Clinton van der Spuy
Director of ESG and Climate Risk, SVB
Clinton is a leader with a deep understanding and a broad knowledge of the climate risk and sustainability issues facing the financial markets, its institutions and their clients. He is a director ESG and Climate Risk at SVB as a company subject matter expert serving both product and risk management constituents. He previously provided Climate risk consulting and advisory services, with a focus on Voluntary Carbon Markets, Climate Data and Sustainable Finance. Prior to this, he served as Rabobank's Head of Risk Management Financial Markets in the Americas and as a Board Member at Rabo Securities.
At Rabobank North America, Clinton established and led a climate risk integration working group focused on implementing the bank's global climate program while attending to relevant stakeholder needs and local business and regulatory considerations. In this capacity, Clinton was also an active member of the Institute of International Bankers climate risk working group.
Clinton's climate, capital markets and risk management experience provides him with a unique perspective on climate risk as a financial risk, enabling him to execute practical, creative, solutions to complex problems when he engages with senior level clients, regulators and internal stakeholders. By combining client advocacy, training and product structuring, he helps to drive sustainability finance forward as a tool to help address the most pressing climate risk issues facing the sector.
His more than 20 years of global financial services market experience spans debt capital markets, commodities, derivatives and money market instruments, and it includes senior-level experience with risk frameworks covering credit, liquidity and market risk.