ESG Landscape for the Financial Services Sector

Seminar – The Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Landscape for the Financial Services Sector

Aims and Objectives:
Today’s business world is dynamic, global and governed by new priorities, such as the changing needs and requirements of various stakeholders; regulation requiring tougher disclosures on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues; climate change-related impacts affecting an organisation via increased insurance and operating costs; or social and governance issues requiring organisations to become more diverse, accountable and transparent. As a result, organisations,regardless of size, industry and location, are increasingly required to provide sustainability-related information to respond to these priorities.
By the end of the seminar, participants will gain an understanding of the current ESG reporting requirements for the financial services sector, the voluntary reporting landscape on ESG, how to identify and manage sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities, and examples of actions to implement to improve an organisation’s ESG performance.

Topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to ESG issues and the ESG regulatory framework for the financial services sector
  • The voluntary ESG landscape: standards, frameworks, ranking and ratings
  • The identification and management of sustainability impacts, risks and opportunities via gap analysis, double materiality assessment and strategy development
  • The use of training and technological tools in this space
  • Practical actions to improve ESG performance
  • Real-life case studies of organisations taking action
  • Future ESG trends

Participants’ Profile:

This seminar is addressed to employees in the sustainability/ESG teams, compliance and risk officers, customer relationship officers (lending officers), internal auditors and senior management of organisations in the financial services sector.

Speaker: Christina Tsiarta

Mrs Christina Tsiarta is a consultant specializing in sustainability, ESG and climate change advisory services. With a career spanning over 15 years, Mrs Tsiarta has worked at various sustainability consultancies based in London, UK and Nicosia, Cyprus and since mid-2022, has been offering advisory services on sustainability, ESG and climate change as a freelancer.

Over the course of her career, Mrs Tsiarta has successfully delivered projects spanning from policy development to operational reforms, due diligence and reporting to municipalities, government agencies and EU Directorates General, as well as the private sector across borders and industries (e.g. banking, finance, auditing, tax advisory, HORECA, logistics, distribution, real estate, construction). She is also an experienced trainer and executive coach.

Mrs Tsiarta holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a PRINCE2TM certified project manager, a certified trainer by the HRDA and a Practitioner Member of IEMA. Mrs Tsiarta also holds certifications from the
ACCA in sustainability for finance, as well as certifications on implementing various standards (i.e. 2021 GRI standards; ISO 26000 on social responsibility; ISO 14001 on environmental management systems; EU’s EMAS; and ISO 20212 on sustainable events).

Seminar Details:

  • Date: Wednesday February 7th, 2024
  • Time: 10.00-12.30 (Q&A session from 12.00-12.30)
  • Platform: Zoom (virtual participation only)
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 2 hours/CPD Units/Certificate awarded
  • Cost: €100 plus VAT
  • The Seminar is not subsidized by HRDA

Registration/ Contact Details:

Please use the Registration Form here
For more information and registrations, please contact Cyprus Institute of Financial Services (CIFS):

  • Phone: +35799515846 / +35799496452
  • Email:;


Feb 07 2024


10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Online Course
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