10th OECD Forum on Green Finance and Investment


Hugh Wheelan

Responsible Investor

Journalist, Co-founder and former Managing Director


Hugh Wheelan is a financial journalist and media entrepreneur specialising in sustainability. He is a board member at ShareAction, the responsible investment NGO. Hugh was Co-founder and Joint Managing Director of Responsible Investor, the on-line sustainable finance journalism and events business, now part of PEI Media. Hugh co-created Responsible Investor in 2007 and built it into one of the world’s most respected sustainable finance media companies. As a journalist, he has written extensively on investment, corporate and sustainability issues for international newspapers including The Guardian and The Financial Times. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in global finance and sustainability. Hugh has won numerous journalism awards during his career. In 2020, he won the Outstanding Contribution to Institutional Journalism at the State Street Press Awards. He won the respected Aon Consulting award for European Pensions and Investment Journalist of the Year in 2006. From 2004 to 2007 he was Paris Correspondent and before that Fund Management Editor at Financial News, part of the Wall Street Journal. Prior to that he was Political and Economic advisor to the Secretary General of Amnesty International.

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