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Upcoming Webinar: Approaches to ESG data for the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

14 July 2022

Date: 14 July 2022
Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET
Duration: 50 minutes

The EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) outlines extensive rules designed to ensure transparency across sustainable financial markets. It also demands huge volumes of non-financial ESG data to be sourced, managed and governed, some of which is difficult to find, and much of which is unstructured and of variable quality.

The data challenge is exacerbated by a lack of ESG data standards and multiple data vendors using differing methodologies to classify and score the data, leaving many financial firms struggling to achieve compliance.

This webinar will address these challenges and present approaches firms can take to get their ESG data in order and ensure compliance with SFDR.

Register for the webinar to find out more about:

  • The ESG data requirements of SFDR
  • Challenges of sourcing and managing the data
  • Approaches to resolving these challenges
  • How data vendors can support compliance
  • Benefits of getting ESG data right


Anyve Arakelijan, Regulatory Policy Advisor – ESG & Stewardship, EFAMA

Adrian Whelan, Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Investor Services, Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH)

Franita Neuville, Research & Portfolio Management Sales Director, Northern Europe, Refinitiv, an LSEG business

Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
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More About Our Speakers:

Anyve Arakelijan
Regulatory Policy Advisor – ESG & Stewardship

Anyve is a Policy Advisor with the EFAMA Regulatory Policy team and is responsible for the ESG & Stewardship Standing Committee work, covering the Taxonomy Regulation andSFDR. She joined EFAMA in 2022. Prior to that, Anyve Arakelijan was part of the compliance consulting practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers Belgium, where she gained valuable experience in ESG & Sustainable Finance. She was also regularly engaged in risk and compliance reviews for major banks, insurance companies and payment institutions based on regulatory requirements and best market practices. This provided her valuable insights of the needs of the major players operating in the financial services industry. Anyve holds an LLM in Corporate and Financial Law from the University of Leeds. She also attended the Free University of Brussels where she obtained a master’s degree in Tax Law and a master’s degree in Comparative Corporate and Financial Law.

Adrian Whelan
Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Investor Services
Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH)

Adrian Whelan is a Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Investor Services at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), based in Dublin. In this role, he is responsible for articulating the impact of regulatory change on asset managers and the industry in which they operate. Mr. Whelan is the lead contributor to BBH’s On The Regs blog, where he regularly shares insights on global regulatory topics. Mr. Whelan is active in the Investment Company Institute, the International Securities Lending Association, Irish Funds and Investment Association, and other global industry bodies and working groups focused on education and advocacy for regulatory and policy changes impacting the asset management and banking industries. Mr. Whelan is a champion of the Dublin chapter of BBH’s Young Professionals Network and is active in the firm’s Asia Link Network and Pride Network. Adrian holds a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University.

Franita Neuville
Research & Portfolio Management Sales Director, Northern Europe
Refinitiv, an LSEG business

Franita has 18 years’ experience in financial markets and heads up a team of sales professionals, focused on selling Refinitiv’s Research & Portfolio Management proposition to enable the provision of innovative technology platforms to financial institutions.

Prior to joining Refinitiv, an LSEG Business (back then Thomson Reuters) in May 2016, Franita was the Head of Equity Research Sales at NOAH Capital Markets. Franita holds an M.Comm in Economics from the University of Stellenbosch and is a CFA Charterholder.


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