External speakers

Zoe Knight

Managing Director and Group Head of the Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC

Zoë Knight is a Managing Director and Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance. She has advised global institutional investors on equity investing and climate change for over 20 years, and authored the ‘Keeping it Cool’ Series of investor briefings on climate policy, economics and investment ideas from 2014 to 2017, when she was rated #1 investment analyst on climate change by global institutional investors.

In 2018 Zoë set up the Centre of Sustainable finance. The Centre provides thought leadership about transforming the real economy and strengthening the financial system response to climate change. Zoë joined HSBC in 2010 and since then has co-authored reports on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, as well as long-term carbon and water risks. She is a Commissioner on the Energy Transition Commission, and Members of the WEF Global Future Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and TCFD group on measuring implied temperature rises associated with asset ownership. In 2020, she was recognised as one of 275 Global female energy influencers by the Women’s Energy Council.