The Financial Services Group of livery companies held an event on January 11:
‘Sustainable Finance: The World in 2023 2022 was a turbulent year for markets, and sustainable finance didn’t come through unscathed’.
Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j5t6dXY04o
Following the underwhelming COP27 conference in November, and with global leaders and the industry mulling over the UN COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal, the FSG opened its 2023 season of events with a special session, jointly with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, hosted live at Grant Thornton’s offices in the City of London, featuring some leading-edge practitioners in the fast-changing world of sustainable finance – aka ESG, ethical investing, the climate challenge, et al.
What are the opportunities and challenges facing the UK financial community in the coming year, and how are regulators responding to some of the major challenges, particularly to trust and integrity?
The speakers were:
Keynote Address: Chris Hayward | Policy Chairman, City of London Corporation
Welcome: Alex Ellerton | Partner, Head of Financial Services Group, Grant Thornton
Introduction: Junior Warden Nick Garnish, Chartered MCSI | Head of Treasury, Europe, Asia & Australia, CIBC
Rashim Arora | Managing Director, Financial Services Group, Grant Thornton UK
Nick Dunlop | Master of the Worshipful Company of Insurers and Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson
Alderman Alison Gowman | Livery Climate Action Group
Katya Gorbatiouk | Head of Investment Funds, London Stock Exchange
Dewi John | Head of UK and Ireland Research,
Refinitiv Lipper, London Stock Exchange Group
George King IV, Chartered FCSI | Senior Wealth Manager, Maseco Private Wealth Moderator:
Freeman George Littlejohn MCSI | Senior Adviser, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and Editor, The International Banker magazine