Senior Sustainability Advisor, Standard Chartered
Former COP26 Envoy, United Kingdom
Dr John Murton joined Standard Chartered in January 2023 and is the bank’s Senior Sustainability Advisor. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, John was the UK Government’s COP26 Envoy. In this role, he oversaw delivery of the World Leaders’ Summit portion of COP26 and led G7 negotiations on the Just Energy Transition Partnerships with South Africa and Vietnam.
Previously, John had served as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the UN Environment Programme and as the UK’s climate and energy attaché in Tokyo. John has also served as the UK’s Ambassador to six African nations and headed the FCDO’s East Asia and Pacific Department. He was awarded a CMG by King Charles III in the 2023 New Year’s Honours List for services to foreign policy and climate change.