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Paul Clements-Hunt

Founder, The Blended Capital Group, Switzerland

Paul Clements-Hunt was the Head of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) from 2000 to 2012.  UNEP FI, based in Geneva, is the largest partnership between the United Nations and the financial services sector, counting more than 180 banks, insurance companies and investment firms as members. UNEP FI was instrumental in the 2004-06 development and launch of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).  The PRI is now backed by over 570 institutional investors representing more than USD 18 trillion in assets under management. Clements-Hunt was one of the two lead United Nations representatives throughout the PRI negotiations in 2005-06 and sits as the UNEP representative on the PRI Board.

In 2007, he was invited to join the Financial Times Sustainability Banking Awards panel of judges and the United Nations special climate change panel on finance and investment. Clements-Hunt is a Board Member of Sustainable Finance Geneva, a network of professional finance executives committed to pushing forward sustainability practice in the Swiss financial services sector.

Prior to joining the United Nations, Clements-Hunt spent 1998-2000 representing the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce, directing the organisation's policy work in energy, environment and sustainable development. From 1991 to 1998, Clements-Hunt was based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he founded the country's first environmental strategy consultancy which developed projects throughout Southeast Asia. In 1994, he took the idea for an Asia-Pacific-wide environmental strategy service to the world's largest testing, inspection, and certification company, Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS). He developed the business for the SGS Group as the SGS-Environmental Information Unit.  

For over 17 years, Clements-Hunt has presented and lectured internationally on sustainable finance and responsible investment issues.  Clements-Hunt graduated with a BA degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, and completed post-graduate studies in journalism at University College, Cardiff.






 
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