Robins was co-director of UN Environment’s Inquiry into a Sustainable Finance System, from 2014-18. As part of this, he led country activities in Brazil, the EU, India, Italy and the UK, along with thematic work focused on investors, insurance and green banking. Before joining the UN Environment Programme, he was head of the Climate Change Centre of Excellence at HSBC. Prior to HSBC, he was head of sustainable and responsible investment funds at Henderson Global Investors. He has also worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development, the European Commission and the Business Council for Sustainable Development. Robins has earned a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in history from Cambridge University.