10th March 2023: A new report which analyses Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) knowledge and skillset requirements within the Irish insurance industry has been launched today. Commissioned by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet and produced by KPMG, the report, ‘Insurance industry ESG knowledge and skills analysis 2023’, is the result of an industry-wide collaboration between Brokers … Read more

2022 saw significant movement in the regulatory landscape in tandem with the politicisation of sustainable finance. These movements have been driven by macroeconomic volatility as well as challenges around the implementation phase of sustainable finance in some jurisdictions. ESG regulations for investors: the road to investors’ net-zero transition plan For the first time, China’s banking … Read more

The biodiversity finance agenda is undergoing a global surge, one which is being driven by the inherent risks and opportunities presented to financial systems as a result of economic dependency on the natural world. The recent World Economic Forum global risks report showed that companies are recognising biodiversity risks but are not turning commitments into … Read more

Pictured: Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport – Eamonn Ryan, Commissioner, California Department of Insurance, Ricardo Lara In a further demonstration of Ireland’s commitment to supporting sustainable finance development in emerging markets, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan announced funding of €2.5 million for the establishment of a new UNDP … Read more

Climate Finance Week Ireland 2022 drew to a close for another year in October, but not before offering an insight into how far Ireland has come in developing its response to sustainability demands and obligations. This year’s event marked a number of world-firsts for the sustainable finance agenda both nationally and globally, as well as … Read more

Wednesday, November 9th: Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Seán Fleming, has today (Wednesday) launched a report outlining the skills required by the domestic retail financial services sector to finance Ireland’s net zero transition. Released to coincide with United Nations COP27 Finance Day, … Read more

21 October 2022: Registration has opened today for an innovative new sustainable finance programme for compliance professionals in financial services developed and delivered by IOB. Commissioned by Sustainable Finance Skillnet (SFS), IFS Skillnet and the Compliance Institute (formerly the ACOI), the Professional Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals is the first course of its … Read more

Wednesday October 19th: Ireland’s strategy to support the development of innovative, data-driven technology solutions to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges has been officially launched. Overseen by Sustainable Finance Ireland and the Fintech and Payments association of Ireland, the Sustainable Finance Fintech Strategy has been developed in collaboration with stakeholders across financial services, fintech, academia and government in … Read more

Wednesday October 19th: The CEO of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), Marcie Frost, was last night named winner of the 2022 International Climate Leadership Award at the official Climate Finance Week Ireland gala dinner which was held in the National Gallery of Ireland. The International Climate Leadership Award, proudly supported by the Maples … Read more

Monday October 17th: Minister Simon Harris has today launched the International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence, to deliver the skills necessary for the financial services community to finance a net-zero future. The Centre will be an international hub from which the Irish-located finance community will develop its response to sustainability demands. Launched on the opening … Read more