PFS CPD Event - ESG Accord

The Exeter Court Hotel
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
9:30 am – 11:00 am
    • Lee Coates OBE, Co-Founder, ESG Accord
    • Elly Dowding, Co-Founder, ESG Accord

Session Overview

We designed our compliance framework to support advice firms striving to deliver best practice financial advice - this is advice that genuinely meets ALL client preferences. This means including ESG & Sustainability preferences as part of the process. Our framework aims to reduce risk loaded assumptions and it aligns advice & research with current PROD requirements.

Our framework structure recognises that many funds already have ESG & Sustainability metrics embedded even when they are not specifically marketed as ESG or Green Funds.

With this in mind, our framework spans client preferences across ALL funds - the whole investment space - as a spectrum.

Your compliance, ESG & Sustainability, in accord.

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be served on arrival.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the direction of regulatory travel for ESG and Sustainable Finance
  • Understand the need to undertake an immediate PROD and Target Market review
  • Understand the importance of updating existing a firm's advice process to accommodate sustainable finance preferences - asking the right questions
  • Understand how to build a robust compliance process to handle client ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ response to ESG and Sustainable Finance preference questions

Lee Coates OBE - ESG Accord Co-Founder, Strategic Development Consultant

Co-Founder Ethical Investors - 31 years running dealing exclusively in ethical and responsible investment advice.
Co-founder Ethical Screening in 1998 (online database for ethical, ESG, RI funds).
Launched Australia’s first animal-friendly Superannuation fund (Cruelty Free Super) in 2010.
Awarded OBE in 2011 for ‘services to ethical business and finance’.

Elly Dowding - ESG Accord Co-Founder, Director, Consultant

CFA UK ESG Certificate & Pension Transfer Specialist.
Independent Compliance Consultant, own company, post-sale Defined Benefit file reviews.
S.166; Tax & Trust planning, Offshore Bonds, Investments and Pension Income.
Wealth Development Manager, Key national accounts for L&G in the City.
Sales Manager for L&G, team of BDMs.
L&G Pensions and Investments Consultant.

  • The Kennford Room
  • The Exeter Court Hotel
  • Kennford
  • EX6 7UX

CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 1/2 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at

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