We are feeling the heat. Record temperatures are being recorded across the globe with heatwaves sweeping the UK and mainland Europe. It goes without saying that should such extreme weather anomalies become more frequent, we could see our economies, our ecologies and our societies collapse under the weight of the challenge. The IPCC presented the … Read more

Sustainable Finance Skillnet (SFS), IFS Skillnet and the Compliance Institute (formerly the ACOI) have awarded the contract to design and deliver a new Professional Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals to the IOB (Institute of Banking). Supported by Skillnet Ireland, the new Diploma, the first of its kind globally, is the result of an … Read more

Courtnee Kyle, is under no illusions about the size of the role the financial sector has to play in combatting the climate crisis. As a senior manager in Sustainability and Sponsorships at Permanent TSB (PTSB), she leads the bank’s sustainability programme as it pursues its goals of a 60% cumulative reduction of carbon emissions by … Read more

This week’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Conference, organised by Sustainable Finance Ireland and hosted by AIB at their Dublin Headquarters, has established a “tremendous foundation” upon which Irish industry can develop strategies and responses to their mounting obligations when it comes to reporting around climate and nature related issues. That’s according to … Read more

Neil Menzies outlines property company’s pioneering efforts to make transparent disclosures around carbon emissions and climate-related governance A lot has changed at Hibernia REIT during Neil Menzies’ two years with the company. As the incoming Sustainability Director of the real-estate investment firm with a €1.4billion property portfolio based mainly around Dublin’s docklands, his first task … Read more

Head of Responsible Investment Kathy Ryan outlines finance firm’s moves to progress the climate agenda Kathy Ryan has witnessed first-hand the culture shift in the financial world, with companies now taking account of environmental, social and governance concerns in their day-to-day operations. One such firm, Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM), deals with assets valued in … Read more

Head of Sustainability Lorraine Fitzgerald reveals that cuts to emissions and disclosures of climate data are now the top of the construction firm’s agenda Lorraine Fitzgerald took on the inaugural role of Head of Sustainability at Glenveagh, Ireland’s leading homebuilder, in October last year. “I’m less than a year in the job. It’s a new … Read more

Group Sustainability Officer Caoimhe Donnelly reveals firm’s plans to transform fleet and improve infrastructure The path to a greener and more sustainable future is complicated for a public transport company with a mostly diesel-powered fleet. For CIÉ Group, the umbrella organisation made of five companies with nearly 11,000 employees that facilitate hundreds of millions of … Read more

Chief Sustainability Officer with Smurfit Kappa, Garrett Quinn, opens up on how packaging giant’s ‘inherently sustainable product’ and in-depth disclosures of climate data are paving the way for future success As one of the world’s leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions, operating across 36 countries with around 48,000 employees on 350 sites generating revenues of … Read more

Sustainable Finance Ireland provides funding for ground-breaking ESG data project to First Derivative and Corlytics