Daniel Hanna

Global Head, Sustainable Finance, Barclays

Daniel is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Standard Chartered Bank. Daniel has two
decades of banking experience in emerging markets, with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, and
the Middle East, providing advice to governments, state owned enterprises, development
finance institutions on their credit ratings, raising equity and debt, restructuring their business
activities and investing in emerging markets.
Daniel has helped emerging and frontier market sovereigns raise billions of dollars for
infrastructure and social development. He, and his team, have led several innovative financing
transactions, particularly in the use of “blended finance” and working with development finance
institutions to mobilize more than USD 5bn in commercial capital towards the Sustainable
Development Goals in developing countries. This included the creation of the USD 50m Post
Ebola Reconstruction Facility for Sierra Leone, the World’s first Sovereign Blue Bond for the
Republic of Seychelles, and the first World Bank IDA sovereign bond for the Republic of Ghana.
Daniel and his team have also supported more than 2.5 million of the most vulnerable
households through microfinance.
Daniel’s responsibilities include Standard Chartered’s Environmental and Social Risk
Management team. As part of its commitment to Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
recently took the decision to stop financing all new coal-fired power plants and to measure,
manage and ultimately reduce the aggregate CO2 emissions from its financing activities.
Daniel is a member of the steering group of the Sustainable Development Investment
Partnership and of the City of London Sustainable Development Capital Initiative. Daniel
established and ran the UK India CEO Forum for the chairs, Peter Sands and Ratan Tata, under
the sponsorship of Prime Ministers David Cameron and Manmohan Singh. Daniel was also a
member of the UK China Emerging Leaders Roundtable. Daniel has also previously worked as
a visiting Fellow for Chatham House and for the President of the European Parliament. He has
a Masters in Business Administration (Distinction) from London Business School, a Certificate
d’Etudes European from Science Po Strasbourg and a BA in economics and politics from Exeter





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