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Michael Chen Head of Sustainability, Westpac Institutional Bank

Michael  Chen, Head of Sustainability, Westpac Institutional Bank

Michael is responsible for Westpac Institutional Banks’s approach to sustainable finance and ESG risk management.


Biography:

Michael played a key role in Westpac’s Climate Change Action Plan, which includes using scenario analysis to set ambitious long-term targets for financing climate change solutions as well as tightening Westpac’s lending criteria to carbon-intensive sectors.

With a background in project finance, Michael has also held various senior sustainability roles at PwC, Insurance Australia Group and the World Economic Forum. Michael is a Chartered Account and also holds a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.