My ESG – A Leadership Series: Ann Prendergast, Head of State Street Global Advisors Ireland

By |2020-07-13T14:05:21+01:00July 13th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

It’s been an exceptionally busy period for ESG and responsible investing, both in Ireland and on a global scale. This week, Ann Prendergast, Head of State Street Global Advisors Ireland, shares her insights on a dynamic and rapidly growing sector.   SIF Ireland: How has the Covid19 pandemic impacted on investor demand and the ESG
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My ESG – A Leadership Series: Peter Stapleton, Partner and Head of the Funds & Investment Management team at Maples and Calder LLP, the Maples Group’s law firm in Dublin

By |2020-06-24T12:01:58+01:00June 23rd, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

In this series, brought to you by SIF Ireland, we ask leaders in the ESG and Responsible Investment space for their thoughts on the sector in Ireland and globally.  Despite the Covid 19 pandemic, Peter Stapleton believes there are plenty of grounds for optimism.   SIF Ireland: How has the Covid19 pandemic impacted on investor
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Move by Euronext to offer ESG bonds – including blue, social and sustainability bonds – is welcomed by SIF Ireland

By |2020-06-17T12:19:33+01:00June 17th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

A move by Euronext to offer ESG-related bonds across several new important financial categories, has been welcomed by SIF Ireland. During SIF Ireland’s second annual ESG Day, Euronext last November announced the creation of a Euronext Green Bonds offering across its six regulated markets. The initiative is operated out of Euronext Dublin, the group centre
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Pat Cox: ‘Climate action must be hardwired into everything we choose and plan to do together.’

By |2020-06-12T08:07:16+01:00June 12th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

Hundreds of key figures from the world of asset management, banking and insurance gathered on Wednesday – virtually of course – to attend a special webinar on sustainable finance co-organised by the Irish Department of Finance and Sustainable Nation Ireland with the European Commission. The webinar was an opportunity to hear first-hand from the Commission about
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WEBINAR PLAYBACK: Perspectives on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy

By |2020-06-12T08:43:51+01:00June 11th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

Ireland for Finance and Sustainable Nation Ireland hosted a 90 minute webinar on Wednesday 10th June 2020 to discuss the EU Commission consultation on a Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. The event was an opportunity to hear different perspectives on the European Green Deal and how different organisations are preparing for the transition to a Sustainable
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Irish appointment to key European sustainability taskforce

By |2020-06-09T14:07:00+01:00June 9th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

Dawn Slevin, one of Ireland’s most experienced sustainable finance professionals, has been appointed to a key European Financial Reporting Advisory Group taskforce. The Steering Group of the European Corporate Reporting Lab @ EFRAG (European Lab) has appointed a Project Task Force for its second project on reporting of non-financial risks and opportunities and linkage to the
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Department of Finance and Sustainable Nation Ireland host webinar on sustainable finance

By |2020-06-08T16:47:22+01:00June 8th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

The Department of Finance led by Minister Paschal Donohoe and Sustainable Nation Ireland (SNI) are organising a special webinar on sustainable finance, taking place this Wednesday 10th June. The webinar is called ‘Perspectives on the Renewed Strategy for Sustainable Finance’ and will feature an update from the European Union’s dedicated Department for Financial Stability and Capital Markets
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Harnessing the ‘David Attenborough affect’ – Episode 2 of our podcast ‘ESG Stories: Adventures in Responsible Investing’

By |2020-06-03T10:46:27+01:00June 2nd, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

Sarah Norris, Investment Director and co-portfolio manager of the Global Equity Impact Fund for Aberdeen Standard Investments​ recently sat down with Climate Finance Week 2020 chair Stephen Nolan for the second episode of our compelling podcast series ‘ESG Stories’.   Sarah manages the global equity impact fund at Aberdeen Standard Investments and works with ASI’s head
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My ESG – A Leadership Series: Rosheen McGuckian, CEO, NTR Plc

By |2020-05-28T09:54:58+01:00May 28th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

SIF Ireland is asking leaders in the ESG and Responsible Investment space to share their insights on developments in this vital sector. This week, we speak NTR CEO Rosheen McGuckian.   SIF Ireland:  How has the Covid19 pandemic impacted on the ESG agenda? RMcG: “The ESG agenda is as important if not more important as ever.
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Two new reports into environment and climate risk for central banks

By |2020-05-28T09:11:55+01:00May 27th, 2020|General, Latest News, Top news|

In a welcome development, SIF Ireland is delighted to share that the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) has released two very timely and relevant reports that will be of interest to the Irish financial services ecosystem. The Central Bank of Ireland is a member of the NGFS. The NGFS was launched at the Paris
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