Zoë Knight

Group Head, Centre of Sustainable Finance & Head, Climate Change MENAT

Zoë Knight is Group Head of the HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance and Head of Climate Change MENAT.

Zoë has been advising global institutional investors on equity investing and climate change for over 25 years. She joined the Global Research business of HSBC in 2010 to provide institutional investors with climate change analysis and recommendations. Since then, she has produced insights on low-carbon opportunities in bond and equity markets, long-term carbon and water risks and managing financial stability in relation to climate change.

In 2018, Zoë set up the Centre of Sustainable Finance at HSBC to provide climate insight across the group. In 2020, she was recognised as one of 275 global female energy influencers by the Women’s Energy Council, and in 2021 she featured in ‘The Female Lead’, a book of 67 women changing the world today. In 2022, she was included in the inaugural list of 50 most influential people in sustainable finance by Financial News.