Innovative Sustainable Finance Programme opens for registration as part of Climate Finance Week Ireland 2022

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...

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Ireland’s first sustainable finance strategy for the fintech sector launched

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,...

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Ireland’s fifth annual Climate Finance Week returns this Monday

Climate Finance Week Ireland, Ireland’s premier and only government-affiliated event aimed at advancing the sustainable finance agenda gets underway this Monday, October 17th. Climate Finance Week Ireland (#CFWI22) is once again delivered by Sustainable Finance Ireland, in partnership with Department of Finance and proudly sponsored by AIB. This year’s event...

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Permanent TSB fully focused on the transition to sustainability

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...

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TCFD conference cements industry focus on sustainability targets

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...

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Hibernia REIT Sustainability Director reveals how aligning with TCFD is helping firm achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral

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...

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ILIM takes another step on sustainable investment journey

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),...

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Glenveagh building climate resilience one brick at a time

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...

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CIÉ Group puts emissions reduction drive into high gear

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...

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Smurfit Kappa perfectly poised to lead sustainability revolution

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...

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