GBRW are experts in Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) not only in banking and financial services, but in the private- and public-sector generally.
The corporate governance skills and experience we have gained as senior bankers and financiers is directly relevant to a wide range of entities. Naturally we have senior management and board-level experience in financial services. However we have also represented at board-level for corporate clients (both private and state-owned), often supporting an equity stake or restructuring exercise by a lender.
In addition, in our capacity as lending bankers, we have extensive insight and experience of the corporate governance challenges faced by Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger commercial and corporate borrowers. Furthermore, we are regularly consulted by policy-makers in the development and implementation of robust Corporate Governance policy and practice.
ESG is a rapidly developing area in financial services as well as the wider economy. GBRW works with both policy-makers and clients in finance and commerce to develop and implement best practice across Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance.
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Corporate Governance & ESG News
Supporting Green Investment in Vietnam: The role for a Green Finance Institution
30th September, 2019
Common Governance Issues Facing the Board of Directors of Banks
11th September, 2020
Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) Framework for Financial Institutions
22nd April, 2020
Corporate Governance & ESG Assignments
Chairman, GBRW Consulting | Director, GBRW Learning, Expert Witness
Jeremy has been a Director and Company Secretary of GBRW Consultancy since 2000. He joined the GBRW group of companies after 32 years of experience as a professional commercial banker in the City of London, the last 8 years of which he was the Chief Executive Officer of a merchant bank.
Jeremy started his career in the foreign exchange department of Kleinwort Benson before moving on to the control of advances made by the French and Belgium branches of the National Westminster Bank. Moving back to London he joined for 13 years a bank owned by commercial banks in the United States, Scandinavia and Germany where he was appointed a Director and General Manager. Jeremy was then appointed the Chief Executive Officer of a merchant bank in London specialising in trade finance, private banking and lending to SMEs.
Jeremy has been a banking consultant for over 20 years and resident in Moscow, Bucharest and Zagreb on bank restructuring projects. He has delivered 52 consultancies in more than 20 countries. He is a specialist in corporate governance and organisation structure; development of a bank’s strategy and objectives; capital adequacy, funding and liquidity; risk management as well as lending to SMEs and mid-cap corporations including recovery of portfolios of NPLs and individual loans in default.
He has been a Non-Executive Director of a commercial bank in the Balkans for 4 years, an advisor to the CEO and Executive Board in a number of banks in developing markets and a trainer on technical banking topics in numerous countries.
Director, GBRW Consulting
Philippe Belot has more than 30 years of banking experience, financing the corporate sector. In his last position in 2014-2017, he put in place and led as Managing Director the corporate lending activity of B&C PLC, a newly created merchant bank supervised by the Bank of England and focused on privately-owned SMEs.
Prior to B&C, Philippe was for 18 years Portfolio Manager and Senior Banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). There, he carried out complex financing transactions and designed programmes destined to foster the development of SMEs and the private sector in Eastern Europe.
Philippe started his career in the corporate sector, with the finance departments of industrial groups, forming the groundwork of his subsequent banking roles. Philippe graduated in finance from HEC Paris, the leading European business school. His international profile has led him to operate in challenging environments in emerging markets and to manage culturally diverse teams. He speaks English, French and German, as well as Russian and Polish.