Navigating Global ESG Regulations Series

Thursday 22 September 2022 |
 2:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm


Thursday 22 September 2022

Start Time:  

2:00 pm


Virtual Meeting – Microsoft Teams


An expert pack event aimed to help the industry navigate the complexities of global sustainability regulations. This is first of the series.

About this event

The ESG ecosystem has largely been largely unregulated for years, and ESG considerations have been an ‘opt-in’, box ticking, PR exercise – a ‘nice to have’ but not a ‘must have’. Until now. Governments are increasingly aligning around ESG issues ranging from climate change through to responsible investment and supply chain management, and a regulatory structure is evolving. Rapidly!

We aim to bring together academia, corporates, NGOs, financial institutions and other businesses professionals, to advance our collective understanding on key issues and knowledge gaps around ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and sustainability regulations, their implementation, and the opportunities around them.

As ESG and Sustainable Finance regulations proliferate across the globe, organisations such as the ISSB and IFRS are attempting to support the market by standardising requirements across different regions and regimes. Come along to understand more about the direction of travel, and how you can be a global market participant and ‘play in all the paradigms’.

With SFDR deadlines coming down the track very quickly, and compliance obligations now being felt across numerous departments, functions and teams within any organisation, it is now imperative to learn from industry leading practitioners on how to turn regulatory compliance into a competitive differentiator.

This is the first part of a series of events, to help the industry to understand how to navigate the complexities of sustainability linked regulations around the world. Come along to learn from some of the most expert minds in the industry, for FREE!

Webinar Agenda


15:00 – 15:05 Thomas Harding – Creator & CEO, ESG RS

Panel Discussion One 15:05 – 15:30 (25 mins)SFDR readiness – are you prepared for 1 Jan?

  • Adrian Whelan – Global Head of Market Intelligence, BBH
  • Matthias Breier – Head of ESG Product, FE Fund Info
  • Adetoyese Adedokun – Managing Director MAYCODE
  • Heike Schmitz – Sustainable Finance Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR), Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) are due to applied from 1 January 2023, most affected financial market participants are still not 100% ready. The European Supervisory Authorities have made recent efforts to provide clarification on key areas, however some feel that ambiguity still remains. With data quality and availability being one of the largest challenges, and Principal Adverse Impact statements due imminently, how can organizations be confident with their compliance obligations?

Panel Discussion Two 15:30 – 15:55 (25 mins)Global Sustainable Finance Regulation – convergence or fragmentation?

  • Maryse Gordon – Head of Partnerships, Repri
  • Seth Forman – President, ESG – Socialsuite
  • Joseph Naayem – Founder, Kalmus Capital
  • Rich Evans – MD, CEX.IO

With The ISSB drawing up ‘exposure drafts’ for TCFD, will this be the one regime to bind them all? Clarity around enterprise Value and materiality will surely help. There are more than 20 global taxonomies now, will the Common Ground Taxonomy become a market standard?

Is there a way to ‘play in all the paradigms’? Can one set of ‘gold standard’ rules or policies be applied in order to be deemed sustainable across the world. Pushback against ESG in general and over regulation in the space

14:55 – 15:00


Thomas Harding – Creator & CEO, ESG RS

15:00 – 15:15


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