Financial Sector

Our financial sector clients are of primary importance to greening the structure, function and dynamics of the global economy. Stakeholders demand positive behaviours of financial organisations, and this momentum is reflected in international and regional agreements such as the Paris Agreement and the EU Green Deal.

ELS Europe plays a leading role in the strategic development of products and services that are aligned with sustainability policy, principles, and technical criteria. Our experience includes the EU Sustainable Finance Strategy, the EU Taxonomy and international equivalent tools and regulations. Our solutions help to ensure that sustainable finance objectives meet strategic goals, have clear thresholds, and comply with disclosure requirements.

Our expertise is applied to all major asset classes, helping to increase public and private market capital flows into sustainable organisations and projects.


ELS Europe’s financial sector clients include:

  • Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Investment Management Firms, Fund Managers and Financial Advisors
  • Insurers and Reinsurers
  • Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) such as Equity Funds, Exchange Traded Funds and Bond Funds
  • Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) such as Real Estate Funds, Private Equity or SME Loan Funds, Venture Capital Funds and Infrastructure Funds
  • Public Pension Funds and Corporate Occupational Pension Funds
  • Foundations and Endowments
  • Social Entrepreneurship Funds (such as EuSEF entities), and
  • Financial Centres, Trade Associations, Federations and Institutions

We support the performance of initial mapping of risk exposures, helping you to allocate responsibilities within your organisation and set initial key performance and risk indicators.


We conduct materiality assessments, advise on deployment of operational tools and more, in response to the evolving demands of regulators and your customers.

We are uniquely positioned through our knowledge of regional and national supervisory and prudential requirements, coupled with our practical approach and experience in strategic positioning and reporting. We can assist you in solving key challenges through efficient and reliable sustainability risk management, supporting clear outcomes and deliverables including:

Developing a sustainability strategy that is robustly linked to our clients’ business models with suitable forward looking KPI’s and data governance procedures.

Conducting materiality assessments for interoperable climate, environmental and social risks and opportunities.

Evaluation of strategic, operational, market, and credit risks, as well as other liabilities.

Establishing good governance on risk appetite, such as preparation of a risk inventory, key risk indicators, and development of a risk appetite statement.

Developing a company-wide sustainability risk management framework that supports capital adequacy assessments through the quantification of risks.

Implementation of good sustainability-related practices such as for investment processes and portfolio monitoring to manage identified risks, and avail of opportunities.