8th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment


Dia Desai


Global Head, Climate Aligned Finance



Dia leads the development and implementation of initiatives to align HSBC’s financed emissions globally to net-zero outcomes by 2050, including defining interim sector targets and operationalising the Group’s climate strategy. Prior to joining Group Sustainability, she delivered strategic change across Risk, Compliance and Analytics; synthesising macroeconomic trends, geopolitical dynamics and regulatory developments to solve complex problems. Dia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Economics and Environmental Science from the University of Maryland, and a Master of Science degree in Financial Risk Management from the London School of Economics.