Geopolitics, Sustainability Reporting and AI: Key Policy Issues for Banks and Financial Institutions

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Speaker:  Shawn Maher, Global Vice Chair, Public Policy at EY

Date:         Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Time:         10:30 – 12:00 (JST)

Venue:      EY Tokyo Office, Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, 1-1-2 Yurakucho


Speaker Biography:
Shawn Maher serves as EY's Global Vice Chair - Public Policy. In his role, Maher is responsible for developing the EY strategy with respect to public policy and regulatory matter. Maher leads the EY Global Public Policy team, which engages with a broad range of stakeholders around the world, contributes to policy debates, and provides insights and perspectives on a range of issues.

Previously, Maher served as the Managing Director and Head of U.S. Regulatory and Government Affairs at the Royal Bank of Canada, where he was responsible for developing and executing the bank's U.S. regulatory and legislative strategy. Prior to that, Maher served in the White House under Barack Obama's presidency as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs and Senate Liaison. He also served in multiple roles in the U.S. Senate, including as Staff Director and General Counsel of the Senate Banking Committee.

Maher holds a J.D. degree from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree in Social Studies from Harvard College.


This presentation will cover:

  • A briefing on key policy issues that may impact banks and financial services, including geopolitics, U.S. election scenarios, and related regulation and legislation.
  • An update on sustainability reporting requirements, including the recent SEC climate disclosure rule.
  • An overview of AI regulations and their potential impact on business.

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