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UK-US ESG FinTech Conference Agenda

September 30 @ 08:45 - 13:00

The British Consulate in New York, alongside the City of London, the Investment Association, and the Green Finance Institute invites New York Alternative Investment Roundtable members to take part in an exclusive half-day virtual conference on the intersection of ESG and FinTech. The conference will consist of three roundtables followed by a virtual networking reception. The conference is designed as an open forum for senior leaders in banking, asset management, and FinTech to share ideas, demo solutions, and discuss ways to overcome key challenges with ESG adoption, sustainability, and the transition to net zero within financial services.

This event is part of the Department for International Trade’s ESG & Green FinTech Mission to New York Climate Week taking place September 20-30. The trade delegation showcases 11 leading UK-headquartered FinTech companies specializing in ESG and sustainability for financial services, all of whom will be present during the conference. More information on the delegation including profiles for each of the FinTechs can be found here.

UK-US ESG FinTech Conference Agenda

8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks from Kunal Khatri, Her Majesty’s Acting US Trade Commissioner

9:00-10:00 Roundtable: Expanding ESG Data Capabilities for Ratings, Reporting, and Returns

The UK Department for International Trade alongside the Investment Association will host a discussion on how the financial industry is expanding ESG data capabilities to generate more reliable ratings, more coherent reporting, and higher returns. This roundtable will bring together experts from the UK and the US to discuss the latest trends, obstacles, and opportunities as they relate to current data challenges impacting wider ESG understanding and adoption.

Host: Gillian Painter, Head of the IA Engine Accelerator

Speakers:

  • Cindy Rose, Head of Responsible Capitalism for Majedie Asset Management
  • Herman Bril, CEO of Arabesque Asset Management
  • Emma Vartolomei, Founder & CEO of All Street
  • Rajesh Amin, CEO of 2RSquared

10:00-10:15 Networking/Comfort Break

10:15-11:15 Roundtable: Frameworks, Disclosures, and Reporting: What’s Working and What’s Not

The Green Finance Institute will lead a discussion on the current state of ESG and sustainability frameworks, what’s working, what’s not, and what’s on the horizon in terms of disclosure requirements and reporting capabilities. This roundtable will bring together experts from the UK and the US to discuss the latest trends, obstacles, and opportunities as they relate to the development of ESG frameworks and future regulation.

Host: Emma Harvey, Director of the Green Finance Institute

Speakers:

  • Samantha Duncan, Co-Founder & CEO of Net Purpose
  • Philip Dutton, Co-founder & Co-CEO of Solidatus
  • Wayne Sharpe, Founder & CEO of Carbon Trade Exchange
  • Girish Narula, CEO of Urgentem

11:15-11:30 Networking/Comfort Break

11:30-12:30 Roundtable: The Future of ESG Innovation and the Role of FinTech

We are pleased to welcome the Rt Hon William Russell, Lord Mayor of London to host a discussion on the future of financial services innovation as it applies to ESG. This roundtable will bring together fintech experts from the UK and the US as well as ESG leaders in banking and asset management to discuss the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities for technological innovation to drive greater ESG adoption across industry.

Host: Rt Hon William Russell, Lord Mayor of London

Speakers:

  • Ian Jones, Co-Founder of Amplyfi
  • Daryl Roxburgh, President & Global Head of BITA Risk at Cofinancial
  • Valentina Kristensen, Director of Growth & Communication at Oaknorth
  • Georgia Stewart, Co-Founder & CEO Tumelo

12:30-12:35 Closing Remarks from Kunal Khatri, Her Majesty’s Acting US Trade Commissioner

12:35-13:35 Virtual Networking Lunch

Following the UK-US ESG FinTech Conference, the British Consulate in New York, alongside the City of London, the Investment Association, and the Green Finance Institute, cordially invites you to attend a virtual networking reception with your fellow attendees and the delegation from DIT’s Trade Mission to New York Climate Week.

Since this conference is invite only, anyone interested in taking part should contact Hayden Boilini, Vice Consul, Financial Services: Hayden.Boilini@mobile.trade.gov.uk

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