March 3, 2022 


The ITFA Northern European Regional Committee (NERC)  is organizing a physical event on Thursday 3rd March 2022 in London.

The event, which is open to ITFA members only, will consist of a seminar which will start at 3.30 pm, followed by a drinks reception from 6.00 pm onwards.

The event will focus on the theme of ESG in Trade: The Way Forward. Following the recent establishment of ITFA’s ESG Committee, the seminar will provide an introduction to ITFA’s approach to ESG, together with insights into how ESG is expected to shape the trade finance market going forward.


3.30 – 3.35pm:   Welcome and Introduction
3.35 – 3.50pm: ITFA’s ESG Committee: Mission, Scope and Plans – Johanna Wissing – ITFA ESG Committee Chair
3.50 – 4.20pm: Avoiding the regulatory quagmire: validating, measuring and accrediting ESG – Rebecca Harding – CEO, Coriolis Technologies
4.20 – 5.00pm: Setting common standards for sustainable trade and trade finance: presentation and discussion of the ICC’s consultation paper – Ravi Hanspal – Partner, BCG and Tomasch Kubiak – Policy manager, ICC Banking Commission
5.00 – 5.15pm: Tea/Coffee Break
5.15 – 5.55pm: Panel Discussion: How will ESG shape the trade finance market going forward?

  • Moderator: Rebecca Harding – CEO, Coriolis Technologies
  • Panel speakers: Zoe VanderWolk – Head of Sustainability, ETF Partners, Shona Tatchell – CEO, Halo Trade. Other panelists still to be confirmed

5.55 – 6.10 pm: Q&A and closing remarks

6.15 – 8.30 pm: Networking drinks & canapes