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Carbon neutral

ESG: the risks and opportunities

During September and October, our event series will enable better understanding of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk.

IFRS 9: the dog that barked too much?

When IAS 39 was replaced by IFRS 9 on 1 January 2018, it was perhaps little lamented, writes Steven Hall, Partner, Financial Services Risk Consulting, KPMG and Nicholas Mead, Director, KPMG. In a financial crisis that had manifold causes, some laid at least part of the blame for the 2008 meltdown on the ‘incurred loss’ provision model in IAS39 – inadequate, too little too late, or simply the dog that didn’t bark.

The key to navigating a hard market

The hard market is here to stay. But new opportunities are still available – here’s how industry veterans spotted the potential for an insurance start-up, raising $1.1bn on the London Stock Exchange in December.

Unfavourable demographics to worry about

Populations are getting older. And, in economic terms, they are not growing older gracefully. In doing so they are creating problems says David Smith, Economics Editor for the Sunday Times in his monthly editorial for the Financial Services Faculty.

The gender pension gap

Ros Urwin is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the gender pension gap, a problem that is related to the gender pay gap but has its own, negative characteristics.

Climate change in a nutshell

Essential viewing for financial services professionals starts next month with the first three of six webinars from ICAEW, for those who want to get up to speed on climate change, writes Brian Cantwell.

Webinars and virtual events

Did you know you get specialised webinars as part of your ICAEW Financial Services membership? With topics ranging from IFRS17, Climate Change, and opportunities to hear direct from UK regulators such as the FRC, FCA or the Bank of England.

Upcoming features

Date and time Webinar title Accessibility and cost  Booking 
06 October 11:00 - 12:00 ESG risk series - Risk: How does climate risk fit into firms’ overall risk management? How do we turn the project into business as usual?  Complimentary to alI ICAEW, FS Faculty members and Sustainability & Climate Change Community BOOK YOUR PLACE 
13 October 11:00 - 12:00 ESG risk series - Reporting: Does reporting satisfy investor expectation? How do we achieve consistent and comparable reporting? Complimentary to alI ICAEW, FS Faculty members and Sustainability & Climate Change Community BOOK YOUR PLACE
20 October 11:00 - 12:00  ESG risk series - Assurance: The assurance of reported ESG information. How do we ensure that the information disclosed is relevant and reliable? What framework assurance can be provided against? What are the chances of convergence?  Complimentary to alI ICAEW, FS Faculty members and Sustainability & Climate Change Community BOOK YOUR PLACE 

See the full list of available events and webinars.

On-demand webinars and recordings

Date and time of event Webinar title Access your learning
Multiple during September 2021 and October 2021 

ESG Risk Series
Topics discussed will follow the science-data-risk-reporting-assurance theme. This will enable you, the audience, to treat the series as an introduction to ESG principles and requirements and appreciate all the challenges of meeting them. 

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26 May 2021 LIBOR Transition: The Regulators' View
This webinar is a fantastic opportunity to hear direct from the FCA and the Bank of England, on their perspective of LIBOR. Ideally suited to SMEs, but for all those involved in LIBOR 
Watch and listen here
01 March 2021

CASS Audits 2021 (membership only)
Exclusive to ICAEW Financial Services members, this webinar gives a high-level run through of all you need to know regarding the CASS rules. Perfect for those planning for their CASS audit as well as practitioners preparing for their clients.

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11 February 2021
COVID-19: A scientific perspective - looking to the future
Brought to you by the ICAEW Financial Services Faculty, this webinar provides a conversation with Professor Peter Piot of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Special Advisor on COVID-19 Research & Innovation.
Watch here

See the full list of on-demand webinars and recordings.

Female student and professional

LIBOR Transition: are you ready?

The use of LIBOR as a reference rate in loan agreements or derivatives will no longer be allowed from 2021. We outline the things all businesses need to do now to prepare for the end of LIBOR. Find out what you need to know.

Culture and purpose in financial services

Inspiring confidence

ICAEW's Inspiring Confidence campaign explores the issues affecting consumers and financial services providers in a rapidly changing world.

Banks, insurers and investment managers play vitally important roles within society, to encourage economic development and allow individuals and businesses to save, invest, insure and make payments. We must have confidence in them. Responsible providers, responsible consumers, better regulation and better information underpin this confidence.

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