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Recorded Webinar: ESG: A Growth Opportunity and a Regulatory Challenge

16 May 2023

ESG investing, regulation and compliance are central concerns for financial institutions, although not all jurisdictions are equal. In the US, ESG has become a partisan issue making SEC regulation uncertain; the EU is on good form and has already implemented multiple regulations; and Asia Pacific is advancing as regulators and exchanges deploy ESG rules. Greenwashing has become a dirty word and is a real risk, with fines of multi-million dollars starting to bite.

As interest in ESG continues to rise, so does the burden on financial institutions that must comply with regulatory obligations. This is challenging at a time of regulatory updates, a lack of agreed standards, and increasing volumes of ESG data – but there are technology solutions that can help you stay on the right side of regulation, make ESG a growth opportunity, and deliver a positive customer experience.

This webinar will give an overview of where we are with ESG, review the ESG regulatory landscape and the challenges of compliance, and provide practical guidance on how to use technology solutions to be ESG ready.

Listen to the webinar to find out more about:

  • The ESG regulatory landscape
  • How to make ESG a growth opportunity
  • Helpful technology solutions and services
  • A sample scenario of ESG compliance in action
  • Benefits of getting it right, penalties of getting it wrong


Monica Filkova Climate and Nature Investment Risk Lead, Chief Investment Office
Sean Taylor Intermediaries Director
Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
Sean Vickers CEO
Daragh Tracey Senior Strategy Manager
Moderator: Sarah Underwood Editor
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Monica Filkova

Climate and Nature Investment Risk Lead, Chief Investment Office


Monica Filkova, CFA is Head of Climate and Nature Investment Risk, Chief Investment Office, Aviva. She is Chair, CFA UK Certificate in Climate and Investing Panel; and member, CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing Panel. Over 2022, she was technical lead on a disclosure frameworks landscape assessment for the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).

Her previous roles include Head of Market Intelligence at climate finance NGO Climate Bonds Initiative (2017-2020), and Director, Sustainable Finance at Fitch Ratings (2020). Prior to pivoting to sustainable finance, she was in property finance and debt capital markets, including Head of Structuring, Debt Capital Markets, Eurohypo as well as roles in CMBS restructuring (Brookland Partners), bank property debt portfolio assessments (Alvarez & Marsal) and distressed debt credit research (Chalkhill Partners), among other mandates.

Monica is a CFA charterholder. She holds the GARP Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR) Certificate. She earned a Master of Management degree from Cornell University, USA, and a BBA from the American University in Bulgaria.

Sean Vickers



Sean is the CEO of Aurora, a London-based financial consultancy that specialises in Client Lifecycle Management advisory and delivery. He is an industry veteran with 20+ years of Investment Banking and Capital Markets experience across front and middle office.

Daragh Tracey

Senior Strategy Manager


Daragh has been with Fenergo for 6 years and has 10 years’ experience in fintech. Daragh leads Fenergo’s ESG Strategy for the product, working with clients, our regulatory team, and partners to develop strategies tackling the key ESG-related opportunities and challenges for financial institutions to help clients comply safely and easily with the evolving ESG regulatory environment.

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