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On-Demand Webcast:
The SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation

Navigating the Past, Present, and Future

With the rise in popularity of ESG investing, investment firms have been left to navigate the proliferation of voluntary non-governmental standards that have filled the vacuum left by the absence of regulation. The current market fragmentation, opacity, and a heterogeneity in quality between and among the voluntary standards and associated offerings all heighten the risk of greenwashing.

As a result, EU policy drivers have developed regulatory standards that require investment firms to demonstrate the provenance of their ESG claims with robust data and analytic disclosures. Two of the most recent ones are the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which mandates investment firms undertake ESG risk analysis and publish product- and firm-level ESG disclosures, and the Taxonomy Regulation, which requires investments to be assessed according to strict criteria before being labeled environmentally sustainable.

Download our webcast to hear from FactSet’s Vanessa Barnett (Global Head of ESG), Nels Ylitalo (Director of Product Strategy, Regulatory Solutions), and Adam Salvatori (Global Head of ESG Client Solutions and Research), as they dive into the past, present, and future of the EU’s SFDR and Taxonomy Regulation, including timings of various measures and analysis on how they’ll impact the investment community even further.

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Speakers

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Vanessa Barnett

SVP, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance

FactSet

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Nels Ylitalo

VP, Director of Product Strategy, Regulatory Solutions

FactSet

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Adam Salvatori

Global Head of ESG Client Solutions and Research

FactSet

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Vanessa Barnett

SVP, Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance | FactSet

Ms. Vanessa Barnett is Senior Vice President, Global Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance at FactSet. In this role, she is responsible for FactSet's overall ESG content strategy, working closely with Product Strategy teams across the enterprise to meet the evolving and complex client demand for industry-leading ESG solutions. Prior to this role, she spent eleven years at Dow Jones & Company where she was the head of product strategy for the global Dow Jones Newswires product line. Ms. Barnett earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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Nels Ylitalo

VP, Director of Product Strategy, Regulatory Solutions | FactSet

Mr. Nels Ylitalo is Director of Product Strategy for Regulatory Solutions at FactSet. Previously, he worked in signals intelligence in the United States Navy prior to attending law school at Yale where he earned a JD in 2007. Following law school, he was a corporate/M&A attorney representing VC and PE funds as well as corporate clients in M&A transactions. Mr. Ylitalo’s portfolio covers a broad range of financial services regulations with a current focus on buy-side regulatory requirements and challenges, globally.

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Adam Salvatori

Global Head of ESG Client Solutions and Research | FactSet

Mr. Adam Salvatori is the Global Head of ESG Client Solutions and Research at FactSet. In this role, he leads a client-facing team of financial quants, data scientists, UX designers, and engineers that work alongside clients to find solutions to their hardest ESG integration challenges. Prior, he was the Chief Solutions Officer at Truvalue Labs, served as Global Head of Commodities Systematic Trading Strategies at Goldman Sachs, and was the Co-Founder of the Financial Products division at Kensho. He was one of the first industry practitioners to leverage AI to create indices and co-invented the 4IR new economies sector classification system, and began his career as a mainframe cryptographic security engineer at IBM where he was awarded a patent for his work. Mr. Salvatori earned a dual B.S. degree in both Computer Science and Business Administration with a minor in Mathematics from the University at Albany.

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