The HSBC building is seen in Hong Kong, China in September 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
The HSBC building is seen in Hong Kong, China in September 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

Top banker quits HSBC after suspension over climate-change comments

  • Stuart Kirk, global head of responsible investing at HSBC Asset Management, told conference that climate change wasn’t a ‘financial risk we need to worry about’
  • The bank said Kirk’s comments were ‘inconsistent’ with its strategy, while Kirk has complained about ‘cancel culture’

The HSBC building is seen in Hong Kong, China in September 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
The HSBC building is seen in Hong Kong, China in September 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
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