Sustainable finance regulation
Having a broad, deep and multi-disciplinary understanding of the span of demanding and fast-paced regulatory reforms, we advise many buy-side firms, sell-side firms and corporates on the way in which the new and emerging regulatory requirements will impact their institutions and on the compliance programmes and disclosures necessary to achieve compliance at both entity and product level. Our global practice means we are able to match our in-depth knowledge across geographies with our clients’ global footprints and bring that knowledge together to advise on the challenges in achieving global compliance, particularly where the myriad requirements are far from harmonised. We advise many of the largest asset managers and investment funds on how to comply with the new and emerging requirements; we advise numerous global banks on the disclosure, risk management, prudential and product challenges they face from sustainable finance developments; and we advise many other types of financial institution, for example insurers, pension funds, rating agencies and trading platforms on the impact of sustainable finance on their organisations. Closely watching the development of detailed, technical standards in this space, and with strong links to many industry associations, we are able to provide rigorous legal analysis of legislation, rules and policy guidance with the ability to benchmark their practical implementation in the market.
As with every major area of regulatory reform, governance and control to embed it within an institution will be a core concern of the regulators. With our understanding of our clients’ existing organisational framework and governance structures, we are able to advise senior management teams on how responsibility for ESG risks and opportunities should be mapped, managed and harnessed across the institution.