In this episode, we speak to Nick Robins, Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the Grantham Research Institute.
Nick joined the Institute in February 2018 as Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance. He leads the sustainable finance research theme. The focus of his work is on how to mobilise finance for a just transition, the role of central banks and regulators in achieving sustainable development and how the financial system can support the restoration of nature.
From 2014 to 2018, Nick was co-director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into a Sustainable Finance System. As part of this, Nick led country activities in Brazil, the EU, India, Italy and the UK, as well as thematic work focused on investors, insurance and green banking.
Before joining UNEP, he was Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC.
Prior to HSBC, Nick was head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) funds at Henderson Global Investors. Nick has also worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development, the European Commission and the Business Council for Sustainable Development.
Nick has a BA in History from Cambridge University and an MSc in International Relations from LSE.