Zoe Whitton

Zoe Whitton

Executive Director, Pollination

Zoe Whitton is an Executive Director at Pollination Group, a specialist climate change investment and advisory firm. Zoe assists investors and financial institutions navigate, transition and consider the strategic implications of climate change.

Zoe previously led the award-winning APAC ESG Research team at Citi, advising institutional investors globally on climate change and sustainable development. Earlier in her career Zoe covered ESG and climate change at Credit Suisse and at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, worked as an analyst at the Oxford Smith School and the Stockholm Environmental Institute, and served as a youth delegate to the UNFCCC. She serves on the boards of the Investor Group on Climate Change and the Centre for Policy Development, and is a member of the Sydney Environment Institute advisory group.

Zoe has won numerous awards for her research on climate finance and risk, and was rated one of the top RI analysts globally in the 2019 Extel survey. In 2020 she was awarded the inaugural Rising Star award by Women in Banking and Finance. She regularly contributes to the wider conversation on sustainable finance by commentating in the Australian and international press, including in the AFR, the SMH, the Age, and the Wall Street Journal, along with publications such as the Quarterly Essay.

She holds masters degrees in environmental policy and economics from Oxford University and the University of Queensland.