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Peter Kanning

Peter Kanning

Global Head of Sustainable Finance Strategy & Implementation, HSBC

Peter Kanning is Global Head of Sustainable Finance Strategy & Implementation for HSBC.  Peter joined HSBC in 2006 and has held various roles in New York and London related to cross-business and geography collaboration, business transformation and strategy development. In his current role, Peter leads strategic development of HSBC’s sustainable financing and investments capabilities across business lines, working in close collaboration with executive management and client facing teams globally. He is responsible for implementation of the Group’s strategy to align its business to net zero outcomes by 2050 and commitment to provide between USD750 billion and USD1 trillion in sustainable finance by 2030. Peter supports learning and communication activities to strengthen internal knowledge and engagement on climate change and market developments, drawing from participation in industry initiatives such as the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), the World Economic Forum, and Cambridge University’s Banking Environment Initiative. Peter holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown University.