Social Value Leadership Group (SVLG) Roundtable on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for FinTech SMEs

26th July 2023 from 6:00pm — 7:30pm • Information Technologists' Hall

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Environmental, Social and Governance for FinTech SMEs

– A unified ESG Scoring and measurement framework for stakeholder capitalism that FinTech can comply with, measure and be regulated to delivery capacity.

Background

FinTech SMEs find it challenging to identify methods that best suit them to bridge the gap between unsustainable and sustainable practices. Various ESG frameworks target various industry sectors, but SMEs find it challenging to identify a framework method that best suits them, as they seek to comply with emerging United Kingdom regulations. Led by the WCIT Financial Services Technology Panel, a group of industry experts on ESG, Risk and Sustainability, and post-graduate MSc students of the City, University of London conducted a comparative study of various ESG frameworks, coming up with suggestions for a unified ESG scoring and measuring framework for stakeholder capitalism that can be measured and regulated to deliver capability for FinTech SMEs. The Speakers will present the findings from the study and the recommendations of practical frameworks that assist in the development of business capability in meeting ESG targets and how using the Social Value Capability Improvement Model developed by the WCIT can assist in terms of the recommended frameworks and in terms of its ability to deliver guidance on evaluating an organisation’s progress against its own ESG agenda.

Speakers

 

 Julia George is a highly experienced Board Strategy and Information Technology Consultant engaged by organisations of all sizes and types to challenge & develop strategy to realise stakeholder benefits. Julia’s career has been primarily focused on the Financial Services sector. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, an Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow of the School of Science and Technology at the City University of London, and a Court Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists where, as chair of the Financial Services Technology Panel, she has lead initiatives on ESG, Cybersecurity Skills and Operational Resilience. A founding Trustee of Red Trouser Day raising funds for bowel cancer research, where she developed the strategy to achieve full charitable status. She is currently an investor in, and accepts non-executive roles, for start-up technology companies to help them become investible.

 

Dr Indranil Nath is an entrepreneurial and globally exposed leader, board member, and iNED with 35 years of experience in insurance operations and technology across Build, Sell and Delivery Organisations. He has helped establish a compelling vision for information systems functions, and technical solutions, including company-wide application development in both buy and build scenarios. Dr Nath has led the Operational Excellence programmes and deployed digital solutions to transform business processes. He has consulted on the ethics of AI recommendation and independent review guidelines for Responsible AI and peer-reviewed the UN Action Plan for Sustainable Planet in

the Digital Age. Technology Inclusion Council has awarded him the ‘2021 Top 100 Diverse Leaders in Tech’. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the School of Science & Technology, City University of London, a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Fellow of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is the secretary to the Financial Services Technology Panel.

Dr Nath held a series of positions with increasing responsibility at DXC, IBM Corp, AXA and EY and currently delivers consulting to Private Equity firms on projects focusing on product development, acquisition and value creation opportunities in insurance software.

 

Cost: £12 inc VAT to include refreshments.