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ESG and the Role of Compliance
23 Nov 2022
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AFME, in collaboration with EY, is pleased to publish ‘ESG and the Role of Compliance’, which sets out observations on how compliance functions can support their firms in robustly and transparently managing the regulatory risks associated with Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG).


This discussion paper is intended to be practical, to support the thinking and enable discussions within firms on shaping the role of compliance and ESG.


The observations and considerations in this report have been prepared through a questionnaire and interview-based format with AFME members covering seven themes around the topic of how compliance functions address ESG, including: strategy, organisation and coverage, compliance risk management framework, systems and capabilities, regulatory environment, data and key performance/key risk indicators.


The report is structured into four sections:

  1. Defining the role of compliance in ESG
  2. How firms are addressing the immediate priority risks
  3. The longer-term infrastructure changes which will be required
  4. Key considerations for compliance moving forward