• 9:00 am - 10:15 am Washington, D.C.
  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm London
  • 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Brussels

We all have a role to play to embed sustainability in our businesses and society. In particular, the global financial services industry is in a unique position to drive and support the transition to a low-carbon economy. As climate and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns take center stage, they are hitting the bottom line and thus are increasingly a focus for the C-Suite.

The IIF and Deloitte tackled the topic of sustainability in the financial services industry by exploring an increasingly critical role the Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). The event featured an overview of the key findings from a new survey-based report, The Future of the Chief Sustainability Officer: Sense-Maker in Chief. This was followed by an expert panel discussion of key themes shaping the sustainability agenda across financial services firms.

    During the online event, our expert panelists discussed:
  • How financial institutions are mobilizing to address the ESG imperative
  • Why some firms have CSOs and others do not
  • What the CSO s mandate is within a firm
  • Which skill sets and leadership attributes are necessary to deliver on that mandate
  • How CSOs contribute to the governance of their organization

    Welcome and Introductions:
  • Tim Adams, President and CEO, IIF
    Presentation - The Future of the CSO: Sense-Maker in Chief
  • Damian Hales, Partner, Deloitte
    Panel Discussion:
  • Andrew Bowley, Wholesale Governance Officer; Deputy Chair Wholesale Sustainability Forum, Nomura
  • Greer Meisels, Chief of Staff, IIF (moderator)
  • Lara de Mesa, Group Executive Vice-President, Head of Responsible Banking, Executive Chairman s Office, Santander
  • Vanessa Otto-Mentz, Partner, Risk Advisory Sustainability Services, Deloitte
  • Val Smith, Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Citi

For questions or more information about the event, please contact meetings@iif.com.