Insights into Sustainable Finance with Citibank
Curious about how what a career in Sustainable Finance in large investment banks looks like? Hear from Mr Howard Li, Vice President of Citibank in Environmental & Social Risk.
Howard has spent most of his career at the nexus of the private and nonprofit sectors. At Citibank, he is responsible for managing environmental and social risks across a variety of sectors. Before joining Citi, Howard was a Program Manager at the United Nations, with a focus on sustainable finance and development. He has also served as a climate change consultant for banks, governments, and philanthropic foundations around the world. Prior to his sustainability journey, Howard started his career with sales and finance roles at several corporations including Deutsche Borse and Vodafone.
Howard holds a BSc in Economics and Politics from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Master’s in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University. Having lived and worked in North America, Europe, and Asia, Howard will share his perspectives on:
- Careers in sustainability, social impact, and sustainable finance
- International opportunities and experiences
- Starting your journey either as a graduate or career-changer
- The differences between working for the private, public, and nonprofit sectors
View Howard's profile on LinkedIn.
Industry Insights is the ICMA Centre’s annual programme of talks and debates, giving students the opportunity to hear industry thought leaders discuss the forces and trends that are shaping the world of finance. We welcome speakers from a range of backgrounds and across financial services disciplines – what they all have in common is a unique perspective on the industry that goes beyond conventional thinking. The industry insights series is to provide a platform for keen learners to meet industry experts working in a range of roles and benefit from their professional insights. We hope to help you gain a better understanding the industry, build commercial awareness and learn more about your career options after your degree courses. Through participating in the series, it will also help students connect their studies to the world of work and what steps they should be taking to prepare themselves appropriately.
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