The adoption and importance of ESG metrics have been accelerating across financial services. While the ambition is clear, how firms are moving forward with architecting their operations to embed ESG criteria to business investment and risk management frameworks remains a huge undertaking.

Join us for breakfast and to listen to a panel of industry experts to discuss the current challenges and complexity met with ESG integration. Hear how firms can achieve better data outcomes and operational efficiency to improve climate-related decision making.

Discussion Topics
  • The significance of ESG frameworks and the goals of performance vs purpose
  • The standardisation of regulatory reporting on environmental risk and double materiality
  • Establishment of ESG integration best practice models with data and technology



8:30AM – Registration & breakfast
9:00AM – Opening address
9:10AM – Panel discussion
10:10AM – Closing remarks
10:20AM – Networking
11:00AM – Event close

  • Simon Mundy

    Moral Money Editor at Financial Times

  • Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar

    Head of ESG Data Architecture and Cloud Solutions, Natwest

  • Dr. Barnabas Acs

    Global Director, Sustainable Finance & Investing London Stock Exchange Group.

  • Rinesh Patel

    Global Head of Financial Services, Snowflake

  • Elisabeth Seep

    Head of ESG Product Management, RIMES

More about our speakers…

Elisabeth Seep, Head of ESG Product Management, RIMES

Elisabeth Seep leads the ESG product strategy at Rimes Technologies.  As a pioneer and advocate of sustainable finance over the last twenty years, she enjoys “making ESG data work” for the investment management community to empower investment decisions. Prior to Rimes, she was a director in the MSCI ESG product team, specialising in fixed income. She also developed the sustainable finance franchise at BNP Paribas North America, trained credit teams on how to integrate ESG data into their risk analysis, and she started her career learning about corporate governance at Moody’s.


Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar, Head of ESG Data Architecture and Cloud Solutions, Natwest

Kaushik Ghosh Dastidar is the Head of ESG Data Architecture and Cloud Solutions for Natwest, with responsibility for setting up Climate data & modelling CoE on cloud, while simultaneously trailblazing the delivery of future-state cloud architecture for Natwest.He has over 15 years of experience in retail & investment banks, venture capital & technology firms. In his current role, he has earned recognition in the ESG data industry by influencing cloud based data distribution and facilitated Natwest ESG team to complete ESG data platform migration 1 year before expected date and reduce carbon footprint by c.80%. This has helped the bank fast track its ESG journey by enabling  franchise of ESG use-cases through advanced modelling and data service to drive innovative solutions such as Carbon Planner and Sustainable Food Trust.  

Dr. Barnabas Acs, Global Director, Sustainable Finance & Investing, London Stock Exchange Group

Barnabas works together with financial institutions to translate their sustainability ambitions to actions using tech, data & analytics. He advocates that sustainability is the defining success factor of the 21st Century. Barnabas built the framework for an ESG Fund Manager of the Year Award Hungary and developed the Corporate Emissions Index. He co-designed the MarketPsych ESG Sentiment Indices that measure the public view of ESG performance real-time. He is a lecturer on the Sustainable Finance Certification Course at the Budapest Institute of Banking and is a committee member of the Green Frog Corporate Reporting Awards. Barnabas holds a Bachelors in Marketing & Market Research, a Masters in Financial Accounting and a Ph.D. in Statistics and Econometrics.

Simon Mundy, Moral Money Editor, Financial Times

Simon Mundy is the Moral Money Editor at the Financial Times, covering the vital but troubled drive for a cleaner, fairer, more sustainable global economy. His writing on sustainable business and finance appears on the award-winning Moral Money platform and across the wider FT. In his writing and speaking, Simon draws on over a decade of on-ground global experience reporting on some of the key trends sweeping the world economy – including time in Africa, Asia and in London. He is also the author of Race for Tomorrow, an acclaimed book on the global climate struggle. Race for Tomorrow was named one of the top ten books of 2021 by the Royal Geographical Society’s magazine, Geographical.

Thursday 24 November, 08:00 GMT