Location: Virtual event
Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021, 12.00-13.00 GMT
Organisers: IC Intelligence and Mourant
We are all still reflecting on the huge changes and challenges that we faced in 2020. An increased focus on strategic planning and employee welfare has brought responsible investments into sharp focus with unprecedented capital commitments directed towards more responsible investments, as environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors becoming mandated in law.
In March 2021, the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations will come into force, requiring investment funds to show how sustainability risks are incorporated into their investment decisions. This will apply not only to fund managers, financial advisers and many other regulated firms in the EU, but also to non-EU managers marketing into the EU.
Our experts discussed the implications for the investment fund industry and its stakeholders. We also looked in detail at how the Channel Islands’ investment funds industry is creating the offshore frameworks for sustainable finance.
Tom Taylor, Head of Policy, BVCA
Felicia de Laat, Head of Funds, Mourant Ozannes (Jersey) LLP – Moderator
Steven Pringle, Director EMEA, GRESB
Dr Vian Sharif, Head of Sustainability, FNZ Group
Dr Desné Masie, Chief Strategist, IC Intelligence
Frances Watson, Partner, Mourant Ozannes (Guernsey) LLP