Stuart Kirk, climate investment critic, resigns from HSBC

HSBC Holdings PLC Executive Stuart Kirkee He resigned seven weeks after he was suspended from his job for saying climate change was not a concern for investors, he said.

Mr. Kirk, head of responsible investment and research hsbc asset Management, Caused a firestorm with a conference presentation in May, He argued that humans can adapt to climate emergencies and that policymakers are exaggerating the risks. It was taken as a broader facet from investors against the trillions of dollars flowing into environmental, social and governance, or ESG, products and funds.