The 5th Annual Climate Finance Week Ireland (#CFWI22) kicks off with the AIB Sustainability Conference, 'No Time to Waste.' Monday will see the launch of the Centre for Sustainable Finance and the first of a series of masterclasses and workshops which will take place across the week.
Please find pre-session reading materials in the CFWI22 Knowledge Centre by KPMG
Moyagh Murdock is the Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Ireland having taken over the role from Interim CEO Gerry Hassett in April 2020. Previously she was the CEO of the Road Safety Authority, a position she has held since February 2014. Prior to taking up the CEO role in the RSA, she was Chief Operating Officer for Bus Éireann after having first joined the company in 2007 as the Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer with responsibility for the fleet maintenance and garage operations. Originally from Newry, Co. Down, Moyagh graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering. She also holds an MBA from Dublin City University and a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Transport Operations Management.
Sean Kidney is CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, an international NGO working to mobilize global capital for climate action. Projects include a green bond definitions and certification scheme with $34 trillion of assets represented on its Board and some 200 organizations involved in its development and governance; working with the Chinese central bank on how to grow green bonds in China; and market development programs in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Nigeria and East Africa.
He is a member of the European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance, and was a member of its predecessors, the 2017 EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. He is also a member of green finance advisory groups in China, India, Mexico and Kazakhstan and an Advisory Board member of the International Sustainable Financial Centre in Prague.
He has previously been a consultant on green bonds to the United Nations Secretary General, a member of the Peoples Bank of China Green Finance Task Force and a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Expert Committee on Climate Finance.
Sean is also a Professor in Practice at SOAS University of London.
For the past three years he has been voted GlobalCapital magazine’s “Most Influential Champion” of the sustainable finance market.
Colin Hunt, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AIB and an Executive Director on the AIB Board in March 2019. He joined AIB in August 2016 as Managing Director, Wholesale, Institutional & Corporate Banking Division. Prior to joining AIB, he was Managing Director at Macquarie Capital where he led the development of its business in Ireland. Previously, he was a Special Policy Adviser at the Departments of Transport and Finance, Research Director and Chief Economist at Goodbody Stockbrokers, Head of Trading Research and Senior Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury and a country risk analyst at NatWest. He has a Phd in Economics from Trinity College, Dublin and degrees in Commerce & Economics from University College, Cork. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Aer Lingus Group plc from 2008 to 2014. Colin is a Director of the Ireland Funds, Ireland Chapter and Non-Executive Director and President 2021/2022 of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.
Colette is Director of Programme Development with Sustainable Finance Ireland, working to coordinate the delivery of the 18 actions outlined in Irelands first Sustainable Finance Roadmap, under the pillars of Talent Development, Industry Readiness, Leveraging Digital, and Enabling Environment.
Colette has 15 years banking experience in Ireland, most recently working in AIB’s Sustainability team.
Her main areas of focus on this team included sustainability reporting, materiality assessments, stakeholder engagement, external partnerships, and communications.
Colette is a certified sustainability practitioner (CSE Sustainability Academy) and has recently completed a Business Sustainability Management programme at the University of Cambridge - Institute for Sustainability Leadership, in addition to IOB APA qualifications.
Imelda Hurley was appointed CEO of Coillte in November 2019. With one million acres under management, Coillte is Irelands largest forester, largest provider of outdoor recreation space, enables approximately one-third of Ireland’s wind-energy, processes forestry by-products and undertakes nature rehabilitation projects of scale. Imelda is also a Non-Executive Director at Dole Plc and is Deputy President of IBEC.She has over twenty years’ executive and non-executive experience in public company, state owned, private equity and venture capital backed businesses and has built that experience in multiple geographies including Ireland, UK, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong and China. Her previous roles include Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer at Origin Enterprises plc, Chief Financial Officer & Head of Sustainability at PCH International, Group Finance Director at Greencore Group plc, Non-Executive Director of Valeo Foods and Board Member at Ervia.Imelda holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from University of Limerick, is a Chartered Accountant and an alumna of Harvard Business School.
Marcos Athias Neto is Director of UNDP’s Sustainable Finance Hub. Having a long career of more than 25 years working in development finance and private sector development, Marcos leads UNDP’s sustainable finance approach and its implementation in over 140 countries in collaboration with sister UN Agencies and partners.Marcos co-chairs the executive boards of the Business Call to Action and the Connecting Business Initiative, and he is also the head of the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group secretariat. Apart from his role at UNDP, Marcos also serves on the Supervisory Board of CARE International.
