Our event will focus on the challenges faced by businesses seeking to meet their ESG obligations.
About this event:
Meeting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) obligations is one of the most urgent challenges facing communities worldwide and the business community is no exception.
To manage these obligations successfully businesses require an ESG framework that touches every aspect of the way they operate to ensure practices are optimised for a sustainable future – economic as well as environmentally, socially and in terms of its governance.
It is important to place equal emphasis on the ‘E’, the ‘S’ and the ‘G’ because experience has demonstrated that the three elements are highly interconnected and mutually beneficial to each other’s objective gains.
At this event we welcome a panel of business leaders all of whom share a passion for the environment and sustainability. Each is responsible for ESG within their business, and you will see they are from a diverse range of business types and sizes. During the course of the discussions they will each share their stories and offer practical and commercial advice to help you take the first or the next steps in your ESG journey.
Finally, we will end with a Q&A session where you will have an opportunity to direct your questions to our presenters.
About the FD event:
Our mission is to help finance professionals continue their personal development by drawing on the expertise of technical finance specialists, keynote speakers and through peer-to-peer learning and networking.
Who should attend?:
CFOs, Finance Directors and Senior Financial Controllers of businesses based across Merseyside.
Arrive at 8.00am for breakfast buns, tea/coffee and networking. At 8.30am we will have the panel discussion followed by a Q&A session. The event will close at 10.00am.
Matt Jolley, Head of ESG, Barclays
Matt is Head of ESG Origination within the Corporate Bank at Barclays, driving the development of new green and sustainable products and solutions, and supporting front office and origination teams with client engagement on ESG and sustainability topics. Matt has worked in banking for over 20 years across Australia and the UK in a variety of leadership, client coverage and debt finance roles. He has been with Barclays for the last 10 years, and prior to moving to his current role in 2020 he was Head of Asia, Middle East & Africa Subsidiary coverage in International Corporate Banking.
Stephen Painter, Managing Director, Hemsec Manufacturing Ltd
Stephen Painter is Managing Director at Hemsec, a leading insulated panel manufacturer in Liverpool. For many years, Stephen supported leading organisations within the banking industry as a Business Analyst to ensure efficiency in their processes, products, services, and systems. Stephen then spent 13 years running his profitable consultancy, which specialised in the provision of business advice & guidance to design professionals of all disciplines.
In 2021, Stephen was appointed as Managing Director at Hemsec where he has successfully developed a robust Executive team, whilst defining and implementing the business’s corporate strategy. Stephen has a distinct passion for people and culture and is an advocate for sustainable and responsible growth.
Richard Davies, CEO, Hattons Model Railways
Richard is CEO and majority shareholder of Hattons, a specialist retailer of scale models, established in Liverpool in 1946. Hattons has a turnover of £12m, with over 80% of their revenue generated from their website. Richard has worked for Hattons since 1999, initially building their website from scratch, and orchestrating their growth from a family business with 6 employees, to an award winning and acclaimed e-commerce brand, with over 75 staff and locations in USA and Europe, as well as a large order fulfilment location in the Northwest.
Fiona Armstrong, Group People Director, LCap
Fiona joined the LCap Group in June 2022, as Group People Director, responsible for planning and leading the strategic activities and goals for their people function. As part of her role, Fiona leads and delivers the LCap Group people agenda ensuring all businesses are equipped with the tools and competencies to perform at the very highest level.
Fiona has significant experience in change management and leading diverse teams across multiple disciplines. Bringing an accomplished human resources career with the largest luxury house of brands – Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, Fiona led HR teams (both UK and internationally) across a portfolio of brands including TAG Heuer, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, DeBeers, Bvlgari and others. Fiona has also held previous roles in leading commercial teams giving her a unique insight into equipping and driving teams to deliver growth.
Matt Moreland, Sustainability Director, Pura
Matt is an engineer, senior business leader and sustainability enthusiast. At Pura, Matt is a member of the leadership team, helping to drive the direction of the company. Key achievements at Pura include becoming a B CorpTM, achieving Carbon Neutrality as a business, and kicking off a Nappy Recycling trial in Bristol. Additionally, Matt is responsible for new product development and R&D, working closely with Pura’s supply chain partners.
Prior to working at Pura, Matt supported organisations across sectors as a strategy and sustainability consultant at PA Consulting.