Agenda

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

8:20 AM
Registration, networking & morning coffee
 
8:55 AM
Chair’s opening remarks
 
9:00 AM
The criticality of sound data in the FCA’s Climate and ESG strategy for the financial services industry

Mark Manning, Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship, FCA

9:20 AM
A case study in global cooperation: the development of the Net-Zero Data Public Utility
 
9:40 AM
ESG developments in the U.S.
 
10:00 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

10:20 AM
Towards international cooperation on harmonising ESG data requirements and taxonomies

Panellists

Mark Manning, Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship, FCA

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

Rongrong Huo, Executive Director Investment Institute, Ninety One

11:10 AM
Networking & morning coffee break
 
11:30 AM
A Voluntary Code of Conduct for ESG data and rating providers

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

Andreas Giannopoulos, ESG Strategy, Ratings, Reporting & Disclosures, Barclays  

12:15 PM
ESG data quality and consistency: meeting the requirements of the ISSB standards

Mardi McBrien, Director Strategic Affairs, IFRS Foundation

12:30 PM
The role of auditors in providing assurance services
 
12:45 PM
Networking & lunch break
 
1:45 PM
Progress towards standardisation of data, methodologies and metrics among rating agencies and data providers

Dr Rory Sullivan, CEO, Chronos Sustainability

Pietro Bertazzi, Global Director, Policy Engagement & Public External Affairs, CDP 

2:30 PM
ESG data and TCFD reporting: good practice in integrating financial and non-financial reporting

Harriet Howey, Global Non-Financial Reporting and ESG Lead, Diageo

2:45 PM
Implementing an ESG data management system to meet different use case requirements, including compliance (regulatory reporting), risk management, product development and transition planning

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

3:30 PM
Networking & afternoon tea break
 
3:45 PM
Beyond ‘climate’ in the ‘E’ of ESG: sourcing data for nature-impacts and biodiversity

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

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

4:05 PM
Finding accurate data for the ‘S’ and ‘G’ of ESG, including on diversity, culture, purpose and governance
 
4:25 PM
Top ESG data challenges: asset managers and companies discuss the issues that they currently find most challenging

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

5:05 PM
Close of proceedings
 
5:15 PM
Chair’s closing remarks