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Alan Smith
Senior Advisor, Climate and ESG Risk at HSBC


Alan Smith is Senior Advisor - Climate and ESG Risk Management, HSBC. He is a member of HSBC’s Climate Business Council whose remit is to develop the Group’s sustainable finance strategy; provide oversight and governance of climate initiatives on behalf of HSBC’s Group Executive Committee; and facilitate implementation of climate risk management across businesses, functions and regions. He co-chairs the HSBC Climate Risk Oversight Forum which is shaping the Group’s Climate Risk Management Framework and Climate Risk Appetite Statement. 

Alan has worked with HSBC for over 25 years in a variety of senior finance, risk and capital management roles in London and in Saudi Arabia. Alan, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, worked with KPMG London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW.

Agenda Sessions

  • What does good risk management look like?