Our organizational structure to support our sustainability ambitions

Sustainability remains a core component of our strategy. With this in mind, our organizational structure is designed to ensure that ESG standards are embedded across regions and divisions in our client-based solutions as well as in our own operations as a company.

In addition to the broader restructuring of the Group announced during 2021, we have also reorganized our sustainability function. We have appointed Emma Crystal as our Chief Sustainability Officer, effective April 1, 2022, reporting directly to our CEO. The Global Sustainability department (led by the Chief Sustainability Officer) harnesses the full strength of our long-established Sustainability Strategy, Advisory and Finance (SSAF) group. SSAF supports the creation of a cohesive and dedicated sustainability offering across the bank. Our Chief Sustainability Officer is responsible for formulating our sustainability strategy and overseeing the divisions to ensure implementation. Our strategy includes delivering sustainable solutions, enabling client transitions, engaging with thought leadership, driving our own transition and adapting our culture and engagement. (See also the Introduction Chapter, Sustainability Strategy section). As part of this our Chief Sustainability Officer oversees the implementation of our Net Zero commitments.