Centre for Sustainable Finance

Professor Sean Kidney

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Centre for Sustainable Finance Professor of Practice


Professor Sean Kidney is the co-founder and CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) and Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at the SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance. Besides leading the CBI, Sean serves as a member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance; and as a member of a variety of government green finance advisory committees, in countries from Kazakhstan to the Congo. He has also been a member of the People’s Bank of China Green Finance Task Force; the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance; the Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance; was co-Chair of the India Green Bonds Council; and has been a consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General. In 2016, Sean was named Environmental Finance magazine’s “Personality of the Year” and for the past three years has been GlobalCapital magazine’s “Most Influential Champion” of the sustainable finance market.