ESG and D&I

ESG and D&I

When: Wednesday 13 April 2022 from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Where:  ICC Capital Suite rooms 11 and 12


KPMG and the Clarion Gaming team behind the iGB Most Influential Women in Gaming join forces to deliver a day of education, networking and mentorship at ICE London, focused on the emerging trend of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and the very well established, although still needing lots of attention, topic of Diversity and Inclusion.

Gathering the ESG experts brought to you through our partnership with KPMG and the winners and the nominees of the iGB Most Influential Women initiative, this session is aimed at celebrating the growing diversity in the industry, elevating the ingenuity and expertise of the industry professionals from the underrepresented groups and putting D&I in a much broader context of ESG, of increasing importance for investors, governments, regulators and consumers.

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Wednesday 13 April 2022

10:30 – 11:30: ESG within the Gaming Industry – Transitioning to a Sustainable, Responsible & Resilient Future

  • Overview of the application of ESG in betting and gaming, taking into account environmental, social, diversity and governance elements in line with the WEF & UN SDGs (Nathan Beaver, Partner, KPMG UK)
  • Case studies – How industry operators, providers and advisers are approaching ESG

                 -  Grainne Hurst, Director, Corporate Affairs, Entain

                 -  Anna Sainsbury, Co-Founder & CEO, Geocomply

                 -  Sarah MacDonald, Partner, Digital Entertainment, Wiggin

  • ESG Panel:              

                 -  Moderator: Adam Rivers, KPMG

                 -  Fiona Palmer, CEO, Gamstop

                 -  Brett Abarbanel, Director of Research, UNLV International Gaming Institute

                 -  Nathan Beaver, Partner, KPMG Global Gaming Team


11:30 – 11:50: All-In Diversity on what data tells us about the evolving make-up of the gambling industry against other sectors.

Tina Thakor-Rankin, Co-founder, All-In Diversity


11:50 - 12:45: Allyship and reverse mentorship: getting the board on board

  • Educating internally on lived experiences of underrepresented groups in the workplace
  • Unconscious bias in numbers and research
  • Translating the commercial benefits of an inclusive workplace
  • Communicating unconscious bias and discrimination that leads to change
  • D&I strategies and tools that work 

Maarja Pärt, CEO, Yolo Group

Alina Amza, Group Wellbeing & Inclusion Director, Superbet

Richard Schuetz, CEO, Schuetz LLC

Britt Boeskov, SVP Strategy, Better Collective

Moderator: Micky Swindale, Partner, KPMG Global Gaming Team 


12:45 – 14:30: iGB ASCEND Networking Lunch and Mentorship


Welcome from Naomi Barton, Portfolio Director

Introduction and speech from Lee-Ann Johnstone 

Facilitated networking session with mentoring

Group luncheon

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