Harrison Smith

Investor Practice Programme Manager

Harrison leads global net zero target setting initiatives and methodologies for asset owners and managers, helping institutional investors with their net zero targets, plans, strategies and disclosure. 

Prior to joining the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change, Harrison managed the Australian and New Zealand network’s investor practices work, including the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, Paris Aligned Investment Initiative and the Net Zero Investment Framework. He paralegalled in the M&A team at Gilbert + Tobin before working as a corporate lawyer at MinterEllison for three years in the Banking and Finance team (specialising in Sustainable Finance and Social Impact) and working as part of the Climate Risk Governance team.

Harry is co-founder of Waste Revolution, Australia’s first plastic neutral certification, and is a company director for Indigo Power Foundation (a charity delivering renewable energy solutions to regional communities). Harry is also an angel investor in several climate tech start-ups.

Harry holds a bachelor of Laws & bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Monash University, and is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia.