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Interview with Jon Williams, Head of Group Sustainable Development, HSBC

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 18 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to interview with Jon Williams, Head of Group Sustainable Development, HSBC.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the form of an interview.

Findings

Jon Williams developed and implemented HSBC's environmental risk strategy, working with the business units, credit functions and corporate affairs departments to mainstream sustainability risk management techniques across the Group. He is now additionally responsible for a new initiative to develop sustainable business opportunities, with a focus on lending and investments related to climate change, particularly low carbon energy, water infrastructure and forestry.

Originality/value

Provides strategic insights into HSBC's environmental risk strategy.

Keywords

Citation

by Rachel Brown, I. (2008), "Interview with Jon Williams, Head of Group Sustainable Development, HSBC", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 6, pp. 38-40. https://doi.org/10.1108/02580540810868087

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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