ESG Regulatory Compliance: When Green Meets Red

Presented by

Lucy Heavens, Co-founder, RegTech Women

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Environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance has become an increasingly complex and challenging regulatory environment for firms to navigate. The FCA’s recent “Dear CEO” letter stated that numerous applications for authorisation of investment funds with an ESG or sustainability focus are poorly drafted and below expectations. So they have issued a set of guiding principles to improve quality and clarity on authorised ESG and sustainable investment funds. With the growth of interest in ESG and sustainable investments, this is the regulators attempt to build more trust in this segment and ensure consumers are treated fairly. ESG considerations have been embedded into financial institutions processes for some time now. So why are firms still getting it wrong? And of course, one of the biggest questions of interest to our audience, how can technology support ESG compliance? Join us on 16 September at 11:00am BST where we welcome industry experts to discuss: • the key regulatory requirements and developments in this space • the challenges for regulated firms • how technology can help firms solve the challenges • what we might expect to see from the regulators in the future Moderator Lucy Heavens, Co-founder of RegTech Women Panelists Sian Lewin, Co-founder, RegTech Associates and Co-founder, RegTech Women Emma Bickerstaffe, Director ESG, MJ Hudson Darshita Gillies, Founder and CEO, Maanch

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