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.
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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.
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