The Net-Zero Banking Alliance is governed by a 12-member-strong Steering Group and Chair to oversee decision-making and strategy. The Steering Group was selected by member banks, and represents a diversity of geography and business models.

The Group meets at both the ‘Principal’ level, with C-suite delegates ensuring that the strategy is embedded at the heart of organisations, and at the ‘Representative’ level, with working-level delegates tackling the on-the-ground practicalities of delivering on the commitment. The Alliance is supported and convened by the UNEP FI Secretariat, and the United Nations also holds a seat on the Steering Group.

The Alliance operates in compliance with its governance document, adopted in its final form on 24 October 2021. Read the NZBA Governance document.


Standard Chartered is the Chair, tasked with driving the ambition and strategic relevance of the initiative.

  • Principal Role | Tracey McDermott, Group Head of Compliance, Financial Crime and Conduct for Standard Chartered
  • Representative Role | Simon Connell, Global Head of Sustainability Strategy for Standard Chartered

Steering Group

The Steering Group works with the Chair to leverage the diversity of the membership, build consensus and ensure best-practice is able to be adopted worldwide. The members are: Amalgamated Bank, Bank of America, Banorte, BBVA, CIB, Citi, HSBC, KB Financial Group Inc., La Banque Postale, Morgan Stanley, MUFG, Standard Chartered and the United Nations.


BankRepresentative RolePrincipal Role
Amalgamated BankIvan Frishberg, Director of Impact PolicyPriscilla Sims Brown, CEO
Bank of AmericaAlex Liftman, Global Environmental ExecutiveAnne Finucane, Vice Chairman and Global Head of ESG, Sustainable Finance, Capital Deployment and Public Policy
BanorteJosé Luis Muñoz, Director- Investor RelationsDr Gerardo Salazar, Financial Group’s Head of Risk Management and member of the Board of Directors of Banorte Financial Group
BBVAAntoni Ballabriga Torreguitart, Global Head of Responsible BusinessCarlos Torres Vila, Chairman
CIBDr. Dalia Abdel Kader, Chief Sustainability OfficerMr. Hussein Abaza, CEO and Managing Director
CitiVal Smith, Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing DirectorEd Skyler, Head of Global Public Affairs
KB Financial Group Inc.Hye Sook Moon, Head of ESG, Managing DirectorJong Kyoo Yoon, Chairman & CEO
La Banque PostaleAdrienne Horel-Pagès, Chief Sustainability OfficerPhilippe Heim, Chairman of the Executive Board
Morgan StanleyCeline M. Suarez, Head of Corporate Sustainability and Reporting and Managing Director, Global Sustainable FinanceAudrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer and CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Investing
MUFGTomo Ishikawa, Managing Director, Head of Government & Regulatory AffairsYutaka Miyashita, Managing Corporate Executive, Group Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer
Standard CharteredSimon Connell, Global Head, Sustainability StrategyTracey McDermott, Group Head, Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance
United NationsMark Carney and the UN position will be represented by both Curtis D. Ravenel, Senior Advisor to Mark Carney and Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI. The UN retains 1 vote on the steering group.Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and Chair of Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero