ESG Risk and Regulatory Compliance


ESG Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Transforming your business to embrace a sustainable future

Against the backdrop of climate change and a myriad of social issues, sustainability has rightfully risen high on the regulatory agenda. Our Sustainability offering supports financial services firms in assessing and implementing upcoming and existing sustainability regulation and integrate sustainability in the overall risk and control framework.

Society and regulators increasingly require financial institutions to act more responsibly towards the environment, social issues, and their own governance. As a result, regulatory agendas worldwide are shifting to promote a transition to a more responsible and sustainable economy.

In Europe, the European Commission has developed a broad Sustainable Finance Action Plan (SFAP) that aims to reorient capital flows towards sustainable investments, integrate sustainability into risk management and foster transparency and long-termism in financial activity. Among several other regulatory requirements, SFAP introduces sustainability-related disclosure requirements through the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), a taxonomy setting out a list of sustainable activities through the EU Taxonomy, and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) embedment in the updated MiFID II framework.

While these developments are a leap forward towards a sustainable economy, they also generate increased concerns regarding compliance risk management. Tight regulatory implementation timelines, limited ESG knowledge and awareness, data challenges to demonstrate ESG performance, limited availability of industry best practices, and continually evolving regulatory guidance and market standards remain key challenges for financial institutions.

Your trusted advisor in Sustainability Compliance Risk Management

At Deloitte, we understand that regulatory response to complex new initiatives rarely requires a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all-approach. We therefore offer our tailor-made offerings that provide insight in the possibilities and tools we have developed to minimize sustainability risks. Whether your reason for action is triggered directly from a letter received by the supervisor or results from a change in strategy, we will be able to provide the desired support.

Some examples of the support we can provide:

  • Integrating ESG in the overall risk management framework
  • Embedding ESG data collection in your existing KYC/CDD framework
  • Integrating ESG in the credit / investment process including suitability assessments and product governance
  • Monitoring and assessing for impact existing and emerging sustainable finance regulations
  • Embedding ESG in existing risk practices and policy house
  • Creating inspiring and impactful sustainability learning journeys to increase knowledge


Elisabeth Huige – van de Loo

Elisabeth Huige – van de Loo


Within Regulatory Risk, I am leading the Sustainability proposition in the FSI domain. In addition, I have expertise in Client Integrity and a focus on Insurers. Overall, I have over 13 years of exper... More

Komal Ali

Komal Ali


Komal is driven by helping her clients responsibly and successfully navigate the transition to a sustainable economy and world. She has extensive knowledge and experience in regulatory risk management... More