Thursday, November 4th, 2021
12 – 5pm BST | 9am – 12pm EST
Is this just the tip of the iceberg?
Emerging ESG can no longer be ignored, but how can financial services navigate the impending obstacle of ESG regulations and expectations, and how deep will they go?
Over the past few years, global bodies – from governments to financial regulators – have issued guidance, policies, consultations and regulations aimed at tackling environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
The move to ESG is unavoidable, driven in part by shifting societal expectations – and partly by an undeniable need to tackle climate-related issues while we still can.
For financial services, ESG focus has emerged slowly but is picking up pace. However, current developments are only the tip of a far bigger ESG iceberg.
CUBE’s ESG Conference 2021 aims to explore the emerging landscape around ESG within financial services, with an overarching goal to inform and educate, so that organisations can take genuine, meaningful steps towards tackling ESG.
This conference will draw on industry voices to explore the motivating factors behind the shifting industry focus around ESG, as well as providing practical tips about how to get ESG right (and how to avoid getting it wrong).
Register your free place here
Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
Financial Regulatory Lawyer at Citi Group
Founder & CEO of CUBE
Many more speakers to be confirmed.
Speaker: Ben Richmond, CEO and Founder of CUBE
Time: 1:00pm – 1:20pm BST | 9:00am – 9:20am EST
The emergence of ESG and the evolving regulatory landscape
Speaker: Barrie Ingham, Financial Regulatory Lawyer at Citi Group
Time: 1:20pm – 1:45pm BST | 9:20am – 9:45am EST
Followed by 15 min Q&A with Barrie or a break
Panel discussion with industry peers, covering:
- What are you doing as a company toward ESG?
- What do companies need to do – case studies and good practice
- An insight into ESG investments
- Why is ESG important – especially in finance?
- What does the future hold for ESG and the financial landscape?
Speaker: Panel comprising CUBE partners, customers and ESG experts and FinTech founders
Time: 2:00pm – 2:40pm BST | 10:00am – 10:40am EST
Followed by 10 min Q&A with panel speakers or a break
A session on practical steps for ESG
Practical steps for ESG: How do we get ESG right? What to avoid? And the perils of greenwashing.
Speaker: ESG consultant
Time: 2:50pm – 3:15pm BST | 10:50am – 11:15am EST
Followed by 10min Q&A with ESG consultant or break
The regulators view
The Regulator’s view: Why has ESG been top of the regulatory agenda this year? How can firms prepare for emerging regulations?
Speaker: Regulatory expert, Regulator
Time: 3:25pm – 4:00pm BST | 11:25am – 12:00pm EST
Closing remarks: Drawing on experience working with Barack Obama, Alice Hill presents her closing address.
Speaker: Alice Hill – David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment (Previously special assistant to Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council)
Time: 4:00pm – 4:40pm BST | 12:00pm – 12:40pm EST
Followed by a 10 min Q&A with Alice Hill or break
Awards ceremony: Award winner and runner up to be presented with Contribution to ESG in Financial Services Award.
Presented by: Alice Hill – David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment (Previously special assistant to Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council)
Time: 4:50pm – 5:00pm BST | 12:50pm – 1:00pm EST
Want to get involved?
Contribution to ESG in Financial Services Awards
Is your business making waves within ESG? Are you contributing to ESG in financial services in some way?
Then apply for CUBE’s ESG Award.
Entries open August 1, 2021.