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Mark Manning

Mark Manning

Principal Advisor, Regulatory Affairs, IFRS Foundation

Mark Manning is Principal Advisor on Regulatory Affairs with the IFRS Foundation. He works with the Foundation to support global adoption of the new IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, also assisting with capacity building efforts and other strategic matters. Alongside his work with the IFRS Foundation, Mark carries out other independent advisory work on sustainable finance with regulators, standard setters, civil society and academics – all with a focus on supporting the transformation of business and finance for a sustainable economy. This includes engagements with the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, Chapter Zero, and the Transition Plan Taskforce.

Having begun his career with Kleinwort Benson Investment Management and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Mark moved into the public sector in the early 2000s. He held various senior policy and research roles in central banking and securities regulation in London and Sydney – with the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – also representing these organisations in international policy committees at the Bank for International Settlements and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Most recently, Mark was Strategic Policy Advisor on Sustainable Finance at the FCA, leading policy work in the UK and internationally on climate and sustainability reporting and assurance, transition planning and sustainable investment. Mark was an active member of IOSCO’s Sustainable Finance Taskforce, as well as the IFRS Foundation’s Jurisdictional Working Group on sustainability-related financial disclosures.

Mark holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Finance, from University College London and London Business School, respectively.