As you consider your key compliance priorities for 2022, it’s imperative that Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (“ESG”) is at the top of your agenda. Regulators want to ensure that firms are doing everything they can to operate in an ethical manner, and as a result, ESG is increasingly falling under the purview of compliance professionals.
During the webinar, our esteemed panel of global leaders discuss the following topics:
- How can compliance professionals in financial services navigate ESG?
- What are the mandatory standards and frameworks financial services companies must comply with? (IFRS, SASB, TCFD)
- What are the voluntary standards that financial services should comply with?
- How can you shift your firm’s company culture to go above and beyond and fully commit to ESG?
Head Global Business Management & ESG Thought Leader
Beate (van Loo-) Born runs global regulatory initiatives (e.g. MiFIDII implementation), large platform projects and ad hoc responses to geopolitical events (e.g. Brexit). After 17 years in operational risk and regulatory management she recently set a professional and academic focus on sustainability and data in banking. Beate is a member of the EDM council’s ESG Committee and the Women in Data network, has completed various academic degrees and is currently obtaining a Master’s degree at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Her research focuses on the alignment of ESG standards, regulations and data.
Justin Kulla joined TZP Group as a Partner of Impact Investing and ESG in May 2020. Mr. Kulla began his career at Credit Suisse where he was an engineer working in New York, London and Zurich, and at Google where he worked in business development. Following business school, Justin joined the Hearst Corporation's venture capital group focused on early stage internet and media investments.
In 2010, Justin was a founding member of Weld North, an education technology private equity firm backed by KKR. During his tenure at Weld North, Justin invested in Edgenuity, Imagine Learning, The Learning House and Performance Matters and held senior operating roles including as Chief Technology Officer at Edgenuity. In 2015, Justin founded and served as CEO of BusinessBlocks, an education technology company for working adults and small businesses. BusinessBlocks was acquired in 2017 by AmTrust Financial Services, a Fortune 500 insurance company and following the acquisition Justin served as SVP of M&A and Investments. Justin serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Errigal, Inc. and Force Management Holdings, LLC.
Justin holds BS and MISM degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MPA from Harvard University. He's a lecturer and mentor at Stanford, Menlo College, USC, and Tulane, a board advisor at 826 National, and a Term Member on the Council on Foreign Relations.
NRS, a ComplySci Company
Senior Consultant, Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Services
Amber joined NRS in 2014 as a Consultant in Investment Adviser and Broker-Dealer Services and has over 20 years of wide-ranging industry experience. She provides consulting services on a variety of regulatory issues and delivers comprehensive compliance solutions to investment advisers and broker-dealers.
Amber has a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, a J.D. from Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and is a member of the Indiana state bar. She holds the CLU®, ChFC®, and CFP® designations as well as the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP™) designation from the Wharton School’s FINRA Institute. She regularly speaks at conferences and webinars and writes on topics related to the financial industry.