Tom Gosling appointed to FCA advisory committee

The LBS Executive Fellow of Finance joins the regulatory authority’s new ESG Advisory Committee

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London Business School Executive Fellow of Finance Tom Gosling has been appointed to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) new ESG Advisory Committee.

The announcement follows an earlier agreement by the FCA Board to create an ESG board to assist the body fulfil its responsibilities in that field. The UK Government has expressed an expectation that the FCA give consideration to “the Government’s commitment to achieve a net-zero economy by 2050 when advancing (their) objectives.”

According to the FCA, “the committee will support the Board in executing oversight of ESG-related issues relevant to the FCA as a corporate entity and as a regulator.”

The Committee will also offer guidance on ESG-related issues and topics to the FCA Board and offer views on the development of the body’s ESG strategy.

Tom Gosling said: “I’m looking forward to working with my fellow committee members to provide any insights we can to help the FCA implement their ESG Strategy for the benefit of consumers and markets, having regard to the Government's net-zero and sustainable finance objectives.”

Other members of the advisory committee include:

  • Catherine Howarth OBE, Chief Executive, ShareAction
  • Desiree Fixler, Founder, RYSN Consulting and Chair, VentureESG
  • Tim Mohin, former Chief Sustainability Officer, Persefoni AI
  • Sonali Siriwardena, Partner and Global Head of ESG, Simmons and Simmons
  • Harald Walkate, Senior Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Finance & Private Wealth (CSP), University of Zurich

Incoming FCA Chair Ashley Alder will also sit on the Committee alongside non-Executive Directors and Director of ESG Sacha Sadan.