Plia Creates ESG division; Appoints Anita Karppi as Chief Revenue Officer and Head of ESG


London, UK - 23rd November 2021, Plia Systems Ltd. the buy-side’s leading Know Your Broker (KYB) platform is pleased to announce the launch of their new ESG division plus the appointment of Anita Karppi in the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer and Head of ESG.


The new Plia ESG platform will help the financial community crowdsource best practices, benchmarks, and technology to allow investors to more easily adopt and integrate ESG into their businesses and partnerships. Just as investors look to create transparency, accountability, and impact with their portfolio companies, Plia’s ESG platform will help investors collaborate with their counterparties (vendors, broker-dealers, service providers, etc.) to generate consistent outcomes. Plia ESG will help financial markets participants comply with new regulations, such as the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the associated reporting requirements that will be implemented in mid-2022.  Additionally, Plia ESG will integrate the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to create further alignment with this widely shared global blueprint for a sustainable future. 


💥Coming in March 2022💥


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Co-Founder The Buy-side Trading Community

One thing that no one had ever imagined before 2020 was that major events and activities would all have to take place online when a global pandemic hits. Working from home had always remained a discussion item on the agenda of achieving work-life balance, but it was never carried out to the extent that we have seen this year.

Head of trading desk & overlay management at Groupama Asset Management

Financial Markets have been quite resilient. Beyond of turnover increase, the widening of bid/offer spread, the spike of volatility has impacted the implicit cost, the role of the trading desk has been crucial to educate, advise PM’s to navigate in the new landscape. Helping them in term of investment implementation, market timing etc ...

Global Head of Alternatives Trading at Invesco

One of the key advantages for the Global Multi Asset Derivatives Desk was our ability to transition to a home set up in a seamless fashion. This was aided by our Business Continuity Program (BCP) which had already rolled out home setup capabilities for traders across our global investment centres, which was part of our BAU offering. The smooth transition enabled the team to experience zero disruption on our trading coverage model.

Fixed Income Dealing Manager, Jupiter Asset Management

I think from the outset, any answer to this question must acknowledge the work done by our firm’s IT dept and broader operational resilience. The efforts to get parts of the business that “can’t” work from home, to being fully operational remotely, effectively overnight, shouldn’t be forgotten 6 months on. We must ensure we aren’t complacent in this new environment and continue to seek out efficiencies and develop lines of communication that enable us to add as much value out of the office, as we did in.

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What I love about being a Buyside Trader is that no 2 days are ever the same.  Thank goodness, because I’ve been doing this job for 25 years! Imagine a job where you start each day by trying to make sense of what has happened overnight to Financial markets, in politics, both national international and what, if any, news events are having an impact on markets.

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