Contributed by the ITFA Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)

ITFA is delighted to update you on the research that is being conducted to assess risks to the trade finance sector associated with sustainability and ESG regulations. This important piece of research is being conducted by Dr. Rebecca Harding and is looking specifically at the need to work with regulators to define the capital requirements and capital at risk from the EU Taxonomy, pending Supply Chain Acts and other emerging ESG regulatory frameworks.

You may already have been contacted by Rebecca for a semi-structured interview to discuss with you the key factors that are driving your organisation’s approach to the regulation of sustainability. The goal of these interviews is to understand members’ perspectives on ESG regulation so that we really capture the needs of the industry in the report. We are also conducting an ESG survey to unpack what ITFA members are doing in relation to sustainability. This is research that is intended to capture the needs of members in relation to regulatory conversations, and to develop a tool box around the reporting, supervisory and monitoring/mitigation requirements of emerging regulations. The more information you give us, the more we can work for you to advocate and educate!

We will be running a webinar to give you the full results of this first piece of work on the 22nd of May 2023 and look forward to seeing you there. More details to follow in due course! Meanwhile, do engage with Rebecca directly ( if you would like to input into the research and haven’t done already.

If you have any questions or in the event you have not received the survey and would like to participate, we kindly invite you to send us an email on

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