Head of Sustainable Finance
Citi Global Insights
Jason Channell, Managing Director, is Head of Sustainable Finance within the newly created Citi Global Insights division, designed to provide thought leadership content and insight to the full breadth of Citi’s client base. Jason previously built and led Citi’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Research team from within Citi Research, which is ranked #1 around the world in the Institutional Investor Survey.
Throughout his career Jason's research has covered many sectors, in particular spanning the energy spectrum of utilities, oil & gas, and alternative energy, and has been highly ranked in many sectors. Jason Started his career at Fidelity Investments, and prior to joining Citi in 2011, he worked for Goldman Sachs, where he built and led the Alternative Energy & Cleantech coverage globally in Equity Research.
As well as his extensive exposure to institutional investors and corporates, his knowledge has led him to present to countless governments, policymakers, supranationals and regulators around the world on energy policy and sustainability, including members of the US Senate Energy & Finance committees in Washington, as well as at various United Nations fora and to institutions as diverse as NASA and the Vatican.
Jason is the lead author of some of Citi's most-read thought leadership GPS reports, covering all aspects of sustainability from the UN SDG’s to Infrastructure. His most notable publications remain the 'Energy Darwinism' GPS series which gained significant traction with institutional investors, corporates, governments and supranationals around the world, culminating in its presentation to the United Nations, with Jason chairing the related session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Jason features widely in the international media in print, on-line, and on TV. He holds a degree in Engineering Science and Management from the University of Durham.