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Upcoming Webinar: Getting ready for Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and ESG – what action should asset managers be taking now?

8 June 2021

Date: 8 June 2021
Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET
Duration: 50 minutes

Interest in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment has exploded in recent years, bringing with it regulation and a requirement for buy-side firms to develop ESG strategies and meet disclosure obligations. The sell-side can help here by integrating ESG data with traditional financial information, although the compliance burden remains with asset managers.

The deadline for the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is just weeks away on 10 March 2021. While SFDR will not be implemented as is in the UK, the UK government intends to at least match its requirements. On this basis, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is expected to consult on a UK regime for ESG disclosure this year, before rolling out regulation in 2022.

This webinar will cover:

  • Key compliance requirements of the EU’s SFDR
  • Differences between the EU and expected UK approach
  • Challenges of compliance for asset managers
  • Response of investment banks and brokers
  • Actions that asset managers should be taking now
  • Helpful technology services and solutions


Vanessa Barnett, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance, FactSet

Moderator: Sarah Underwood, Editor,
A-Team Group

More about our speakers:

Vanessa Barnett
Senior Vice President, Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance

Ms. Vanessa Barnett is Senior Vice President, Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance at FactSet. In this role, she is responsible for FactSet’s overall ESG content strategy, working closely with Product Strategy teams across the enterprise to meet the evolving and complex client demand for industry-leading ESG solutions. Prior to this role, she spent eleven years at Dow Jones & Company where she was the head of product strategy for the global Dow Jones Newswires product line. Ms. Barnett earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.


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