Celine Herweijer serves as Chief Sustainability Officer, (Effective July 2021) at HSBC. She joins from PwC, where she has held roles including leading PwC’s Global Innovation and Sustainability capability, and acting as PwC’s Global Climate Change Leader. As a partner in the UK firm, Celine has been at the forefront of PwC’s global work on sustainability and climate change for over a decade. In this role she has advised corporate boards across different industries on net zero and wider sustainable business transformation. In addition, she has worked with some of the world’s largest asset managers and banks on understanding climate risks and sustainable finance innovation, and has advised governments and regulators across the world on accelerating the transition to a zero carbon future. Celine has held numerous international advisory board and committee roles on sustainability including for the United Nations, World Economic Forum (where she is a WEF Young Global Leader), G20, the World Bank, the European Union and a number of governments. She is co-Chair of the We Mean Business Coalition and is also a trustee of BLUE Marine, a leading conservation NGO. Celine holds a PhD in Climate Modelling and Policy from Columbia University, NY, and is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change at the London School of Economics.