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Digital Currencies

The Payments Association’s ESG Working Group brings together thought-leaders on ESG from across our payments community to bring together helpful resources allowing the whole industry to better understand, and act on, the business imperative for having an Environmental, Social and Governance strategy.

Our Working Group hopes to be a meaningful stepping-stone and accelerator to enable ESG to become business as usual for all members of The Payments Association and beyond.

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Strategy and Approach

The Digital Currencies Working Group has clear objectives for what it hopes to achieve, who we do it for, and how we will get there.

Our mission

Hear from our Working Group Leaders, Mentors and Sponsors about our mission and why it is so important.

“Our goal is to build momentum for change. We want to help every member, from start-ups to scale-ups, financial institutions and corporates, on their ESG journeys, via inspiring stories and by offering practical resources to help embed ESG practices authentically into how we all do business.”

Jo Dewar, Project ESG Lead

Team members

Our Digital Currencies Working Group is made up of dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to deliver its objectives

Christian Rau

Senior Vice President Fintech and Crypto Enablement Europe

Eoin Cumiskey


Ian Taylor

Heaf of Crypto and Digital Assets

James Blackwell

Project Manager

Manish Garg


Martin Dowdall

Managing Associate

Morten Nielsen

CFO and Co-Founder

Nick Kerrigan

MD - Head of Innovation

Peter Howitt


Robert Courtneidge

The Payments Association

Roman Gutchenko

PXP Financial

Russ Barenboym

Managing Director

Ryan Stodart


Sam Maxson

Latham Watkins

Sean Forward

General Manager

Sophie Skelton

Addleshaw Goddard
Managing Associate

Tom Rhodes

Senior Legal Counsel

Companies involved

We are grateful for the support of our members who contribute time and expertise to our Digital Currencies Working Group.


Access a selection of recent and ongoing projects and outputs produced by our Digital Currencies Working Group

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