ESG for Banks, Firms and Institutional Investors: Advances and Challenges
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 13.00-17.00 UK Time
ESG for Banks, Firms and Institutional Investors: Advances and Challenges
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 13.00-17.00 UK Time
ESG for Banks, Firms and Institutional Investors: Advances and Challenges
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 13.00-17.00 UK Time

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2024 ESG for Banks, Firms and Institutional Investors: Advances and Challenges

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 13.00-17.00 UK Time

Organized by the Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation (IFFR) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Format: Online

Language: English

Following the highly visible 2021, 2022, and 2023 conferences, the 2024 international online conference will address a wide range of topics on ESG (Environmental-Social-Governance) of interest to banks, corporates, institutional investors, regulators, policy makers, and supervisors. This is a high-quality international conference, one of the biggest in the world in its field by now, organized by two prominent organizations to inform all interested parties on the latest developments in the ESG field and discuss challenges and solutions.

Distinguished academic and professional speakers from leading organizations and universities will deliver in-depth presentations and convey their experience to inform the audience on the current trends and developments in the fast evolving ESG field.

Conference highlights

  • Current Trends & Developments
    • Key ESG Trends for 2024 -and What to Expect Next?
    • The future of sustainable investing: The Power of AI
    • The landscape of sustainable investments in Europe
  • ESG practices for corporates
    • Importance of corporate climate lobbying
    • Measuring corporate climate lobbying
    • What does it take for a corporation to be successful in the ESG space?
    • Does engagement Pay off?
  • Institutional investors: Doing well by doing good?
    • Do ESG investments outperform?
    • Is there a role for materiality?
    • The 'Chicken and Egg' problem
    • The need to have a properly specified benchmark model
    • Is ESG something niche?
    • Diversity in ESG ratings
  • Banking: Challenges
    • Incorporating ESG in risk management
    • Sustainability aspects in loan origination
  • Corporates: Case studies
    • Real Estate and ESG: The Challenges
    • Energy: Is it a Sin sector?
    • Identifying and mitigating greenwashing
  • Regulation: Does it help?
    • Do we need more regulation?
    • Regulatory agenda for ESG risks
    • The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive

The conference is organized by Professor George Skiadopoulos, Director of IFFR and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). IFFR is a leading international research center which bridges the gap between finance industry and academia. Experts, academics and professionals from prominent universities and institutions conduct state-of- the-art research on current and emerging topics of interest to the finance industry, regulators, and policy makers. EBRD  is owned by 71 countries as well as the EU and the EIB. Since 1991, it has played a historic role and gained unique expertise in fostering change, by investing more than €170 billion in some 6,400 projects across three continents. The EBRD is now committed to ensuring that, by 2025, the majority of its business volume is green.

Registration is free. You may find videos and information for past conferences here [2021, 2022, 2023].

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