Stephen Nolan honoured as overall Green Leader Ireland Award 2020

By |2020-02-26T09:04:00+00:00February 26th, 2020|General, Latest News|

It was a proud night for all involved in driving Ireland’s rapidly-evolving sustainability agenda as Stephen Nolan was presented with the prestigious 2020 Green Leader award. Sponsored by Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the award was given to Stephen at the black-tie Green Awards ceremony in Dublin. On secondment from Sustainable Nation Ireland,
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Final Report on Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures

By |2020-01-24T16:35:51+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary On 30 September 2019, the TEG published its final report on Climate Benchmarks and Benchmarks’ ESG Disclosures. The final report recommends a list of minimum technical requirements for the methodologies of ‘EU Climate Transition’ and ‘EU Paris-aligned’ benchmarks, with the objective to address the risk of greenwashing. The report also recommends a set of Environmental, Social and Governance
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Forecast Policy Scenario: Macroeconomic results

By |2020-01-24T16:32:16+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary Forecast Policy Scenario (FPS) models the impact of the forecasted policies on the real economy up to 2050, tracing detailed effects on all emitting sectors, including changes to energy demand (oil, gas, coal), transport, food prices, crop yields, and rates of deforestation. A summary of this report can be accessed here. The Inevitable Policy
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Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey 2019. Markets alert to the environment and society

By |2020-01-24T16:30:12+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary Users of the capital markets, the world over, are now highly alert to environmental and social issues, with around 60% of both issuers and investors saying  environmental and social issues are ‘very important’. The findings come from HSBC’s Sustainable Financing and Investing Survey 2019, a poll of 500 investors and 500 issuers from the Americas,
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The Inevitable Policy Response: Policy Forecasts

By |2020-01-24T16:28:18+00:00January 24th, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

The Inevitable Policy Response: Policy Forecasts Summary A forceful policy response to climate change is not priced into today’s markets. Yet it is inevitable that governments will be forced to act more decisively than they have so far, leaving investor portfolios exposed to significant risk. The longer the delay, the more disorderly, disruptive and abrupt
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Financing the Low-carbon Future. A private-sector view on mobilising climate finance

By |2020-01-24T14:12:35+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Digital library, Latest News|

Summary The Climate Finance Leadership Initiative (CFLI) was launched in January 2019 in order to accelerate private sector investment for climate solutions. The seven founder members have published this report “Financing the Low-Carbon Future” which examines the challenges and potential solutions to delivering the necessary financing for a sustainable low-carbon economy. The report highlights five
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Two Irish based members of EC Commission TEG honoured in CFWI19 awards

By |2020-01-24T14:12:54+00:00January 17th, 2020|Latest News, SIF in the News, Top news|

SIF Ireland was proud to award Dawn Slevin and  Professor Andreas Hoepner (UCD) with the Irish Sustainable Finance Person of the Year Award 2019. SIF Ireland Chairman, Terence O'Rourke and Jim O'Keeffe, Chief Customer and Strategic Affairs Officer AIB awarded the two Irish based members of the European Commission Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
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Ireland’s Second Annual Responsible Investment State of Play Report

By |2020-01-17T12:35:04+00:00December 12th, 2019|General, Latest News, Top news|

Climate Finance Week hears investors are increasingly likely to demand firms employ ESG principles The launch of Ireland’s second annual Responsible Investment State of Play report by SIF Ireland at Dublin Castle was one of the many highlights of Climate Finance Week Ireland 2019 which ran from November 4th to 8th in venues across the
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Ireland gets serious about climate change on momentous day for financial system

By |2020-01-16T13:08:43+00:00November 16th, 2019|General, Latest News, Top news|

Ireland gets serious about climate change on momentous day for financial system In a highly significant day for the Irish financial system, a series of transformative measures were announced on SIF Ireland's ESG Day at Climate Finance Week Ireland 2019 that show the sector is determined to mount a serious response to the climate crisis.
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Deep Dive Skills Report makes waves

By |2020-01-24T14:13:13+00:00November 14th, 2019|General, Latest News, SIF in the News, Top news|

Sustainable Finance will fundamentally change the financial services sector having made a permanent shift from being ‘niche’ to ‘mainstream’, according to the Sustainable Finance Deep Dive Skills Report, which was launched in Dublin during Climate Finance Week. The report, commissioned by Sustainable Finance Skillnet and Sustainable Nation Ireland and researched by Deloitte, says third-level institutions
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