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The ESG Challenge: Finding Solutions to Data, Disclosures, and Regulation

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 4:00 PM

In this webcast, Daniel Klier, CEO of ESG Book, walks us through the key challenges facing the world of ESG, as well as potential solutions to the lack of relevant data, disclosures, and the growing maze of regulatory frameworks.

Sustainability has become a key focus for firms, investors, and regulators. 2021 saw $523bn in global green bond issuance, according to the Climate Bonds Initiative, and assets under management compliant with the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) reached $121tn, more than doubling since 2015. 

However, the progress we’re seeing in the sustainable finance and ESG markets is being hamstringed by an ever-growing alphabet soup of reporting standards, inadequate rates of firm sustainability disclosures, and a lack of access to ESG data. Increasingly, firms and investors are looking towards external providers to help navigate these challenges.

In this session, we will cover:

•The key data challenges facing sustainable finance markets and ESG funds;

•The growing need for convergence across disclosure and regulatory frameworks;

•And the work being done to provide firms and investors with better ESG data management, disclosure, and analytics.

Dr. Daniel Klier

CEO, ESG Book

Daniel joined ESG Book as CEO in June 2021. ESG Book connects corporates and investors through sustainability data and technology solutions. Prior to his current role, Daniel was Global Head of Sustainable Finance for HSBC, where he developed the global climate strategy for the bank and led the development of the sustainable finance business across corporate bank, retail bank and asset management.

Previously, Daniel chaired the Bank of England Climate Risk Working Group and the Sustainable Finance Working Group at the Institute of International Finance. In 2016, Daniel was selected as Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum.

Speakers

Dr. Maxine Nelson

Senior Vice President, GARP Risk Institute

Maxine currently focuses on climate risk management. Previous roles have included operational risk modelling at NAB, leading KMPG London’s credit risk team, senior consultant at Oliver Wyman, responsibility for counterparty credit risk at the UK Financial Services Authority, and Global Head of Wholesale Risk Analytics and Head of Capital Planning at HSBC.

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