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.
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.
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.
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
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
Welcome address by Sharon Donnery - Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland
Panel moderated by Stephen Nolan
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.
The EBA’s disclosures under Article 449a CCR have led to Irish Banks taking a closer look at the wider impact that these have across their books. Discussions have been ongoing with Domestic Banks on their needs. This explains how you get Carbon Data for all companies and collateral into banking systems. Demonstrate the breadth of the ‘Programmes/Projects’ that have been ongoing/discussed and how it relates to specific EBA Pillar 3 reporting across Corporate/Mortgage/SME.
HOW CAN FINTECHS ACCELERATE IRELAND'S AMBITION TO BECOME A SUSTAINABLE FINANCE LEADER BY 2025
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
In Association with IAIM and Maples Group
Supported by Maples Group
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