Stephen Nolan has been at the forefront of the green and sustainable finance agenda in Ireland and internationally for the last decade.
Stephen is a Director of Sustainable Finance Ireland; Managing Director of three major UNDP Sustainable Finance initiatives - UNDP Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S), UNDP Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) and Asia-Pacific Sustainable Finance Development Network.
He is also Chair of Ireland’s Climate Finance Week Ireland series; member of the international advisory grouping of the Climate Bonds Initiative; Sustainable Finance Skillnet Steering Committee member, and serves on several international sustainable finance working groups, including the IFSC Authority Sustainable Finance WG in India.
In 2021, he served on the Informal Working Group established to explore the development of the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD).
In 2020, Stephen received the 2020 Irish Green Leader award, sponsored by Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.
Stephen is a former Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the Irish Department of Communications; Advisor to Kofi Annan’s UN ICT Task Force; and founding CEO of the UN founded Global eSchools Initiative.
Stephen has led and delivered initiatives from start-up to scale across both public and private spheres in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.
Alex Twose is a senior manager in EY’s Insurance Consulting practice, based in London. He has 15 years’ experience working in the insurance industry advising a wide range of clients in the London and Specialty markets, global insurers and reinsurers, as well as retail insurers operating in the UK and Ireland. He has experience of actuarial claims reserving, review of claims handling processes, capital and solvency modelling and implementation of solvency regulation. His current focus is on helping insurers to manage their net zero transition through the development of emissions measurement frameworks and net zero underwriting strategy. Alex is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries, and holds an MSc in Physics from the University of Manchester.
AIB are continuing to Do More to advocate for action against climate change.
Join us for thought provoking insights from global and local leaders who are using their platforms to demand such action, and bold pioneers who are already leading the way.
09:00 - 09:15
Colin Hunt CEO, AIB Group
Welcome Address & Introduction to the event
09:15 - 10:15
Fireside Chat with Cate Blanchett
Global Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, internationally acclaimed and award-winning actor, producer, humanitarian, and dedicated member of the arts community.
10:15 - 11:00
Panel discussion with AIB customers and community partners on the importance of using one’s platform for good regardless of their role in life as an inspiration for others to follow.
11:15 - 12:15
Fireside Chat with Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE Founder, Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace
12:15 - 13:00
Panel discussion with individuals and brands who have already started their own journey on how everyone has a role to play no matter how small the action.
For more information visit: AIB | Home (aibsustainabilityconference.ie)
The creation of an International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence is the linchpin of Ireland’s Sustainable Finance Roadmap. By conducting research and channeling the expertise of academics and practitioners, public and private sector experts, the Centre will identify and incubate solutions to contribute to our national, regional and global climate and sustainability goals.
Ireland will continue to work with the EU and international partners to optimise the legislative and regulatory environment to support high-quality investments with due regard to risk and transparency. Clear benefits can arise from harnessing digital solutions to bring sustainable finance further into the mainstream, precisely measure our progress and, in time, facilitate more ambitious commitments. Ireland can and should further build on our leadership position in meeting sustainable finance skills needs, building firms’ capacity and boosting our attractiveness as a sustainable finance hub
The Centre is focused on the practical acceleration of the sustainable finance agenda at a policy, regulatory and market level. It will lead on research and development activities aimed at supporting the design, development and launch of innovative financial mechanisms to facilitate the transition to a sustainable economy. This centre of excellence will have a global reach and will be headquartered in Dublin.
Stephen Nolan MD UNDP FC4S
Imelda Hurley, CEO Coillte
Marcus Neto Director UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub
Sean Kidney CEO Climate Bonds Initiative
Colin Hunt AIB Group PLC
This practitioner session is designed to aid those charged with implementing both Risk Management and Net Zero strategies in their respective organisations likely with direct responsibility by or to the Chief Risk Officer or Chief Financial Officer. The Masterclass will comprise of three distinct classes together with a Q&A Panel Session and cover the following themes:
A panel of market participants who are stepping into/have recently stepped into the process to talk to real examples of challenges and issues confronted and how they were resolved.
