• Abyd Karmali OBE

    Managing Director,
    ESG & Sustainable Finance
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Abyd Karmali is Managing Director, Environmental Business Advisory at Bank of America in London. From 2007-2014, he served as Merrill Lynch’s (subsequently BofAML) Global Head of Carbon Markets. In 2014, he joined the team supporting the bank’s broader capital deployment commitment to mobilise $1.5 trillion in sustainable finance by 2030.

    Abyd has worked for more than 30 years on climate change and sustainable finance and was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2019. In 2022, Financial News included Abyd its in inaugural list of “The 50 Most Influential in Sustainable Finance.”

    From 2013 to 2015, Abyd served as one of two inaugural private sector representatives to the Board of the UN Green Climate Fund in South Korea. He holds an MS in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.