Farnam Bidgoli


Head of ESG Solutions

Farnam is HSBC’s Head of ESG Solutions for EMEA, where she advises HSBC’s capital market clients across all sectors on sustainable finance and ESG considerations. She also sits on HSBC’s Green Bond and Loan Committee, and acts as HSBC’s representative to the ICMA Green Bond Principles Executive Committee, where she co-chairs the Climate Transition Finance Working Group and co-leads work on the Just Transition. Farnam joined HSBC in 2017 after completing her MBA at the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. Prior to that, she was with leading ESG ratings firm Sustainalytics, where she developed its second opinion services for green/social/sustainability bonds and designed the firm’s methodology for the assessment of human rights risk in corporate activities as well as corporate compliance with the UN Global Compact Principles. She has over ten years of experience working with investors, issuers, and other stakeholders on the integration of environmental and social factors into investment decisions, including the development of investment strategies for some of the world’s largest asset owners.

Sessions With Farnam Bidgoli

Thursday, 10 March

  • 11:20am - 12:10pm (CST) / 10/mar/2022 05:20 pm - 10/mar/2022 06:10 pm

    Financial Innovation’s Growing Role in Climate & Cleantech

    Panel Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    The architecture of financial markets is transforming in response to a double-sided helix of compounding risk-reward evolutions. On the one side, an energy sector that is more distributed, more intermittent, and potentially more volatile is prompting the emergence of new financial instruments and trading approaches that help investors and companies price and hedge the growing share of cleantech in their portfolios. On the other strand, the rising tide of climate-risk awareness is being steadily and progressively priced into financial risk models, with regulators around the world waking up to the demands of investors and financiers for high-quality comparable data and strategic signposts. How are cleantech and climate-linked fixed-income instruments rapidly evolving? What are new ways of parsing equity valuations? What is the role of carbon pricing in this innovative area of financial and capital markets?