Risk and resilience are at the heart of the regulatory agenda: prevent, adapt, respond, recover, and learn. All the buzzwords necessary for strategic change and transformation programs.
Over the past few years, new regulations, guidelines, directives, and standards have dominated the financial landscape and continue to do so in the years ahead. The EMIR Refit, DORA, and MiFID III deadlines are fast approaching. At the same time, the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) and Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) are expected to be finalised in 2023. Not to mention reforms to ESG and crypto assets that are also at the forefront of regulatory development for 2023. In an ideal world, an organisation would have five, or even ten years to plan its transformation program carefully. However, this isn’t the reality, and change programs are often reactionary to the rapidly evolving financial markets.
Toby Enstone, Director, Change Consulting