Training Session

Wednesday
Sep 23, 2020
9:00 AM

To

Wednesday
Sep 23, 2020
12:30 PM
Where ?
N/A
This is an online training
Who ?
Speakers
Jane Wilkinson
Oriane Schoonbroodt
Antoine Peter

Objectives

In today’s society sustainability has become a clear point of focus for most, if not all, companies and investment funds. Understanding what lies behind the E, the S and the G of ESG is key to defining a strategy fit for your organisation, whether a financial sector company, a corporate or an investment fund – a strategy, which, when successfully executed, effectively identifies the positive performance opportunities while managing the potential risks.

Having a strong ESG strategy is no longer just a “nice to have”. All market participants have to go beyond green washing and tighten their processes in the researching, hiring and monitoring of their operations, financing and investments if they don’t want to come under the spotlight for wrong ESG management. The case of the Abraaj fund in 2018, which was the biggest collapse in private equity history, still raises the question of why an apparently successful private equity firm that managed $14 billion and was an influential investor, went wrong.

Arendt, Label R and Ripple Effect have partnered and combined their expertise to propose a four-module training programme to guide you through the latest regulatory changes supporting the development of sustainable finance and ESG, as well as through the practical design and implementation of a sustainable investment strategy. The training programme also provides participants with a clear understanding of sustainability risks and how to manage them while providing participants with the keys to monitoring and reporting on sustainability-related matters.

Attendance of all four modules is recommended but not mandatory.

Content

By the end of the first module, participants will have reviewed and have a high level understanding of the new Sustainable Finance Regulatory Horizon and the main obligations for financial market participants:

  • European Commission action plan on financing sustainable growth and the EU Green Deal
  • Regulation 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (“Taxonomy regulation”)
  • Regulation 2019/2088 on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector (the “SFDR”)
  • Regulation 2019/2089 on low carbon and positive carbon impact benchmarks
  • Amendments to
    • UCITS, AIFMD, MiFID II, Solvency II, IDD directives
  • Modifications to the Non-Financial Reporting Directive

Speaker(s)

Antoine Peter (Senior Advisor, Arendt Regulatory & Consulting),
Jane Wilkinson (Independent Director, Ripple Effect),
Oriane Schoonbroodt (Co-Founder & CEO, Label R). 

Target Group

Anyone interested in sustainable finance and in a potential ESG investment strategy and who wishes to know more about ESG and sustainable finance. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of sustainable finance principles (i.e. understand what is ESG, knowledge of certain existing market initiatives).

Duration

3,5 hours including a 30-minute break

Language

English

Price

€550

Discount applied to session 3 or 4 if attendance of 3 sessions (same participant of an organisation): 150 €

Discount applied to session 4 if attendance of all 4 sessions (same participant of an organisation): 200 €

We send the invoice after each training date.

Point of attention

This module is part of the 4-module programme “Sustainable Finance Series (advanced)”.

Attendance of all four modules is possible but not mandatory.

Please refer to our training agenda to view the description of the other modules.

 

For any information, please contact us by e-mail institute@arendt.com

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Antoine Peter

Antoine Peter is a Senior Advisor at Arendt Regulatory & Consulting (ARC). Antoine started his career in 2014 in the banking industry where he occupied several middle office positions in investment and depositary banks both in France and Luxembourg, acquiring a significant knowledge and experience of capital markets and the financial sector as a whole. In 2017, Antoine joined Arendt Regulatory & Consulting where he provides regulatory and operational advice to clients involved in the licensing of regulated entities in Luxembourg in the asset management and asset servicing businesses. He also assists clients in providing compliance support and reviewing their operating models related to gover...

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