Please find pre-session reading materials for this session in the CFWI22 Knowledge Centre by KPMG
Compliance with EBA’s disclosures under Article 449a CCR requires credit institutions to collect Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions data from non-financial counterparties that operate in sectors that contribute highly to climate change and in carbon-related sectors. This regulatory obligation poses a lot of challenges for financial institutions
Cities are the frontline in tackling climate change, representing both the biggest challenge and opportunity to keep warming well below 2°C. Currently, more than half of the global population live in cities, consuming 78% of the world’s primary energy and generating more than 70% of global carbon emissions. Developed by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Accenture, this global initiative aims to localise and accelerate progress towards Net Zero, through fostering public and private collaboration to bridge the gap across the energy, built environment and transport sectors. Cork city has been selected as the first Irish city for this initiative through which cross city stakeholders are collaborating to accelerate Net Zero solutions. Banks have a key role to play in financing these Net Zero transitions, often through public/private partnerships.
Ireland's 5th annual ESG Day features the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Irish members only signatory lunch briefing.
Other events across the day include a progress report on the implementation of Ireland’s first Sustainable Finance Roadmap the Insurance Sector and Net Zero plans and the launch of the Irish Sustainable Fintech Strategy.
Please find pre-session reading materials for these sessions in the CFWI22 Knowledge Centre by KPMG
David Carlin leads the climate risk and TCFD program for UNEP- Finance Initiative (UNEP FI). He currently is running a pilot for over 50 global financial institutions on topics of climate scenarios, climate risk assessments, and climate governance. He and his team work with financial sectors and supervisors across the world to develop best practices for managing climate risks and identifying climate opportunities.
He is an advisor to UNEP FI’s TNFD pilot program exploring nature and biodiversity related risks and impacts. He has also been a technical advisor to the Glasgow Financial Alliances for Net Zero (GFANZ).
He is also a contributor to Forbes, where he writes about climate change and leadership.
David has worked as a Principal in Finance, Risk, and Public Policy for Oliver Wyman and in Model Risk Management for PNC Bank. His background is in quantitative modelling and decision science.
He conducted research in financial decision-making at Carnegie Mellon University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College.
Kathy Ryan is Head of Responsible Investment at Irish Life Investment Management (ILIM), and Vice Chair of CDP Ireland. At ILIM, Kathy leads on the development and implementation of the Responsible Investment strategy across asset classes. Kathy has a long-term track record in sustainable investing and has held a number of roles in asset management, development finance and the NGO sectors. Prior to ILIM, Kathy worked at Aviva Investors leading on ESG solutions and proprietary score development as well as crafting an ESG policy for the Aviva Life company Kathy was Executive Director at an independent sustainable consultancy, Global Green Investments (GGI, 2013 to 2018) where she worked with clients such as the Worldbank and NGO’s such as Carbon Tracker and Climate Policy Initiative on climate risk methodology development and renewable energy financing. She was a member of the working group on the award winning, ‘Investor Confidence Project’ to create a standardised methodology for energy efficiency projects and provided thought leadership on topics such as Green Bonds to the European Commission. Prior to GGI, Kathy held a range of senior global research and risk management roles at Pioneer Investments, Credit Agricole, and JP Morgan
Yvonne Holmes is the Chief Sustainability Officer in AIB and has responsibility for the development and implementation of the Sustainability Strategy across AIB Group. Yvonne is a member of the Chambers Ireland’s Sustainable Business Council and is the Chair of the Sustainable Finance Skillnet. Yvonne’s previous roles include Head of Analytics & Head of Consumer Strategy and Yvonne has also led a number of key programmes across AIB Group, including Retail Transformation, Core Systems Replacement & Digital Customer Experience
The purpose of the masterclass is to educate company executives on: Framing a robust ESG Strategy – what are the key components? How should you approach developing your strategy?
Raising debt capital on public markets – what are the main steps in issuing and listing ESG bonds?
Delivering meaningful ESG disclosures – how do provide meaningful disclosure on the progress of your company in achieving its ESG strategy that meets the requirements of stakeholders?
Investor perspective – what are investors seeking from companies? What are the pitfalls? How are investors’ requirements likely to evolve in the coming years?
One year on from the launch of Ireland's first Sustainable Finance Roadmap, this event will look back at the key achievements across the five pillars of: Developing Talent, Industry Readiness, Leveraging Digital, Enabling Environment and Communications and Promotion.
