HSBC has appointed Chantal Le Goff as Head of Sustainability in order to implement the Bank’s refreshed Global Sustainability Strategy across the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
The strategy focuses on education and future skills, which Chantal will oversee, along with managing the Bank’s volunteering projects and relationships with Community Partners, the charities that HSBC has chosen to work with.
So far this year, HSBC employees have volunteered more than 8,500 hours both in and out of work time. They have also raised more than £65,000 for other local charities, which includes the ‘£4£’ matching scheme where HSBC matches money raised by its people. In addition to this, substantial financial support has been given to the Bank’s Community Partners to deliver specific programmes that relate to HSBC’s sustainability strategy.
Commenting on the appointment, Nigel Hair, Chief Operating Officer, said: “HSBC aims to help customers, communities and businesses thrive, prosper and realise their ambitions and our new sustainability strategy, with a focus on education and future skills will help us do just that in a forward-thinking and locally-focused manner. It is great to have someone with Chantal’s experience join us and manage this important work.”
Born in Jersey, Chantal most recently worked in Sydney, Australia, for 12 years. She has a strong background in both financial services and community engagement, having spent five years at UBS Wealth Management on the trading floor for high net worth clients. She then worked for global consultant engineering firm Arup, where she sat on the regional Diversity and Inclusion Board. Chantal is a member of HSBC’s Executive Leadership Committee in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
Chantal said: “It is wonderful to be working for a global organisation that’s absolutely committed to education, sustainable business practices and giving back to the community. Our new strategy has been developed in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Locally we’re concentrating on nurturing future skills in our communities by aiding financial literacy and the development of employment-related skills.
“HSBC has a great team of people and together with our Community Partners, organisations and charities that HSBC in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man chooses to work with, I have every confidence we will be able to make a positive difference in our islands.”