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Developing ESG talent in financial markets

Developing ESG talent in financial markets

May 19, 2022

Sherry Madera, senior vice president, public policy and government affairs at Mastercard and co-chair of the Future of Sustainable Data Alliance, Matthew Blake, head of financial and monetary system initiatives at the World Economic Forum, and Haleh Nazeri, platform curator, financial services, WEF, join Emma McGarthy, head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute. They explore the need to drive environmental, social and governance talent development and acquisition in financial services and the skills required to meet net zero. They discuss how companies can fill the gaps identified in ESG talent and the tools, data strategies and policies required to create sustainability roles. 

View the World Economic Forum and Future of Sustainable Data Alliance Talent Development Tool here.

Download the report 'Future of Sustainable Data Alliance (FoSDA): towards consistent, comprehensive and coherent data' here

Regulating cryptoassets: balancing innovation and financial stability

Regulating cryptoassets: balancing innovation and financial stability

May 17, 2022

On this podcast, Philip Middleton speaks to Ashley Alder on regulating cryptoassets. This clip was taken from our global DMI symposium which you can view here. Ashley Alder is the Chief Executive Officer of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Ashley started his career as a lawyer in London in 1984. He came to Hong Kong in 1989 with the international law firm Herbert Smith, practicing corporate and business law. He was Executive Director of Corporate Finance at the SFC from 2001 to 2004, before returning to Herbert Smith, later as head of the firm’s Asia Region. He rejoined the SFC in 2011. Ashley was appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong as a Justice of the Peace in 2014 and is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Chairman of the IOSCO Asia Pacific Regional Committee. Ashley attained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London in 1982 and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Laws degree in 1983.

In conversation with Øystein Olsen, former governor of Norges Bank

In conversation with Øystein Olsen, former governor of Norges Bank

May 5, 2022

Øystein Olsen, governor of Norges Bank for 11 years up to 28 February, speaks to David Marsh, OMFIF chairman, about the lessons he has learned over four decades in public service, including in helping to steer the world’s largest sovereign fund. Olsen, a veteran energy economist and formerly Norway’s statistics supremo, has become a member of the OMFIF advisory council. Norges Bank is responsible for managing the Government Pension Fund Global, with $1.3tn invested through Norges Bank Investment Management. In this podcast, Olsen, who handed over to Deputy Governor Ida Wolden Bache, speaks about his long-term role in developing the fund, its investment policies in supporting corporate governance and sustainability, Norway’s place in European energy, the future of oil and gas, and the 2020 controversy over the appointment of NBIM’s new chief executive.

Fireside chat with Wally Adeyemo

Fireside chat with Wally Adeyemo

May 3, 2022

Wally Adeyemo, deputy secretary of the US Treasury, joins Mark Sobel, US chair, OMFIF, for a broad discussion on the US’ fiscal outlook. Their discussion will take in everything from international comparisons of recovery, sanctions review and Afghanistan.

25 years of the MPC

25 years of the MPC

April 28, 2022

Andrew Sentance, former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, speaks to Neil Williams, OMFIF’s chief economist, on the 25th anniversary of the MPC. With the committee a ‘quarter century not out’, Sentance shares his experience of being one of the more outspoken members. While covering the MPC’s numerous runs scored since 1997, he also navigates the dropped catches and the strategy needed to make the next 25 years even more impressive.

Strategies and policies for the clean energy transition in Germany

Strategies and policies for the clean energy transition in Germany

April 26, 2022

Philipp Steinberg, director general for economic policy and energy and ministry coordinator for sustainable development in the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, joins Emma McGarthy, head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, to discuss Germany’s policies and strategies for reaching net zero. They touch upon regulatory frameworks – including Germany’s relationship with the EU taxonomy  the implications of the geopolitical crisis in Ukraine for renewable energy development and how capital can be reallocated towards clean energy.

Moving beyond ESG

Moving beyond ESG

April 21, 2022

Anne Simpson, newly appointed global head of sustainability at Franklin Templeton, joins Emma McGarthy, head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, to discuss the need for a more holistic approach to environmental, social and governance issues. They examine the convergence of standards and the impact of the newly created International Sustainability Standards Board, the role of the financial sector in achieving net zero and how to reallocate capital towards ESG investments. They explore how to prevent greenwashing, active ownership versus divestment and the increasing role that labelling is playing in investment decisions.

Quantum computing and the threat to standard cryptography

Quantum computing and the threat to standard cryptography

April 14, 2022

The advent of widely available quantum computing poses an existential threat to present techniques and standards of cryptography. William Gee, partner, innovation and digitalisation, PWC, and Andrew Cheung, president and chief executive officer of 01 Communique Lab, join Lewis McLellan, editor of OMFIF’s Digital Monetary Institute, to discuss the implications of a new, more powerful type of computing that will render present cryptographic standards obsolete. They explore the consequences of the proliferation of quantum computing, the risks it poses and the steps being taken to mitigate them.

Is CBDC a necessary component of a digitalised capital markets infrastructure?

Is CBDC a necessary component of a digitalised capital markets infrastructure?

April 12, 2022

OMFIF's Philip Middleton, Digital Monetary Institute chair, sits down with Denis Beau, deputy governor at Banque de France, to discuss whether central bank digital currencies are a necessary component of a digitalised capital markets infrastructure. This podcast is taken from our 'Future of capital markets' report launch on 31 March 2022. Watch more here.

How can blockchain and new technologies support ESG?

How can blockchain and new technologies support ESG?

April 5, 2022

Bénédicte Nolens, head of the BIS Innovation Hub Hong Kong, and Xiaochen Zhang, principal manager at Amazon Web Services, join Katie-Ann Wilson, head of policy analysis at the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute, to explore how the public and private sector are using new technologies to overcome the challenges facing green finance. They discuss the process of green bond tokenisation and application of distributed ledger technology across market infrastructure, how the intersection of blockchain, cloud and artificial intelligence can address the whole value chain of climate data, and what practical steps can be taken to ensure policy-makers reap the benefits of new technologies for environmental, social and governance considerations.

 

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