Speaker: Stephen Nolan
In Association with The Department of Finance
As part of Climate Finance Week, BPFI is delighted to host an informal roundtable in BPFI offices, where David Carlin, TCFD and Climate Risk Program Lead for UNEP-FI, will speak to the latest trends in financing the transition to a carbon neutral future, including more recent challenges in efforts to reach net-zero targets. This is an opportunity for senior domestic and international banking members of BPFI to hear from a renowned global expert and to participate in a discussion on how banks are navigating the risks and opportunities of Net Zero.
We will be joined by colleagues from Sustainable Finance Ireland and local consultancies.
We will provide an update about the PRI’s latest programmes and then deep dive into decent work and just transition. The session will address how investors can tackle the just transition in particular, looking into how to ensure decent green jobs in the transition to low-carbon economy. It will focus on the minimum safeguards necessary to drive positive outcomes in line with SDG8: Decent work & economic growth and how investors can support this transition.
Decarbonising the aviation sector is a significant challenge and one which will require industry wide collaboration and cooperation. This session will provide insight into future technologies, regulations and industry partnerships which are driving the industry towards Net Zero as well as discuss the role that Aircraft Lessors have to play.
Launch of Irish sustainable finance fintech strategy. Held in partnership with the Fintech Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI)
This session will look at the enabling factors that are required to marry sustainable finance and fintech solutions, and how we can address some of the challenges in this space. Some of these challenges include access to data, access to capital, how to develop the necessary skills and how we can create a collaborative ecosystem required for innovative solutions.
The event will see the launch of Ireland's first Sustainable Finance FinTech Strategy, which was Action 10, from Ireland's Sustainable Finance Roadmap. This strategy was developed by Sustainable Finance Ireland and the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) over a 6-month period, and saw over 30 entities contributing to the process, from international and domestic financial services, FinTechs and academia.
This a hybrid event, which will be streamed and will also have c. 40 attendees in person
TD and World Bank jointly invite you to a unique event showcasing the current challenges, opportunities and innovations arising in the evolving world of climate finance. We will hear from the world's leading issuers and investors that are active in the flow of ESG-focused capital. The topics for the panels are:Panel 1: Investing for Impact while navigating inflation and volatility – How do capital markets participants prioritise impact during volatile market conditions?Panel 2: Innovating for Impact – Can market solutions such as CAT bonds develop quickly enough to respond to the environmental and social challenges of the post-COVID global economy? These panels are designed to gain insight into how public and private sector institutions are preparing to enhance the tangible impact of their capital markets activities. We will learn about impact investing as well as cutting-edge innovative financial solutions such as Catastrophe bonds. These capital markets solutions create ongoing opportunities for positive impact with multiplier effects that transcend global borders and communities. We hope you can join us.
Please register here to attend this event
Maples Group and IAIM host this interactive industry panel where guest speakers will share their practical experiences of a range of relevant topics, including: how to design 'best in class' ESG products and strategies; what trends they are seeing in investor demands and how does this vary across geographies?; how to address the risk of greenwashing; and looking at solutions to data and certification issues.
Supported by Maples Group
In contrast to previous years, the Climate agenda is contesting with renewed security and energy concerns and pressing humanitarian challenges – such as the ongoing war in Ukraine and the continuing international response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be discussed during the Geopolicics of Climate Finance Session.
The day will also focus on Ireland’s engagement to date with the emerging biodiversity agenda including a look at the National Biodiversity Action Plan and the TNFD.
Orlaith Delargy has over 7 years’ experience in the field of sustainability, with a special area of interest and expertise in natural capital risks and opportunities to the private sector. She is currently KPMG’s EMA Biodiversity Lead and Associate Director at KPMG’s Sustainable Futures team in Ireland. As part of Sustainable Futures, Orlaith is providing expert support to develop Ireland’s next National Biodiversity Action Plan as well as ESG Strategy services to corporate clients in a range of sectors including waste, med-tech and agri-food. Prior to KPMG, Orlaith spent two years working as the Executive Coordinator of the non-profit Natural Capital Ireland, and as Sustainability Advisor for boutique Irish consultancy Sustainability Works. She also spent three years in London as Programme Manager on CDP’s Water Security team.
