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Kevin Bourne
Vice President, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Sustainable1
Kevin Bourne is a Managing Director at S&P Global Sustainable1 and the Co Head of Sustainable Finance.
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Kevin is deeply involved with solving the ESG data jigsaw puzzle created by the growing need to link multiple frameworks together to capture the most effective library of relevant information. Kevin leads the build out of the data platform that covers both companies & countries ESG profiles. He is particularly focused on the growing engagement by national regulators and supervisory bodies with the establishment of their own ESG frameworks. He manages the internal ESG data repository that cross references fourteen leading frameworks such as UN SDGs, TCFD, SASB, GRI with almost ten thousand ESG data points in addition to the ESG schemas for 7,400 public companies & 211 countries.

Previously Kevin was Global Head of Sustainable Investment at LSEG/FTSE Russell and was responsible for implementing their new ESG & Green revenues data models, systems and indexes. Prior to this, Kevin has 25 years' experience in equities trading with his final appointment being as Managing Director & Global Head of Electronic & Portfolio Trading at HSBC. He was a founding member of the EMEA FIX committee whilst trading at Salomon Brothers and has seen the material impact that standards can have on financial markets.

Industry expertise
Financial Services
Climate and Sustainability
Areas of interest
Alternative Data
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Energy Transition
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
Equity Markets
ESG Investing
Financial Benchmarks
Financial Market Data
Quantitative Research
Sovereign Risk
Regional focus
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