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Bank Governance and ESG Integration

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  • Duration
  • 8 hours
  • Programme
  • One-day programme
  • Study
  • Online
  • Fees
  • €290
  • Level
  • Executive Education
  • At a glance

    Welcome to the Bank Governance and ESG Integration Executive Education Programme.

    In response to the volume, complexity and myriad sources of ESG related regulation and guidelines, IOB has designed this one-day Executive Education Programme to support those charged with governance within credit institutions in navigating stakeholder expectations and in mainstreaming ESG and sustainable finance considerations into their governance frameworks.

    When is the programme?

    The online class will be delivered from 8am-5pm on 14 September 2022

    Download the Bank Governance and ESG Integration programme brochure

    Who should attend

    This programme has been designed for senior executives in credit institutions who are at the coal face of ESG integration. It would also be highly valuable to board members interested in a programme that pulls the key ESG strands together in a practical and accessible way.

    Learning objectives

    • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the drivers (NGO, legislative, regulatory, best practice) of the ESG agenda, stakeholder expectations and the related governance context within which credit institutions must operate;

    • To understand the terminology within this evolving governance paradigm;

    • To fully understand why the system of governance must be the driving force behind any environmental and societal and sustainable finance initatives;

    • To appreciate how strategic opportunities related to the EU Action Plan and environemental and societal aspects must be mainstreamed into an organisation's risk management framework including an understanding of the critical link between ESG risk, corporate risk appetite, strategy setting and capital;

    • To understand the relationship between ESG risks, bank balance sheets, stress tests and economic and regulatory capital requirements;

    • To understand the different economic scenarios driven by physical and transitionary risks from climate change over the next 30 years, and how they will impact capital in regulatory and internal stress tests (ICAAPs);

    • To be able to effectively participate in the wider disclosure on strategy incorporating environmental and societal considerations.


    Dr Margaret Cullen

    Dr Margaret Cullen

    Dr. Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal of Think Governance Ltd, is a specialist in the areas of corporate and investment fund governance. Margaret holds a PhD in governance from University College Dublin. Her doctoral research explored the role and effectiveness of boards of directors in investment fund governance. She is a published behavioural researcher with particular interest in board effectiveness, processes, dynamics and decision-making, board and corporate culture, stewardship and corporate social responsibility. Prior to commencing her doctoral research, Margaret worked for 12 years in the financial services industry where she gained significant experience in the areas of treasury management, investment fund regulation, compliance and risk management.

    Following completion of her doctoral research Margaret joined IOB as Director of Executive Education. She designed and ran the IOB’s Certified Bank Director and Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programmes from 2012. Margaret was the founding CEO and Academic Director of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute (CIFDI), a specialist institute of IOB which focuses on raising professional standards in investment fund governance through its CIFD Programme. Margaret taught investment fund governance on the programme for 8 years up to April 2020. She has co-authored several thought leadership publications on investment fund governance including Investment Fund Governance: Developing a Risk Based Oversight Framework (published by Deloitte) in 2015 and the Investment Fund Governance Toolkit in 2019.

    Margaret has been an assistant professor at the UCD Smurfit Business School since 2007 lecturing on the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance in the subject areas of executive remuneration and incentives, behavioural aspects of boards and, since 2020, on the responsibilities of the board, incorporating ESG. She is currently Co-Academic Director of IOB’s Certified Bank Director Programme on an associate basis and lectures bank governance on the programme. Margaret serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several financial services organisations. She has extensive board and board committee experience. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Fund Boards Council in the UK. She is also a Board Assessor with the Institute of Directors in Ireland.

    Kevin McConnell

    Kevin McConnell

    Over a career spanning 25 years in capital markets, Kevin has worked as a strategic advisor to a range of global institutions in the investment and banking industry, advising on Capital, Risk and Strategy. He currently works with a range of European and Emerging-market based banks, developing and testing capital resilience across economic and capital market scenarios. Kevin has also been an advisor to the retail banking sector over the past 12 years in the domestic Irish market, and has been commissioned on a number of occasions by the domestic industry for his work on Stress Testing, Capital Adequacy and Asset Quality. Kevin has also worked with a range of international banks and insurance companies engaged in Economics advisory, Regulatory Stress Testing and Credit/Asset Quality Due Diligence during the same period.

    Kevin is Deputy Chairman of the origination platform of one of the largest Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO) originators in Europe and is Chief Executive of GEM Strategic, a specialist bank consultancy firm, which provides economic advisory services to the banking sector under regulatory submissions for ICAAP, ILAAP and IFRS9 Scenario development. GEM also provides extensive support on bank due diligence on Asset Quality/ IFRS 9 and Capital Adequacy.

    He is a Senior Associate of Faculty, IOB Executive Education- Certified Bank Director (CBD) Programme since 2012. He was a member of Committee on Collective Investment Governance (CCIG) of Central Bank of Ireland which supported the development of CP86. He is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute.

    Kevin has presented to the European Central Bank, European Bank Authority and also extensively to national regulatory authorities on Bank Capital, Credit and IFRS9.

    He developed and delivers the Professional Diploma in Applied Alternative Investments programme for IOB, University College Dublin (UCD) and in Wealth/Asset Management on the MSc. in Finance, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Kevin has won multiple Teaching Excellence awards with TCD over the past decade.

    Kevin is a CFA charter-holder, and a former Registered Representative of both the London and Dublin stock markets, and was a Registered Stockbroker while working in the investment banking industry.

    Duration and Delivery

    The programme will be delivered online via Zoom.


    The programme fee is €290 which includes the reading list, one-day in the virtual classroom, soft copies of programme materials and programme certification.

    To express an interest or enrol

    Please see buttons at the top of the screen. Please note that you must be a current member of IOB, or become a member to undertake this programme. Those new to IOB can avail of a free trial membership by clicking on the 'Join' button.

    Certificate of completion

    Participants who successfully complete the programme will be awarded with the Bank Governance and ESG Integration certificate by IOB.


    Select a day for more information on the curriculum on that day:

    Programme Overview

    8am - Introduction, Meet and Greet

    8.05am to 12pm - Module 1: ESG legislative, regulatory and stakeholder context for banks

    12pm to 1pm - Lunch

    1pm to 5pm - Module 2: ESG Risks, bank balance sheets, stress tests and economic and regulatory capital requirements (This module will incorporate a refresher on the capital stack and CRD V requirements)

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