The Rise of Open Banking
and Sustainable Investment

THURSDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2023

clock3PM GMT | 9AM CST | 10AM EST | 7AM PST

stopwatch50 MINUTES

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    About The Webinar

    Do you play a critical role in spearheading innovation in your financial services business? Are you or your team responsible for driving your organisations ESG initiatives? Do you work in the financial services sector?

    If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then this event is for you.
    With innovative technology and sustainable investment taking centre stage, staying informed can help you navigate the market with confidence.

    Host and Speakers

    Chirag Thakral

    Head of Banking & Capital Markets at Capgemini Research Institute for Financial Services

    Chirag is the Head of Banking & Capital Markets at Capgemini Research Institute for Financial Services. He has over 16 years of experience as a strategy and thought leadership professional with in-depth financial services, professional services, and FinTech industry expertise. He has consistently represented Capgemini as a spokesperson in Banking with clients and leading media houses.

    Sam Mamudi

    Director, Head of Editorial, BlackRock Alternatives

    With a demonstrated history of operating in the financial services industry with brands such as Bloomberg and Euromoney. Sam is highly skilled in business journalism and communications, editing and writing, and management and leadership. Known in the industry as a strong finance professional with a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford, he drives platform content strategy for BlackRock’s alternatives business whilst overseeing editorial and publishing for private markets thought leadership.

    Rachael Kinsella (Host)

    Editor in Chief

    Rachael has specialized in professional and financial services editorial, business development, marketing and communications since 2003. An enthusiastic advocate of the power of thought leadership, she thrives on the challenge of forming and delivering creative concepts and content from complex data and themes, bringing unique ideas and perspectives to life. Highlights include leading and crafting thought leadership programs for global superbrands, including the flagship financial regulation series at KPMG International and Corporate Financier magazine at the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty.

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      What You Will Learn

      Ethical Investment in Financial Services
      How does customer-centricity factor in with the
      financial services sectors’ ESG goals.

      Is Open Banking the Future?
      What is driving sustainability, regulatory and
      legislative measures, and the new technologies
      powering open banking.

      How Can Sustainable Technology Revolutionize the Sector?
      Should financial firms revise their business
      models and what are the emerging tech trends?

      Did you know?

      Nearly 50% believe sustainability will drive new customers.

      Just over one-third (37%) believed enough was being done, while only 18% believed not enough was being done to finance sustainable development and practices.

      57% of financial services professionals believe governments need to do a better job of supporting sustainability initiatives.

      36% thought that competitor financial institutions, from banks to hedge funds, lacked the resources to become sustainable and that they are still managing the short-term impacts of COVID-19.

      45% of financial services professionals said cost was the biggest barrier to adopting more sustainable strategies.

      Source: How Sustainable is Financial Services?, iResearch Services, 2021

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