Heather Buchanan
Heather Buchanan
Co-founder
Bankers for NetZero

Heather Buchanan is the co-founder of Bankers for Net Zero, an initiative that brings together banks, businesses and regulators to support the financial sectors transition to net zero in the UK. In April 2021, at the launch of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), Bankers for Net Zero was announced to lead the UK Country Chapter of the UN Convened Net Zero Banking Alliance, the first initiative of its kind in the world. The focus of the Bankers for Net Zero is strategic policy alignment. By creating clarity on which areas of the net zero transition require policies which can optimise the contribution banks can make to the real economy, Bankers for Net Zero enables both policymakers and banks to play their part in accelerating the transition to net zero. Alongside this work, she is the Director of Policy for the APPG on Fair Business Banking where she sets the strategic focus of the group and has 7 years’ worth of experience successfully working in UK Parliament, regularly advising MPs, peers, Government departments, regulators, trade bodies and civil society on the commercial relationships between businesses and their lenders.