Caroline Haas
Caroline Haas
MD & Head of Sustainable Finance, Financial Institutions & SSAs
Natwest Markets

Caroline joined NatWest Markets in February 2019, and serves as Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance for Financial Institutions and SSAs within Financing & Risk Solutions. Caroline works closely with the respective origination teams and focuses on providing a holistic approach to Sustainability – working with clients across products and markets, as well as providing ESG rating, regulatory and disclosure insights.

In addition to the financing dialogue, Caroline engages with institutional investors globally to understand their ESG objectives, as well as develop new products to meet their needs. Caroline is actively involved in RBS and NWM’s Climate Change Steering Groups, as well as AFME’s Green Securitisation working group and ICMA’s Transition Bond working group. Participation in these industry groups enables Caroline to help shape sustainable finance as it evolves.

Given this dynamic area, Caroline is also involved in embedding sustainability throughout NWM, through product governance, marketing and communication, as well as supporting internal carbon reduction efforts.

Caroline graduated from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry followed by an MBA from European University. Prior to joining NatWest Markets, she spent 10 years working for a London children’s charity providing extra-curricular and academic support as Development Director and Board Trustee. She continues to act on the Governing Board of Colville Primary School as Deputy Chair.

Caroline had 10 years’ investment banking experience advising financial institutions across Europe on capital products at Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse which included financing M&A related transactions. In addition, Caroline is a member of Synchronicity Earth’s advisory council, a UK biodiversity charity.

My Sessions
PANEL: Driving the banking transition to green finance
Panel discussion Plenary - Theatre