Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute and has 30 years experience in climate and sustainability issues.
Areas of expertise
- Net zero
- Sustainable finance
- Central banks
- Just transition
- Corporate responsibility
Nick Robins is Professor in Practice for Sustainable Finance at LSE’s Grantham Research Institute and has 30 years experience in climate and sustainability issues. At the Institute, he leads the sustainable finance research theme, focusing on mobilising investment for net zero and nature recovery through a just transition, as well as the role of central banks and supervisors in sustainable development. He is co-founder of the Financing the Just Transition Alliance and chair of the International Network for Sustainable Finance Policy Insights, Research and Exchange (INSPIRE).
Before joining LSE, Nick was co-director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into a Sustainable Finance System from 2014-2018. As part of this, Nick established the Sustainable Insurance Forum of regulators and the Financial Centres for Sustainability network. Prior to working with the UN, he was Head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC (2007-2014) and head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) funds at Henderson Global Investors (2000-2007). Nick has also worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development, the European Commission and the Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is a co-founder of Carbon Tracker and Planet Tracker.
Nick speaks regularly on sustainable finance topics (including long presentations as well as chairing events). As well as speaking at many LSE events, Nick’s engagements during 2022 have included Aviva Investors, the Bank of England, Building Bridges (Geneva), Environmental Finance, the Central Bank of Chile, the Institute for International Finance, OMFIF and Schroders. Nick is also author of The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational, and also gives illustrated talks on the global legacy of the East India Company.