LONDON, March 17 HSBC has appointed a new head
of climate change research to replace Nick Robins, who stepped
down earlier this year to help lead a United Nations-led project
into how to decarbonise the global economy.
Zoe Knight, formerly climate change strategist at the
UK-headquartered bank, takes over as head of HSBC's Climate
Change Centre of Excellence, the bank said in an email on
Robins left the bank to help lead a United Nations
Environment Programme (UNEP) inquiry into developing a more
environmentally sustainable global financial system.
HSBC's climate change centre, which has offices in London
and Hong Kong, analyses risks and opportunities for investors in
sectors including water, energy and agriculture.