HSBC Appoints Richards Global Head of Sustainable Finance

HSBC Global Commercial Banking appointed Martin Richards global head of sustainable finance and client infrastructure for commercial banking. In this role, he will focus on delivering sustainable finance solutions that support the full ecosystem surrounding HSBC’s clients’ transition ambitions.

“We are thrilled that Martin will help our coverage teams deliver sustainability solutions to customers around the world,” Barry O’Byrne, CEO of global commercial banking at HSBC, said. “Martin’s dedication to our customers and their sustainable financing ambitions will position HSBC as a market leader.”

Previously, Richards served as the U.S. head of corporate banking at HSBC and was responsible for delivering HSBC’s international proposition to middle-market and large-corporate clients. He has been with HSBC for six years.

“I am energized at the opportunity to both support our coverage teams across the commercial and our clients who are at all stages of their green initiatives,” Richards said. “We are committed to leveraging our net zero carbon portfolio ambitions to execute world-class solutions.”

Richards will also continue his role as president of HSBC Ventures, a U.S.-based business that provides flexible capital to growth-oriented businesses around the world.

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