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The SEC “Climate Disclosure Rule” – Measuring and Disclosing GHG Emissions

Introduction   In our previous blog, we took a look at the financial disclosures required of the SEC’s proposed rule “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors” 1 (the “Climate Disclosure Rule”).  In addition to climate related financial disclosures, the Climate…

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Climate Stress Testing and Scenario Analysis: A Primer

Over the previous year and a half, regulators in the UK and EU have embarked on climate stress tests for financial institutions, following similar exercises lead by central banks in the Netherlands (DeNederlandscheBank) and France (Bank of France/ACPR). Most recently, the United…

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Strategic Risk Decision Making by the Board of Directors through Risk Reporting

As risk is inherently unpredictable, the Board of Directors (BOD) and those charged with governance need to have timely and adaptable data, capable of depicting current risks affecting the lines of business they govern. Naturally, as discrete risk events such as inflation,…

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Crypto sustainability incentivization - addressing renewable deficiencies and overabundance

In Part Three of this series, we explored the identification of cryptocurrency red flags and how the financial industries’ regulatory environment protecting the consumer is not always in their best interest. In this blog, we analyze the challenges and best practices of indirect cryptocurrency…

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Regulating the crypto bid to frame and game the ecosystem

In Part Two of this series, we explored evolving privacy risks of universally accessible metadata and the dangers of centralized authorities. In this blog, we explore the identification of financial crimes red flags and how the financial industries’ regulatory environment protecting the…

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Leveraging Cognitive Capabilities to Create Value in Your GRC Processes

In our initial blogs we theorized that Intelligent Automation (IA) and, specifically Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (AI), would be essential in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) programs to seek long term success and sustainability.  Before this can occur, the areas in which…

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Children’s Privacy – Likely a New Wave of Privacy Regulations

Laws and regulations reflect and promote societal values. The rapidly evolving legal and regulatory scrutiny around the processing (e.g., collection, use, storage, and sale) of children’s data is a direct response to consumer sentiment in support of increased privacy protections for children…

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Embedding ESG into Enterprise Risk Management: How to Assess Maturity and Determine Materiality (part 1 of 5)

Introduction   Despite the increasingly recognized importance of ESG to decision-makers, most organizations have limited internal infrastructure that is necessary to incorporate ESG components into the business. Management teams struggle to incorporate ESG-related goals into their business strategy because they cannot measure their…

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ESG Regulatory Newsletter: September 2022

Welcome to the North America ESG Regulatory Newsletter! The goal of this newsletter is to inform practitioners about current and upcoming ESG regulations, and to provide other information helpful to navigating the rapidly evolving ESG regulatory landscape. Trending Topics (in Collaboration with…

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Cryptocurrency & Managing Data Privacy Risks

In Part One of this series, we wrote about the maturation of the regulatory environment and the growing Privacy, Sustainability, and Financial Crime risks. In this blog, we explore evolving privacy risks of universally accessible metadata and the dangers of centralized authorities. …

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Meet Our Bloggers

Benjamin Karsch

Managing Director

Robert Vokes

Managing Director, Financial Services


Financial Services

Aisha Kafati

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Ambrose Shannon

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Samir Raza

Principal Director - Strategy & Consulting

Sarah Johnson

Consultant, CFO & Enterprise Value

Olivia Jones

Strategy and Consulting Manager – Digital Risk and Compliance

Michael Weiss

Management Consulting Manager - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Ross Kimm

Management Consultant

Meera Gondha

Managing Director - Digital Risk & Compliance

Bill Beaulieu

Management Consulting Principal Director

Cristian Casanova

Senior Analyst - Applied Intelligence Practice

Ryan Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Ishrat Aishee

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Dino Landingin

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Liss Mendez

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Gareth Young

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Garrett Swanberg

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jackie Morley

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Jeff Jamison

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Mairi Bryan

Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Olutosin Oguntunde

Managing Director – Security

Philippe Guiral

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Regulatory Compliance Team

Accenture Regulatory Compliance Team, Finance & Risk Practice

Suzanne Carlson

Director – Accenture Fraud Transformation Practice

Shahid Ghaloo

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting, AML/KYC as a Service Lead

