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Task Force member – Other Expert

Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Partner, Sustainability and Climate Change

Jon co-leads the corporate team within PwC’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice, offering market-leading strategy and implementation, risk management and reporting solutions to companies. He has a particular focus on issues relating to climate change, biodiversity, water and poverty alleviation. His clients include financial institutions in both developed and developing economies, and companies in the retail, consumer goods, healthcare, energy and mining sectors.

Prior to joining PwC, Jon worked for HSBC for 21 years, with a variety of banking roles in Europe and Asia, most recently as Head of Group Sustainable Development. Jon developed and implemented HSBC’s sustainability risk strategy and their sustainable business strategy, with a focus on lending and investments related to climate change, forestry and microfinance.

Jon, acts as an Expert Adviser to a major European Bank and the UK Green Investment Bank. He also was a green finance working group co-chair for the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) and Project Adviser to the World Economic Forum Energy Access Partnership. He previously chaired the Equator Principles, the global benchmark for banks to manage social and environmental issues in project finance, and chaired the Climate Principles, a framework for the finance sector to respond to climate change.