Daniel Hanna

About Daniel Hanna
  • Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank
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Daniel is the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for Standard Chartered Bank. Daniel has two decades of banking experience in emerging markets, with a particular focus on Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, providing advice to governments, state owned enterprises, development finance institutions on their credit ratings, raising equity and debt, restructuring their business activities and investing in emerging markets.

Daniel has helped emerging and frontier market sovereigns raise billions of dollars for infrastructure and social development. He, and his team, have led several innovative financing transactions, particularly in the use of “blended finance” and working with development finance institutions to mobilize more than USD 5bn in commercial capital towards the Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries. This included the creation of the USD 50m Post Ebola Reconstruction Facility for Sierra Leone, the World’s first Sovereign Blue Bond for the Republic of Seychelles, and the first World Bank IDA sovereign bond for the Republic of Ghana. Daniel and his team have also supported more than 2.5 million of the most vulnerable households through microfinance.

Daniel’s responsibilities include Standard Chartered’s Environmental and Social Risk Management team. As part of its commitment to Sustainable Finance, Standard Chartered Bank recently took the decision to stop financing all new coal-fired power plants and to measure, manage and ultimately reduce the aggregate CO2 emissions from its financing activities.


Driving Sustainable Finance Towards a New Economic Model

2020 06 12

2020 ushers in a decade of action and delivery. To achieve the agenda for UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, we need to address the financing gap which is estimated to be at $5-7 trillion per year. Sustainable finance…Read More

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