Linklaters Funds ESG Academy 2023

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Linklaters Funds ESG Academy programme for 2023. Designed to offer a deeper understanding of key regulatory areas within the ESG funds space, the Academy provides an opportunity to expand both your professional knowledge and your network.

All events will be held in person at Linklaters' headquarters, One Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8HQ.

February 2023

The Importance of ESG Funds

Thursday 23 February 2023

16:30-18:30 GMT

Julia Vergauwen, Anisha Desor, Monica WadekarAmanda Ong

During this session we will provide an overview of ESG fund developments and recent regulatory developments. We welcome you to join us for refreshments at the end of the session.

March 2023

Structuring a Sustainable Fund

Tuesday 7 March 2023

09:00-11:00 GMT


Nick Stockdale, Partner & Head of Europe, Infrastructure Debt, QIC

Dillon Anderiesz, Associate Director, Macquarie Asset Management

Akash Mukerji, Manager, Legal, CPP Investments

Join us to hear from your peers (both fund managers and institutional investors), who will provide real life examples including successes and challenges faced.

May 2023

Greenwashing – the causes and solutions

Tuesday 16 May 2023

09:00-11:00 BST 

Julia VergauwenRebecca BurtonClaire Rogers & Anisha Desor

The session will review the background to greenwashing, the measures taken by the UK and EU regulators and practical solutions that can be taken to address associated risks.

July 2023

A Day in the Life of an In-house Counsel

Tuesday 4 July 2023

09:00-11:00 BST 


Katherine Scott, Division Director – Sustainability Legal Counsel, Macquarie Asset Management

David Lazell, Assistant General Counsel, Hines

Altaf Cassam, Managing Director – Head of Compliance Advisory, Baring Asset Management

Jenny Lee, Managing Director – International Legal Counsel, iCapital

We will hear the views of in-house counsel in relation to the practicalities of implementation of ESG within their own organisations.

September 2023

Horizon Scanning – what lies ahead

Thursday 21 September 2023

09:00-11:00 BST 

Rahul ManvatkarBreda Loughnane, Kinnar Patel, Monica Wadekar

With so many ongoing changes within the political and economic environment, what developments can we expect to see over the next 12 months that will impact the market and, therefore, the creation, management of and investment into ESG funds? Join us for the upcoming Funds ESG Academy series session to explore more.

November 2023

Funds ESG Academy 2023 Closing Ceremony

Thursday 16 November 2023

16:30-18:30 GMT