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Geneviève Piché Leads Banking Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Solutions in Corporate & Investment Banking

02/26/2021
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Appointment reflects surge in client demand for ESG products and services

SAN FRANCISCO – Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), a division of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), today announced that it has appointed Geneviève Piché to lead Banking Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Solutions. In this newly created role, Piché will drive a cohesive approach to meet accelerated demand for ESG products in the Corporate and Investment Bank, spanning debt capital markets, equity capital markets, public finance, lending, M&A advisory, cash management products, and liquidity. Piché will partner with the company’s Social Impact and Sustainability team, Public Affairs, and other business segments across Wells Fargo to help drive a holistic firm-wide response to evolving ESG opportunities.

“In the past year, demand for ESG solutions from our corporate clients has surged across many areas, from subscription finance to equity capital markets, M&A, and bond issuance. Clients are increasingly focused on ESG-related solutions to meet sustainability goals,” said Rob Engel, head of Banking at Wells Fargo. “Geneviève brings extensive leadership experience and a passion for all aspects of ESG and we look forward to seeing her leadership and partnership across the CIB platform.”

“I’m excited to coordinate existing ESG efforts and identify niche strategies and product opportunities for our clients across M&A, lending, and more. We have a terrific opportunity to bring solutions to our clients that will help them achieve future growth and an enhanced market position,” said Piché.

Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Piché will report to Ken Kitkowski, head of Corporate Finance. A seasoned banker, Piché has spent the past 20 years at Wells Fargo, most recently leading the Asset Management coverage team in CIB. She brings strong relationship management, product, and credit experience, having supported a range of industry segments, as well as leading origination efforts in Emerging Europe, Africa, India, and Middle East for financial institutions. Originally from Montréal, Canada, Piché earned her bachelor’s degrees in economics and international studies from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

The creation of the ESG Solutions group is the latest in a series of recent of ESG-related initiatives at Wells Fargo. In August 2020, the company released its first ESG Report and ESG Goals and Performance Data as part of a larger effort to move from a single, annual Corporate Responsibility Report to a suite of disclosures that more completely address Wells Fargo’s approach to ESG risks and opportunities, and performance on ESG measures. The company also recently launched a Sustainable Finance center of excellence to advance the practice and impacts of sustainable finance at Wells Fargo and within the larger financial services sector, and drive innovation around financing resilient infrastructure and communities, scaling clean technology, advancing transition finance in carbon-intensive sectors, and catalyzing climate-aligned financing. In 2018, Wells Fargo announced it will provide $200 billion in financing to sustainable businesses and projects by 2030, with more than 50% focused on clean technology and renewable energy transactions that directly support the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

About Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking

Wells Fargo Corporate & Investment Banking delivers a comprehensive suite of capital markets, banking, and financial products and services. A trusted partner to our clients, we provide corporate and transactional banking, commercial real estate lending and servicing, investment banking, equity and fixed income solutions including sales, trading, and research capabilities to corporate, commercial real estate, government, and institutional clients across the globe. Our office locations span the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company is a leading financial services company that has approximately $1.9 trillion in assets and proudly serves one in three U.S. households and more than 10% of all middle market companies in the U.S. We provide a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through our four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending; Commercial Banking; Corporate and Investment Banking; and Wealth and Investment Management. Wells Fargo ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In the communities we serve, the company focuses its social impact on building a sustainable, inclusive future for all by supporting housing affordability, small business growth, financial health and a low-carbon economy. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

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