Patrick was appointed Managing Director of ILIM in 2013. He joined the company in 2006 as Director of Investment Development, responsible for the strategic development of investment solutions for the institutional market. Prior to joining ILIM, Patrick was a director and professional trustee at Irish Pensions Trust Limited, having previously been a corporate lawyer with Mercer. Patrick is past-Chair of Pensions Europe, past Chair of the Irish Association of Pension Funds, and has previously served as Chairman of the Irish Trustee Forum. A solicitor by profession, he is also an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers.Patrick holds a primary degree in Commerce from University College Dublin.
Cathal holds a number of industry leadership roles and is currently chair of the Irish Funds ESG Servicing and Data Working Group and a member of the Irish Funds Sustainability, Skills and Training Steering Group. Cathal is Head of the Financial Reporting Solutions group in KPMG with focus on financial services and the asset management sector. He has extensive experience of providing reporting services to global asset managers, real estate and private equity firms across a broad range of strategies including hedge, credit, renewable energy and infrastructure. Cathal is a past chair of the Irish Funds Financial Reporting Working Group and also represented the Irish funds industry on the EFAMA Accounting Task Force.
Having spent over 10 years with Ørsted, Vanessa has extensive experience in the offshore wind sector, encompassing 6 offshore projects. Vanessa has worked across all stages of the offshore wind cycle, from early-stage development through project construction and operations including Head of Asset Management for Hornsea 1, the largest operational offshore wind farm in the world. She holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College and a BA in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. Having recently moved back from the UK, Vanessa is passionate about working with the community to realise Ireland’s potential as a renewable energy leader globally.
The biodiversity finance agenda may be new to many in Ireland, but there is already huge activity in this space internationally. This session will introduce the tools, methodologies and initiatives already in use across the financial sector and provide insights into the forthcoming recommendations of the TNFD.
In association with KPMG and Sustainable Finance Skillnet
In association with Coillte and Sustainable Finance Skillnet
Fireside chat between Stephen Nolan and Patrick Burke, CEO Irish Life Investment Managers
In association with Sustainable Finance Skillnet
In association with Irish Funds
This session will look at some of the key dependencies that are required to deliver sustainable finance within funds industry, and how we can address the data and skills challenges in this space. We will summarise the Irish Funds paper delivered earlier this year which diagnosed the root causes of the skills gaps and how to upskill the industry. This session will also walk through the evolution of ESG data and ratings methodologies and what firms are doing to address these challenges.
The new Centre for Sustainable Finance will lead on research and development activities aimed at supporting the transition to a sustainable economy. Domestic Bank and FinTech groups input to the SFCE is crucial to this.
In Partnership with the Department of Finance.
Supported by Sustainable Finance Skillnet
In Association with Temporis Investment Management and Inis Offshore Wind
Mark Foley, Group Chief Executive, EirGrid
Patrick Mohr, Associate Director at Temporis Capital
100 Women in Finance Early Careers Committee will look at solutions to the ESG skills gap and will get Thursday’s ‘Climate Action Plan Day and Talent Development Day' underway.
The day will also see the launch of the CPA Sustainability Hub as well as examine pathways to achieving true net net-zero emissions. On the day a world-first Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals will be launched.
Brian O’Kennedy is CEO of Clearstream Solutions, a leading independent carbon management and corporate sustainability consultancy which he founded in 2009. Brian has over 20 years’ leadership experience in global supply chain management and procurement, particularly in the areas of IT, Media, Print and Packaging. Brian has served as Chair of the CDP Ireland Network, the global carbon reporting program, and is also a member of Steering Committee of the global Responsible Sourcing standard, Verego SRS. He has a degree in Economics from Trinity College, a Certificate in Sustainable Management from BSI Group and is currently studying the Circular Economy at TU Delft.
Neil Menzies is Director of Sustainability with the real estate company Hibernia Real Estate Group Ltd. With over 15 years working in the area of sustainability, he now has responsibility for managing the sustainability efforts across Hibernia’s €1.3bn property portfolio, all of which is in Dublin. This includes ownership of the sustainability strategy and climate change resilience planning and ensuring its delivery, managing the environmental, social & governance (“ESG”) reporting against globally recognised ESG standards and benchmarks, developing all ESG related communications and stakeholder engagement and researching and planning for future ESG trends and regulations.
