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HSBC Sustainability Boss Touts ‘Massive’ Climate Opportunities

Celine Herwijer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.
Celine Herwijer at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on May 25.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The head of sustainability at HSBC Holdings Plc said the bank is repositioning itself for the “massive value creation” that’s set to come as the global economy decarbonizes.

Celine Herweijer, chief sustainability officer at HSBC in London, said achieving net-zero carbon emissions is “the focus of pretty much every single board meeting since I joined a year ago, every single executive meeting. It’s a huge transformation job across the bank,” she said during a panel at Davos on Wednesday.