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A Paradigm Shift: Sustainability in Finance

 Monday 2 December 2019


This event is taking place:

Date: Monday 2 December 2019
Where:  The London Institute of Banking & Finance, 8th Floor Peninsular House, 36 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8LJ, United Kingdom
Times: 08.00-17.00

Understand the business case for implementing sustainability into your daily financial transactions and decision making and be aware of the strategies and tools available to transact sustainably. This workshop will focus on:

  • Understanding Sustainability and what this entails for a bank
  • The drivers for change and the response from the financial community
  • How financial institutions and their methods of working influence effective sustainability
  • The impact of sustainability on the financial community, now and in the future

Who should attend?

Middle and Senior Managers in all financial organisations who are creating, implementing and governing sustainable awareness and sustainable financing solutions.

Fees and registration:

  • Members: £390
  • Non-members early bird (before 15 November 2019): £390
  • Non-members: £490
  • Registration fee includes all learning materials, lunch and refreshments

                                                                                                                          Register your place



Emma Farthing - Director, Quarter Penny Consulting Ltd

Emma Farthing trained as a hydrogeologist (MSc) and has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental consulting. 

Emma is a co-Director of independent consultants Quarter Penny Consulting Ltd, established in 2017.  Prior to this Emma was a Senior Partner at ERM (2013-2017), Global Lead of EHS Risk Management at WSP Environment and Energy (2010-2-12) and a Partner at ENVIRON (2000 – 2010).  Her early career was with Dames & Moore (now Aecom) 1990-2000 where she lived and worked in the UK, USA and Benelux.  Emma is a trained ISO14001 auditor and recently completed a certificate in Social Impact Assessment with the University of Strathclyde. 

Emma’s consulting expertise is in ESG due diligence auditing, compliance & liability assessments; sustainable finance; environmental management systems and capacity training; and corporate sustainability strategies.

Emma has worked extensively with industrial and commercial clients in a variety of sectors including ports and airports, mining, steel, metals processing, packaging, petroleum, chemical, pharmaceutical, electronic and telecommunications, automotive, and food. She has also been consultant to various law firms, private equity firms and financing banks in the context of due diligence assignments. Ms. Farthing has completed numerous environmental projects in the UK, the USA, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, Croatia, Egypt and Israel, India, Nigeria and Zambia.

Anne Maria Cronin – Director, Quarter Penny Consulting Ltd.

Anne Maria Cronin has over 25 years of experience working in sustainable financing and responsible investment within the financial sector in emerging markets primarily in banking and private equity. Anne Maria is a co-Director of independent consultants Quarter Penny Consulting Ltd (QPC), established in 2017. 

Before joining QPC she was Associate Director in the Environmental and Sustainability Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). As the Financial Institutions Sector Lead she worked closely with EBRD partner financial institutions (banks and private equity funds).

Anne Maria was responsible for developing sustainability strategies, policy and procedures, environmental and social risk management systems, providing training and capacity building to FIs based on International Financial Institutions FI) standards such as those of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Equator Principles. 


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