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Jon Williams

Jon Williams

Partner, Global Banking & Capital Markets ESG leader and UK chair, Sustainability & Climate change, PwC United Kingdom

Member of the FSB task force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Jon is PwC’s Global Banking & Capital Markets ESG Leader and also chairs the UK Sustainability & Climate Change practice, with a focus on delivering market-leading strategy, transformation & risk management solutions to financial firms. He has a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, particularly relating to climate change, including Net Zero, climate finance and carbon markets, and natural capital risk management. Jon also leads PwC’s work globally supporting companies to implement the recommendations of the TCFD. His clients include financial institutions in both developed and developing economies, and has also advised companies in the retail, consumer goods, healthcare, energy and mining sectors.

Prior to joining PwC, Jon worked for HSBC for 21 years, with a variety of banking roles in Europe and Asia, most recently as Head of Group Sustainable Development. Jon developed and implemented HSBC’s sustainability risk strategy and their sustainable business strategy, with a focus on lending and investments related to climate change, forestry and microfinance.

Jon is a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). He has previously advised the World Economic Forum (WEF) on their Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics and was a member of the City of London Green Finance Initiative Steering Committee, co-chair of the Climate Markets & Investors Association (CMIA) TCFD Working Group, sat on the UK Green Investment Bank Sustainable Finance Group as an adviser and was Project Adviser to the World Economic Forum for the Critical Mass Initiative, the Energy Access Partnership and the Climate Governance Initiative. Jon has also chaired the Equator Principles, the global benchmark for banks to manage social and environmental issues in project finance and the Climate Principles, a framework for the finance sector to respond to climate change.

Specialism

  • Financial services