International bank and financial services company Standard Chartered announced today the expansion of its sustainable finance team in Hong Kong, with the hiring of Tracy Wong Harris for the new position of Head of Sustainable Finance for Greater China and North Asia. The hire follows a series of other key sustainable finance appointments at Standard Chartered, including Chris Helme as CFO, Sustainable Finance, Teng Cheng as Director of Finance, Sustainable Finance, and Alex Kennedy as Head, Sustainable Finance Solutions.

In her new role, Wong Harris will be responsible for developing new products and solutions, further incorporating ESG considerations into banking decisions, and identifying sustainable finance opportunities for clients. She will be based in Hong Kong and report to Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance.

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Hanna said:

“China and North Asia play an incredibly important role in ensuring the world achieves the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Asia’s stage of growth and the fact that it houses some of the world’s most innovative companies means it is in a good position to ‘sustainability-leapfrog’ other parts of the world, so I’m delighted we could recruit someone of Tracy’s calibre to support our clients.”

Wong Harris joins Standard Chartered from the Hong Kong Green Finance Association (HKGFA), where she served for the past two years as Deputy Secretary General. Prior to joining the HKGFA, she worked for over ten years at J.P. Morgan in Hong Kong and London.

Wong Harris said:

“I am very excited to join Standard Chartered, a bank with solid commitment to align with the Paris Agreement and leading innovative work, such as Bill Winters chairing the Taskforce for Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets. I am confident that we can advance deep decarbonisation in the region and deliver the Bank’s sustainability and climate targets.”