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Unlocking the value of ESG
As Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors become increasingly pervasive in the investment decision process for institutional investors and C-Suite management alike, the current lack of regulations, standards, and consensus pose significant challenges for the capital markets.

Join a panel of leading international experts as they discuss the importance of ESG considerations in the valuation and investment process, and reflect on potential frameworks for capturing, reporting, and analysing ESG factors.

This webinar will be of interest to a wide and international audience, including preparers and auditors of financial statements, business owners and executives, investors and valuers.

Panellists include:

Ethiopis Tafara - Vice President and Chief Risk, Legal and Administrative Officer, World Bank Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

Saskia Slomp - CEO, European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)

Richard Stewart OAM - Partner, PwC Australia

Kevin Prall - Director, Valuation & Business Analytics, BDO

Oct 5, 2020 12:00 PM in London

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Ethiopis Tafara
Vice President and Chief Risk, Legal and Administrative Officer @World Bank MIGA
Ethiopis Tafara is Vice President and Chief Risk, Legal and Administrative Officer for the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). He joined MIGA in September 2019 and is responsible for the supervision and oversight of MIGA’s Finance and Risk Management Group, the Economics & Sustainability Group and the Legal Affairs & Claims Group. He also oversees MIGA Partnerships, with an aim to leverage strategic alliances and promote greater investment flows into emerging markets through more extensive risk coverage. Mr. Tafara previously served as Vice President and General Counsel for the International Finance Corporation where he was responsible for IFC’s non-financial risk management, including the Legal, Compliance and ESG functions. In that role, he modernized and strengthened IFC’s business risk and compliance functions, expanded IFC’s reach and reference as a leader in sustainable finance, and helped enhance cooperation across the World Bank Group.
Saskia Slomp
CEO @European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)
Saskia Slomp was appointed EFRAG CEO in April 2019. She has been Governance and Admin Director at EFRAG from 1 January 2010 until 31 March 2019. In this role, she supported the various governance bodies of EFRAG and was responsible for the user activities and outreach events, in addition to her responsibilities for human resources. Until the end of 2009, she was Technical Director at FEE (now Accountancy Europe), one of the founding member organisations of EFRAG. She has been involved in EFRAG since its establishment. Within Accountancy Europe, she was responsible for financial reporting, company law, corporate governance, capital markets, SMEs, sustainability issues and the public sector. In the beginning of her career, she worked with KPMG in The Netherlands.