The Irish Sustainable Finance Fintech Strategy was developed in response to Action 10 of Ireland’s Sustainable Finance Roadmap (The Roadmap), published in October 2021. Supported by Skillnet Ireland, The Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland and Sustainable Finance Ireland, the development of this strategy was overseen by a Steering Committee, co-chaired by Colette Coogan, Sustainable Finance Ireland and Michael Concannon, Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland, and supported by PwC. Steering Committee members, were drawn from domestic and international financial services, fintech, academia and government. We would like to thank the Steering Committee for their contributions to the development of this Strategy. The Steering Committee would also like to acknowledge the input of Aiaze Mitha, Digital Ambassador United National Capital Development Fund and Donal Daly, Chairman and CEO Future Planet during the strategy development process.
IRELAND’S SUSTAINABLE FINANCE ROADMAP
Supported by Skillnet Ireland and developed with UNDP FC4S, the Roadmap sets out targeted measures with a view to Ireland becoming a leading sustainable finance centre by 2025, informed by extensive research and stakeholder engagement. It outlines how public-private sector collaboration will develop talent, prepare industry, leverage digital solutions, enhance the enabling environment, and promote and communicate Ireland’s sustainable finance priorities and capabilities.
Delivery of this roadmap was Action Measure No.1 under the Ireland for Finance Action Plan 2021, demonstrating sustainable finance’s increasing prominence as a priority for Ireland and as a key piece of Ireland’s toolkit in addressing the climate crisis.
ABOUT THE IRELAND FOR FINANCE STRATEGY
Ireland for Finance is a strategic framework to support the further development of the international financial services sector in Ireland. A government document, the vision of the strategy is for Ireland to be a top-tier location of choice for specialist international financial services and to enhance and protect future Irish competitiveness. The strategy contains five themes which are sustainable finance, fintech and digital finance, diversity and talent, regionalisation and promotion and operating environment. The Ireland for Finance strategy is implemented through annual action plans.