Carbon Tracker Initiative, a non-profit think tank with the mission to align capital markets with climate change.

Richard Burrett

Sustainability Advisor at Earth Capital

Richard Burrett has more than 35 years of experience in international banking.

He has a long list of merits and is currently the Chief Sustainability Officer at Earth Capital. Mr. Burrett is a voice for making Responsible Investments mainstream.

For 20 years he worked at the investment bank ABN AMRO where he was involved in creating the Equator Principles, a standard for how to manage risk surrounding social and environmental issues in project financing.

Elisa Moscolin

Head of Sustainability & CSR at Santander

Elisa Moscolin has several years of experience in designing and implementing sustainability strategies and programmes.

She is currently the Head of Sustainability & CSR at Santander, where she leads the bank towards responsible banking. Responsible for Sustainability, CSR and the Corporate Foundation.

In 2012, she created a portfolio of products and services to address social challenges and strengthen Vodafone’s reputation as a responsible business.

Her goal is to help businesses achieve their sustainability ambitions, and believes it is important to align the company strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Courtney Lowrance

Managing Director, Sustainable Banking and Corporate Transitions at Citi

Courtney Lowrance is an ESG specialist with over 15 years of experience in sustainable finance in various sectors.

She has operated in over 50 countries, extending her engagement with the private sector, regulators, development agencies, and international financial institutions, primarily in emerging markets.

Her current role at Citi focuses on supporting clients transitioning to a more sustainable financial portfolio via sustainable finance and ESG advisory.

Anjuli Pandit

UK Head of Corporate Sustainability – Bnp Paribas

Anjuli Pandit has been a core sustainability figure for  BNP Paribas.

She is responsible for helping consumers integrate sustainability into their financial portfolios.

Before joining the French banking group she worked at Tata group where she focused on building eco-sustainability products in partnership with several international companies.

She is also involved in several social-environmental projects in india, including “The Climate Project” promoted by the former US Vice President Al Gore.

Emily Murrel

International Affairs Officer at THE WORLD BANK

After her experience in sustainable finance at HSBC and the international Chamber of Commerce, Emily Murrel joined the World Banc in August 2019.

There she is responsible for political analysis, relationship management and sustainable relationships in the UK.

More particularly, she has been working together with climate experts for the preparation of COP 26.

Cristina Lacaci

Head of Sustainability Bond Structuring at MORGAN STANLEY

Cristina Lacaci is the executive director at Morgan Stanley. She is also head of sustainability bond structuring at the same firm with whom has been working for more than 14 years.

Lacaci has held multiple roles in capital markets, starting in Iberia equity origination and covering financial institutions in DCM since 2009.

She has also worked in the structuring and execution of debt transactions for issuers across Europe, including the structuring of Green bonds for prominent issuers, with a focus on inaugural, strategic transactions.

Chris McHugh

Director at Centre for Sustainable Finance

Chris McHough is the Founding Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at London Institute of Banking Finance.

The Centre’s main research interests and educational work are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals as well as The Paris Agreement on climate change.

McHough  has over 20 years experience in investment banking, with a focus on the risk management and structuring of derivative-based transactions.

His principal research interests are related  to the development and sustainable finance and the interaction of public and private sector capital markets .

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas

CEO for Green Finance Institute

Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas is the former Global Head of Green Banking at Barkleys and since 2019 she is the CEO at Green Finance Institute.

The institute’s purpose is mobilising green finances to accelerate a transition to a low-carbon future.

She has been awarded an OBE for services in the green banking sector. She is the founder of Barclays Green Banking Council. Rhian represented.

She was in the steering group for the United Nations Environment Programme – Financial Institutions initiative.

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