Celine Herweijer Tapped as HSBC’s First Chief Sustainability Officer
HSBC Holdings will welcome Celine Herweijer to the newly-created Chief Sustainability Officer position in July 2021. She will report directly to Noel Quinn, Chief Executive Officer. She will be tasked with spearheading the bank’s efforts to become a net-zero emissions bank by the year 2050. Celine joins from PwC, where she served as a Partner, leading Sustainability and Innovation globally. Previously, she has held roles with Risk Management Solutions (RMS) and Lighthill Risk Network.
HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. Headquartered in London, the company has operations in 64 countries and territories with approximately 233,000 employees throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. HSBC generated $56.1 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2019.