Before joining Hibernia, Neil worked as Environment and Sustainability Manager with Luas operator Transdev. He has also worked extensively in consultancy and in the waste industry. He has experience of working internationally having managed large-scale projects in the UK and the Middle East and has a wealth of knowledge across sustainability, infrastructure and facilities management/operations, QEHS Management Systems, energy management and business development.
Pat Kane is a sustainability strategist, a speaker, an author and a founder and her mission is to inspire and empower individuals and businesses to drive positive impact. Through her work she aims to use sustainability principles to drive innovation, uncover opportunities and enhance experiences and brand value. Her work helps companies build capacity and connect to the global ESG movement.
Sarah is Head of Sustainability, Communications and Partnerships in AIB Group plc.
Sarah joined AIB Group plc in 2017 to establish the Office of Sustainability within the bank. She was previously with RBS Group plc, where she worked in a number of senior roles for the Ulster Bank brand in Ireland. Sarah has over two decades of Sustainability, Corporate Affairs, Stakeholder Management and Communications experience in banking, operating at the highest levels of business throughout her career.
Prior to banking, Sarah was a Client Director in one of Ireland’s most respected communications consultancies.
Sarah is a Graduate of Trinity College Dublin, University of Cambridge - Institute for Sustainable Leadership and a Certified Bank Director from the Institute of Bankers in Ireland.
She is also a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
Speakers from different industries (Legal, Banking, Educational - Skillnet, IT and Accounting/Consultancy) speak to their journey and why ESG skills are important and how they have shaped their careers and trajectory and then further advice to people in cultivating these skills.
Emerging Sustainable Finance regulations pose a huge new issue of new data requirements for financial institutions. These institutions now need to consume Qualitative and Non Financial Data.
How Data and the creation of a robust IT landscape will support the coming changes
In keeping with our ambition of Leading the Way in Digitalisation, Well-Being & Sustainability and following the success of our Digitalisation Hub and Well-being Platform, we are excited to be launching our bespoke Sustainability Hub for Irish Business.
This event features sustainability experts from Sustainable Finance Ireland, AIB, TUD and Pragmatica as well as SME sustainability strategy expert, Pat Kane. In addition, Andrew Tobin from Stryve will take us through his experience with creating a carbon neutral business.
Developing a Low Carbon Action Plan and decarbonisation pathways to tackle Scope 3 value chain GHG emissions.
As part of Climate Finance Week, CDP Ireland Network invites you to an in-person event - How to Achieve Net Zero Emissions on Thursday, 20th October @ 11.30am – 12.30pm.The past year has heralded a raft of new announcements on corporate climate target setting. Companies all over the world are committing to setting Net Zero and Science Based aligned targets and in doing so, are being required to tackle their Scope 3 emissions. However, measuring and reducing Scope 3 value chain emissions is challenging and requires an ambition and focus outside of the traditional boundaries of an organisation. With less control over these external value chain emissions, we may need to rely on engagement and influence to drive change, very often with imperfect data.Hosted by the CDP Ireland Network, we welcome our panel of experts Neil Menzies, Hibernia Real Estate Group Limited, Shane O’Reilly, KPMG, and Des Ferris, Keelings to discuss how they are managing their Scope 3 emissions and what they have found works best. We will also be joined by CDP Europe who will give a short presentation on the new Net Zero Emissions standard and the role that a Scope 3 emissions reduction plan plays in achieving Net Zero. Registration: This event is free to attend. However, places are limited, and registration is necessary to access the event.
As part of Climate Finance Week 2022, The Insurance Institute is delighted to partner with Sustainable Finance Ireland and invite you to join us online to hear from Butch Bacani one of the leading experts in this area.
Insurers have a pivotal role to play in climate change adaptation and risk mitigation. The insurance industry is uniquely qualified to price climate-related risks given its expertise in pooling risk.
Insurers need to help society understand the risks from climate change, encourage policyholders to take adaptive measures and build greater resilience through inclusive insurance so societies are better able to manage the impact of climate events. As underwriters and claims managers, insurers can encourage green and climate technology scaling.
Finally, as large-scale and long-term investors, insurers are well-placed to support a transition to net zero by considering more sustainable projects in their investment strategy and engaging with investees to support the transition.
This session will explore the burning questions around the financing of Ireland’s Climate Action Plan, including the policy and regulatory actions that underpin the financial activities to support real economy transition plans.
