Mark Carney

Mark Carney

UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance

United Nations

Biography

Mark Carney is the UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and Vice Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and Head of ESG and Impact Fund Investing. In his role at Brookfield Asset Management, he is focused on the development of products for investors that will combine positive social and environmental outcomes with strong risk-adjusted returns. 

 

Mr. Carney is an economist and banker who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020, and prior to that as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 until 2013. He was Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018. Prior to his governorships, Mr. Carney worked at Goldman Sachs as well as the Canadian Department of Finance. 

 

He is a long-time and well-known advocate for sustainability, specifically with regard to the management and reduction of climate risks, and is currently the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. He is also an external member of the Board of Stripe, a global technology company building economic infrastructure for the internet and a member of the Global Advisory Board of PIMCO, the Group of Thirty, the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, as well as the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD. 

 

Mr. Carney received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree and doctorate from Oxford University.