Wells Fargo announced today the appointment of Robyn Luhning to the newly created role of Chief Sustainability Officer.

Luhning takes on the new role after more than 10 years at Wells Fargo, serving since 2018 as Chief Operating Officer, Public Affairs, and most recently as Interim President, Wells Fargo Foundation & Head of Social Impact and Sustainability. She joined the bank in 2011 as head of Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM), where she implemented the company’s first ESRM policy. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she ran a corporate responsibility practice, and she has held sustainability-related roles at companies including Colgate-Palmolive and Vivendi.

In her new role, Luhning will be responsible for leading on Wells Fargo’s enterprise climate initiatives, overseeing the Wells Fargo Institute for Sustainable Finance, and for the company’s ESG transparency and disclosure initiatives. Last year, Wells Fargo announced a series of ESG and sustainable finance initiative, including a commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operations and finance activities by 2050, and the launch of an Institute for Sustainable Finance to manage the deployment of $500 billion of financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030.  

Bill Daley, Vice Chairman of Public Affairs at Wells Fargo, said:

“Sustainability and addressing climate change are business imperatives at Wells Fargo and require a dedicated, elevated focus. Robyn’s strong background in corporate responsibility, stakeholder engagement, and environmental and social risk management make her well‑suited for this new position at the bank.”