Katie Shea

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Usman Raj

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jack Senegor

Technology Strategy – CFO & Enterprise Value, Risk & Compliance

James Lilly

Management Consulting Manager – CFO and Enterprise Value practice

Charan Puneet Singh

Manager – Strategy and Consulting

David Woods

Managing Director – CFO & EV

Claire Guthrie

Analyst – Accenture Technology, North America

Chris Bianco

Manager – Digital Risk & Compliance, CFO and Enterprise Value

Jessica McDermott

Principal Director

Chaim Eisenbach

Senior Analyst – Accenture Strategy & Consulting, North America

Bernard Leddy

Manager – CFO & EV, Risk & Compliance

Benjamin Milch

Tech Strategy Manager – Metaverse Continuum Business Group

Aron Finkelstein

Management Consulting Manager – Risk & Compliance

Apoorva Jain

Senior Manager, Digital Risk & Compliance, CFO&EV, Capability Network, India

Andrea Horton

Principal Director – Digital Risk & Compliance

Amanda Gordon

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jessica Lipman

Talent & Organization / Human Potential​

Jaye Qi

CDP Analyst – Digital Risk & Compliance

Natasha Arun Kumar

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Spencer Hosack

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Rodrigo Moretti

Management Consultant – Digital Risk & Compliance

Vrushali Gaud

Managing Director – Sustainability Services

Jon Narveson

Digital Risk & Compliance Leader

Linda Milburn-Pyle

Managing Director – CFO & Enterprise Value

Katerina Smith

S&C Consultant

Krina Doshi

Senior Manager – Digital Risk & Compliance, North America

Ryan Fitzmaurice

Management Consulting Senior Principal

Sol Kim

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Financial Services

Sophia Carlton

Senior Manager – Fraud & Financial Crimes

Aaron Mendelsohn

Principal Director, Risk & Compliance

Accenture Finance & Risk

Financial Services

Adam Siegel

Consultant – Strategy and Consulting

Alison Rooney

Director – Technology Strategy and Advisory

Anastasia Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst

Andrew Solow

Management Consulting Senior Manager

Aron Elston

Principal Director, Regulatory & Compliance Analytics,  Finance & Risk Practice 

Charles Serocold

Management Consultant

Conor Marrinan

Strategy & Consulting Manager

David DeLeon

Financial Crime Compliance Managing Director

Deb Banerjee

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead - South Market Unit

Eleanor Pilgrim

Management Consultant, Finance & Risk Practice

Eric Marketoft

Management Consultant - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Eric Jeanne

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice

Frank Strauss

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy & Consulting

George Dodd

Principal Director - Risk and Compliance

Giles Morant

Senior Manager, Finance & Risk Practice

Hamdi Mohammed

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice, APAC

Hamza Behzad

Consulting Manager, Finance & Risk Practice 

Hortense Viard

Senior Manager Strategy and Consulting CFO & EV

Iain Duke-Richardet

Principal Director, North America Regulatory & Compliance Practice, Finance and Risk

Irfan Malik

Director, Financial Services, Finance & Risk Practice 

Isaac Galena

Senior Manager, Data Advisory

Jonathan Berger

Management Consulting Manager

Jordan Giordano

Management Consulting Manager

John Mannino

Strategy and Consulting Manager

John Suarez

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead – South Market Unit

Luis Morfa

Management Consulting Analyst

Matt Lawrence

Security & Consulting Manager – Digital Risk & Compliance, North America

Matt Schwalm

Consultant, Applied Intelligence

Mackenzie Meyer

Capital Markets Management Consultant

Maximilian Martin

Management Consultant - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Michael Cheek

Managing Director – Capital Markets

Pierre Gross

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Rob Nazara

Manager, Digital Risk & Compliance

Robert Bradley

Managing Director, Compliance as a Service Offering Lead – Accenture Operations

Steven Hansen

Manager – Strategy and Consulting

Tim Peterson

Management Consultant

Tim Lisko

Principle Director, Accenture Security

Victoria Shan

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

William Monaghan

Management Consulting Senior Principal- Accenture Strategy & Consulting

William Knapik

Management Consulting Principal Director