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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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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ESG Day 2019 – Brought to you by SIF Ireland and Irish Life

By |2020-01-22T09:27:31+00:00November 5th, 2019|General, Latest News, SIF in the News, Top news|

A momentous day for Ireland’s 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. The measures saw Euronext select
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Responsible Investor says that Ireland is ‘in it to win’ the Sustainable Finance race

By |2019-09-11T16:12:21+01:00March 12th, 2019|General, SIF in the News, Top news|

Ireland country snapshot: The Emerald Isle goes green The latest in RI’s country snapshot series by Daniel Brooksbank | March 7th, 2019 Of all the countries in the world, Ireland is the one most associated with the colour green: it’s the Emerald Isle after all. But although it could be accused of having been a
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Irish Environment Minister Says Country Needs to Create ‘New Class of Green Asset’

By |2019-09-11T14:40:52+01:00November 26th, 2018|General, SIF in the News|

The Irish government needs to be at the forefront of climate change finance and use its expertise in asset management to help create “a new class” of green asset, says the country’s new Environment Minister Richard Bruton.The veteran politician took up the role of Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment last month. “We need
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Irish Managers Embrace SRI Funds

By |2019-09-11T14:37:44+01:00November 12th, 2018|General, SIF in the News|

A growing number of Irish asset managers are investing in sustainability-themed funds, according to an industry survey. The ‘Responsible Investment: State of Play report 2018’, commissioned by the Sustainable & Responsible Investment Forum (SIF) Ireland, surveyed Ireland-domiciled asset managers with a collective €77 billion of assets under management and found that 81% have implemented a
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Why is Everyone Talking about Responsible Investment and ESG?

By |2019-09-11T14:33:33+01:00June 28th, 2018|General, SIF in the News|

Read the SIF Ireland article on Responsible Investment written by our Director of Sustainable Finance, Laura Heuston, for the summer edition of the Irish Association of Pension Funds magazine.  This provides a great overview of Responsible Investment from the basics to recent EU policy developments to how SIF Ireland are working to advance the agenda
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These companies are backing Ireland in the green race – but what exactly are they doing?

By |2019-09-11T14:31:42+01:00June 3rd, 2018|General, SIF in the News|

Creating the infrastructure and projects that will one day decarbonise the planet is a costly process – and green finance is the business of finding the cash required to pay for it. The amount required for Ireland to make the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy by 2040, according to the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
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What is Green Finance, and how does Ireland fare in the global leadership race?

By |2019-09-11T14:32:41+01:00February 28th, 2018|General, SIF in the News|

Dublin has joined a list of around 20 financial centres, including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Hong Kong, who have launched a specific sustainable plan over the last 12 months. Under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, it was agreed upon to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees or less, a massive project that will require
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Ireland reveals €22bn low-carbon ‘investor roadmap’

By |2019-09-11T14:30:18+01:00February 27th, 2018|General, SIF in the News|

A vast public-private decarbonisation funding programme worth up to €21.8 billion ($26.9 billion) has been billed a “clear roadmap” for investors to fund Ireland’s global green finance leadership ambitions. The Irish Government has proposed that an initial €7.6 billion of public funds be invested in low-carbon projects between 2018 and 2027. It forecast that this
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