Here's what's scheduled for the event. All times are in BST.

8:20 AM
Registration, networking & morning coffee
8:50 AM

Maurice Button, Chief Executive, City & Financial Global

8:55 AM
Chair’s opening remarks

Rongrong Huo, Managing Director, Head of International Business, Ninety One

9:00 AM
The criticality of sound data in the FCA’s Climate and ESG strategy for the financial services industry

Mark Manning, Strategic Policy Advisor on Sustainable Finance, FCA

9:20 AM
ESG Data Journey: barriers and solutions

Amir Sokolowski, Global Director, Climate Change, CDP

9:40 AM
Impact of ESG data challenges on the EU’s SFDR, CSRD and other regulations

Alain Deckers, Head of Unit, Asset Management, DG FISMA, European Commission

10:00 AM
Towards international cooperation on harmonising ESG data requirements and taxonomies


Rongrong Huo, Managing Director, Head of International Business, Ninety One  


Mark Manning, Strategic Policy Advisor on Sustainable Finance, FCA

Alain Deckers, Head of unit, Asset management, DG FISMA, European Commission

Rongrong Huo, Executive Director Investment Institute, Ninety One

Martina Macpherson, Head of ESG Product Strategy and Management, SIX; Board Member and Co-Chair, Policy & Regulations Working Group, FoSDA

Gavin Starks, Founder and CEO, Icebreaker One 

10:50 AM
Networking & morning coffee break
11:10 AM
Keynote address

Michael Collins, Chair, ESG Committee, IRSG and Director of Government Affairs, M&G plc

11:30 AM
A Voluntary Code of Conduct for ESG data and rating providers


Kanchan Mishra, Founder and Executive Director, SustainoMetric


Stéphane Janin, Head of Global Regulatory Developments and Public Affairs, AXA IM

Andreas Giannopoulos, Director, Sustainability & ESG, Barclays  

Christopher Rich, General Counsel, Financial Markets Standards Board (FMSB)

12:35 PM
Networking & lunch break
1:45 PM
Progress towards standardisation of data, methodologies and metrics among rating agencies and data providers


Chris Hall, Editorial Director, ESG Investor


Dr Rory Sullivan, CEO, Chronos Sustainability

Julien Grolee, Investor Practices Programme Manager, IIGCC

Flávia Bedicks, Manager - ESG Data Policy & Regulation, CDP 

2:30 PM
Implementing an ESG data management system to meet different use case requirements, including compliance (regulatory reporting), risk management, product development and transition planning


John Martin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Plutus Consulting Group Limited 


Ankit Jain, Managing Director - Senior ESG, Data and Technology Advisor

Elena Mariott, Managing Director ESG, Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company

3:10 PM
Networking & afternoon tea break
3:30 PM
Beyond ‘climate’ in the ‘E’ of ESG: data for nature-impacts and biodiversity

Julia Armstrong D’Agnese, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Earth Knowledge

Dr. Frank D’Agnese, President/Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Earth Knowledge

3:50 PM
Finding accurate data for the ‘S’ and ‘G’ of ESG, including on diversity, culture, purpose and governance

Diana van Maasdijk, Co-Founder and CEO, Equileap

4:10 PM
Top ESG data challenges: asset managers and companies discuss the issues that they currently find most challenging


Lutfey Siddiqi, Visiting Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics


Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment, GAM Investments

Heather Buchanan, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Bankers for Net Zero

Kristina Church, Global Head of Sustainable Solutions, BNY Mellon (BNYM), ACA

4:55 PM
Chair’s closing remarks

Rongrong Huo, Managing Director, Head of International Business, Ninety One

5:00 PM
Close of proceedings