Vice Chairman, Global Co-Head, Sustainability & Corporate Transitions, Citibank
Keith is the Global Co-Head of Citi’s Sustainability & Corporate Transitions Group. In this role, Keith leads Citi’s sustainability engagement with its corporate clients, supporting them with strategic and M&A advice, financing and capital markets solutions, and investor engagement, as they transition their businesses towards more sustainable models.
Prior to Citi, Keith was the CEO of The B Team, an NGO comprised of a group of 24 CEO’s of global companies, leading entrepreneurs, and civil society leaders to drive a better way of doing business. Keith was an active participant in the Paris Climate Agreement process and the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and led the creation of the first “net-zero companies” in 2015. He was a Founding Board Member of the We Mean Business climate coalition.
Keith was the Head of Investment Banking, a Partner, and Board Member of Goldman Sachs in Australia. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was a Managing Director at UBS. Keith commenced his career as a commercial lawyer for Allen Allen & Hemsley.
Keith is the Founder of impact investing company, NEUW Ventures SA; a Director the Villars Institute; a Director of the Global Footprint Network (National Footprint Accounts and Earth Overshoot Day); a Director of the EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation (Half-Earth Project); a Governor of WWF Australia; a Global Ambassador for the Wilderness Foundation Global; a Senior Advisor to WILD11; and a member of the Rewilding Europe Circle.
He holds the following qualifications: Bachelor of Economics; Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws (Sydney University); Advanced Management Program (INSEAD); and Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership (Cambridge University, UK).
Dr Merrin Pearse
Sustainability Advisor, The Purpose Business & Co-founder and Director, Coordinate4u
Foreign Service Officer; Honorary Professor at Aalborg University and Aarhus University; Adjunct Professor at American University; Associate Member of the Austrian Polar Research Institute