James Delahunt KPMG
Anne Marie Kean ESB
Donal Whelton AIB
Andrew Farmer KPMG
Terence McGovern KPMG
The final day of Climate Finance Week 2022 involves high level horizon scanning sessions, guest visitors from home and abroad and a look back at the week that was, Ireland's 5th Annual Climate Finance Week 2022!
Software industry professional with over 15 years experience. Career has spanned from engineer, to consultant, architect, professional services management and now into business development. Combines his technical knowledge and experience with a keen commercial and industry sense in order to drive mutually beneficial results for Red Hat and their customers.
Johnny Mattimore is the Managing Director, Global Head of Risk & Sustainable Finance at First Derivative and has 30+ years of experience in the financial markets. He has spent half of his career in investment banking and half in hedge funds and investment management specialising in all aspects of risk trading, group risk management and risk systems design and implementation.
He is leading proponent of open-source standards and has a high level of expertise in all aspects of sustainable finance and its integration to core traditional financial systems. This includes data service, risk models, control frameworks and workflows, and reporting infrastructure. His sustainability experience covers catastrophe risk, climate risk, green securities, carbon offsets, ESG and the wider regulation, reporting and taxonomy frameworks for sustainable finance solutions.
Fearghal has accumulated a breadth of knowledge by working across several industries in finance and banking.
Mary O’Dea is Chief Executive of IOB. IOB is a recognised college of UCD, and a professional network of 33,400 members who work across the financial services sector. Mary joined IOB in April 2018 from the Central Bank of Ireland where she was Director of Securities and Markets Supervision. Prior to that she spent six years in Washington DC, first as Alternative Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and then as Ireland’s representative at the World Bank. Mary previously held several Director roles with the Central Bank of Ireland, including Director of Financial Operations and Consumer Director. In 2009, she was Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Regulator. Mary is a Non-Executive Director of Euronext Dublin and CC&G (a multi- asset clearing house based in Italy) and a member of the Governing Authority of University College Dublin (UCD). Mary has Masters Qualifications in Economics, Treasury & Investment Management, and Business and Executive Coaching.
On Friday, 21st October as part of Climate Finance Week, Compliance Institute, Sustainable Finance Skillnet (SFS), IFS Skillnet and IOB are launching a new Professional Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals.
Supported by Skillnet Ireland, the new Diploma, the first of its kind globally, is the result of an enterprise-driven collaboration and forms part of the continuing effort to address the talent gap in sustainable finance, in line with Pillar 1 of Ireland’s national ‘Sustainable Finance Roadmap.’ This is in keeping with Ireland’s ambitious goal of becoming a global leader in sustainable finance.
The area of sustainable finance is evolving to meet the expectations of a range of shareholders, including investors, policy makers, regulators, central banks, and society.
To find out how this new diploma will support your compliance team to lead, raise awareness, and implement good corporate governance regarding current and pending ESG laws and regulations, we invite you to join us on 21st October.
Held in partnership with Sustainable Finance Skillnet, IFS Skillnet, Compliance Institute and IOB
Register for this virtual event here
Looking ahead at the 2024 EBA deadlines and other regulatory deadlines on the horizon.
· How does the future look?
· What will the regulatory burden be?
· Examining efficiencies to deal with the regulatory deadlines
Compliance Institute CPD. Held in partnership with Sustainable Finance Skillnet, IFS Skillnet, Compliance Institute and IOB.
Sustainable Finance What Role will the Compliance Professional Play?
For all our futures, a sustainable world is going to be ever more important. An important component to achieve a sustainable world is sustainable finance. The area of sustainable finance is evolving to meet the expectations of a range of shareholders, including investors, policy makers, regulators, central banks, and society and everyone is a stakeholder. Becoming aware and educating are building blocks to a lifetime of employment.
The Sustainable Finance Skillnet Deep Dive Skills Report (2019), commissioned by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet Ireland and Sustainable Nation Ireland, and researched by Deloitte, says that sustainable finance is quickly becoming mainstream and will fundamentally change the entire financial sector, with regulation acting as an accelerator in prioritising skills and training. It adds that sustainable finance is not a short-term trend, but a permanent shift from ‘niche’ to ‘mainstream’ representing an entirely new focus in finance.
So, Sustainable Finance What Role will the Compliance Professional Play?
Join us on 21st October where our panel of experts will answer the following questions:
Many thanks for registering, you will receive an email confirmation, calendar reminder and updates closer to the event.