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AFB Virtual Seminar: Understanding the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

This virtual seminar hosted by EY will provide members with an update on the implementation requirements of the EU’s Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD) and the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS).

The session will first provide a recap of the timeline, legal entity scoping and key concepts of the CSRD focusing on how the CSRD will impact non-UK banks operating in the UK.  

The session will then look at how a typical programme can achieve compliance with the CSRD, utilising a combination of initial assessment, implementation procedures and disclosures.

The team at EY will also give an insight into how financial services firms are progressing based on EY’s market benchmarking on CSRD mobilisation. They will also comment on the key challenges surrounding CSRD and how they are being tackled by firms.

Who should attend?

This seminar will be beneficial to those working within Finance, Risk, Compliance and Legal functions.


Richard Walsh

Richard is the Climate Change and Sustainability Service assurance lead in our Financial Services practice. He has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, including 3 years at a Tier 1 US investment bank and 3 years at a global retail bank. As well as leading sustainability assurance, he has significant experience across prudential regulation, transaction due diligence and corporate governance as well as process re-engineering and improvement.

Katie Henry

Katie is a Director in the EY UK Sustainable Finance Transformation team and has experience delivering end-to-end EU Taxonomy and CSRD programmes for global banks. In addition, she has co-authored several industry publications including with AFME and the IIGCC.


Cost:        Included in AFB membership (no fee)

Location:  Online via Teams

Date:        Wednesday 6 December 2023

Time:        09:00 – 10:15

There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the session, however, if you would like to submit a question before or have any specific questions or areas that you would like the session to address, please send them to the AFB at as soon as practicable. You will receive the joining link one week before the event.