British International Investment
2 May 2024

BII appoints Daniel Hanna, Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Barclays, as new Non-Executive Director

British International Investment, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has appointed Daniel Hanna to its Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Daniel has two decades of banking experience with a particular focus on climate and sustainable finance. He is currently the Global Head of Sustainable Finance at Barclays which has a commitment to mobilise a trillion dollars of sustainable and transition finance. Daniel also sits on the investment committee of Barclays’ Sustainable Impact Capital programme, which is investing £500 million in climate technology companies.

He previously set up a sustainable finance team at Standard Chartered Bank growing it to 100 people, which mobilised more than $22 billion in green and transition finance in 2021, principally in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

BII’s Chair, Diana Layfield, welcomed the appointment: “I am delighted that Daniel is joining BII’s Board. He brings impressive, and hugely valuable, experience in climate and sustainable finance to our Board. He will play a key role in helping BII build upon our progress as a leader in development and climate finance.” 

Daniel Hanna said: “BII’s work is critical, particularly at a time when the countries where it invests are facing economic and social challenges as well the growing impact from climate change. I am excited to join the Board to help contribute to the company’s goal to make at least 30 per cent of investments in climate finance, which will make it one of the world’s largest such investors in Africa. BII’s ambition is supporting emerging economies in their transition to a net-zero, just and climate-resilient future.”

Daniel’s three-year term will start immediately. He will also sit on BII’s Development Impact Committee. 

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 About British International Investment  

British International Investment (BII) is the UK’s development finance institution and a trusted investment partner to businesses in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. It invests to support the UK Government’s Clean Green Initiative and to create productive, sustainable, and inclusive economies in eligible markets. Between 2022 and 2026, at least 30 percent of BII’s total new commitments by value will be in climate finance. The company has investments in over 1,470 businesses in emerging economies across 65 countries and total assets of £8.1 billion. For further information about BII and its impactful initiatives, please visit: | watch here. 


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