Industry Practices

Financial Services
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Financial Services

The Financial Services Practice works with banks, asset managers, insurance companies and private equity firms

The Practice also works with legal firms, and consultancies supporting Financial Services businesses.

Governance, Risk and Compliance

We recognise that many financial services institutions, as a result of the fallout from the financial crisis and under intense scrutiny from financial regulators, are focussing on their Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategies.  However, there may be limited capabity to approach these functions from a sustainability risk management perspective, and incorporate environmental and social factors into mainstream decision making.

Visit Wilbury Partners , our sister company that specialises in Legal and GRC appointments.

Sustainabilty Challenges

At the same time, financial services firms are also engaging with a number of emerging sustainability challenges such as climate change, environmental liability, resource constraints and population growth.  Organisations assess the risk impacts of sustainability issues on the business and capitalise on the opportunities presented, satisfying stakeholders that sustainability risks are being addressed.

Organisations in the financial services sector have vital roles as they respond to climate change drivers and support the development of renewable energy and clean technology products and services.  Investment banks provide capital-raising and advisory services.  Insurance firms are creating new insurance products and developing expertise in loss prevention, underwriting, claims management and services promoting public awareness.  

For private equity houses there must be consideration of sustainability issues at acquisition, holding and exit of a portfolio company.  Investors are looking for more sustainable propositions for their strategies, and are aware of reputational risks of non-compliance with regulation such as CRC (The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme).

Wilbury Stratton engagement

We talk to mid-senior level executives, at or near Board level, in areas including:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Project Finance
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • Socially Responsible Investment (SRI)

The practice has a global reach, working on international mandates with colleagues in New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong and London.

Recent assignments include:

  • Group & UK Environment & Reporting CR Manager: UK Insurance Group
  • Director of Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance: Investment Bank
  • Head of Community:  UK Banking Group

 

Click below to contact one of our specialist consultants in this practice.

financialservices@wscl.com

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