Achieving net zero will require momentous structural changes to the global economy; key to its success is driving a just transition. For companies, this includes capitalising on the opportunities relating to the transition, while mitigating negative impacts to people and ensuring that gender inequality is not deepened by transition actions. Join Patrick Kondarjian, Global Head of Sustainability at HSBC Global Banking and Markets, and Fatima Hadj, Climate Investment Strategist at HSBC Asset Management, at HSBC’s and LWF’s Climate, Just Transition & Women Event. This session is aimed at finance practitioners and will explore the intersectionality of climate and gender equality, focusing on how a just transition can address historic inequalities and build a greener, fairer society. The event will take place on 12th October at the HSBC Canary Wharf Headquarters, ahead of COP28 later this year.

Patrick Kondarjian is Global Head of Sustainability for Markets and Securities Services (MSS) based in London.  He is in charge of embedding Sustainability across all aspects of MSS Business, Culture and Operations. This includes setting and delivering the Strategy for Commercialisation, Product Development, Risk Management, and Net Zero, as well as partnering with other parts of HSBC and the Industry. Patrick joined HSBC after graduating in Finance, Economics and Management from Sorbonne University. During his career, he has worked across Equities, Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange in Global Markets.

Fatima Hadj is the Climate Investment Strategist within HSBC Asset Management in London. She is responsible for HSBC Asset Management’s climate change strategy, ensuring climate considerations are embedded across its investment platform. Fatima has been named goalkeeper of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goalkeeper program brings together recognised leaders and aspiring personalities from around the world to accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Fatima is also a Young Leader and member of the Board of the French American Foundation in New York City.