Discussion on the FCA’s Sustainability Disclosure Requirements consultation
Digital Meeting: 3rd October 2022, 2:00-3:30pm
Following the FCA publishing their Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) consultation, we will be holding a round table discussion for fund board directors and other fund governance professionals. We will explore the FCA’s proposals and consider what they mean for fund boards, both in terms of implementation and overseeing ongoing alignment with the requirements.
This event is the third in FBC’s series of ESG-themed round-tables, designed to help AFMs (and fund board professionals in particular) get on the front foot in terms of meeting their responsibilities when it comes to Responsible Investment.
We will be joined by the FCA and our expert panel to discuss the new consultation paper will be:
- Mark Manning, Technical Specialist, Sustainable Finance and Stewardship, FCA
- Sandra Carlisle, Head of Sustainability, Jupiter
- Julie Patterson, iNED
We will be discussing:
- What are the key requirements introduced and how do they build upon and differ from those in the FCA’s Nov 2021 discussion paper on SDR and investment labels (DP 21/4)?
- How do the requirements compare with the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR)?
- What is the current status of the UK Green Taxonomy and how will it interact?
- What are the main things which the FCA be looking for in how firms implement the requirements?
- What are our speakers’ initial responses to the details of the paper?
- How are our speakers’ firms approaching preparing to implement the requirements?
- What does good practice look like in terms of how firms should oversee alignment with existing FCA ESG regulations and the evolving consultation paper requirements?
Our speakers will open the meeting with some initial thoughts and we will then open the discussion to the attendees for what we are sure will be an interesting discussion of how these matters are being considered in their organisations and especially on their fund boards.
This meeting is open to FBC corporate members only. Please click here if you are a corporate member and would like to register, or get in touch if you are not yet a corporate member and have a particular interest in this topic.
Mark Manning leads the FCA’s policy work on sustainable finance and investor stewardship. In this role, he is responsible for several initiatives, including the FCA’s implementation of the TCFD’s recommendations and the FCA’s work with IOSCO on corporate reporting standards on sustainability.
Prior to joining the FCA in 2018, Mark spent fifteen years as a central banker with the Bank of England (BoE) and the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). He held a number of senior roles, with a particular focus on policy, research and supervision in the field of financial market infrastructures (FMIs). Before joining the official sector, Mark spent several years as a fixed income and currency fund manager with Kleinwort Benson Investment Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Mark holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Finance, from University College London and London Business School, respectively.