Financial Services ESG

Does your ESG strategy have all bases covered?

Businesses and investors are placing greater focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) than ever before. What are key steps every financial services organisation needs to take to support a strong ESG proposition in 2022?

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Key takeaways

We compiled evidence from over 21 research sources to understand the steps financial services firms need to take to firm up their ESG strategy in 2022.

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The first phase of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) will come into play in June 2022. Firms will be required to disclose their impacts on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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44% of consumers see ESG issues as an especially important factor when choosing a financial provider, alongside ¼ customers likely to switch banks due to ESG concerns.

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Organisations that allocate a higher portion of their technology budget to transformation processes experience fewer cybersecurity incidents. Digital transformation is key to sustainable business operations.

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The framework delivered by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) will require asset managers to report the risks and opportunities posed to it by climate change.

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“ESG has become one of the biggest issues for financial institutions. Financial services may be ahead of many other sectors when it comes to addressing this topic, but it will still be an important factor shaping risk for many years to come."

 David Van den Berghe  Head of Financial Institutions, AGCS
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  • Key dates you need to plan for
  • Integrating existing frameworks
  • Data management and utilisation
  • Trust and transparency regulation
  • Technological change and support