Two Irish based members of EC Commission TEG honoured in CFWI19 awards

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 (TEG)

The European Commission set up a Technical expert group on sustainable finance (TEG) to assist it in developing, in line with the Commission’s legislative proposals of May 2018

Dawn Slevin and Professor Andreas Hoepner worked as part of the TEG on the production of the EU Taxonomy on a voluntary basis.

Dawn and Andreas have both been great supporters of the Sustainable Finance agenda domestically and internationally, regularly providing their expertise, knowledge and insight to the SIF Ireland committee and larger stakeholders in the Irish capital markets.

We would like to thank both Dawn and Andreas for their dedication to Sustainable Finance and for all of their support of the agenda in Ireland especially.

Prof. Andreas Hoepner is Full Professor of Operational Risk, Banking & Finance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Lochlann Quinn School of Business of University College Dublin (UCD) and serves on the schools’ management team as Vice Principal for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Prof. Hoepner is also heading the ‘Practical Tools’ research group of the Mistra Financial Systems (MFS) research consortium (5 groups, total funding: SEK 58m ~ about US$ 7m), which supports asset owners with evidence-based tools for investment decision making.

Since June 2018, Andreas is serving on the European Union’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance as one of three independent members (i.e. appointed in personal capacity instead of representing a legal entity). His TEG role involves inter alia the development of the minimum requirements for EU’s Climate Transition Investing aligned with the IPCC’s 1.5°C trajectory (with no or limited overshoot).

Dawn Slevin is is Managing Director of ELS Europe and a member of the DG-FISMA Technical Expert Group (TEG) building Europe’s first Green Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. With over 25 years’ experience on international corporate risk management and sustainable finance, Dawn provides expertise and strategic guidance direct to the financial sector, industrial operators, government regulatory and prudential authorities.Dawn’s extensive experience is drawn from her work across a range of industries from construction & real estate, brownfield development, water treatment & supply, waste management, manufacturing, renewable energy, petrochemical, oil & gas, and transport. She provides support on complex multi-national risks helping with effective management of environmental risks.  Dawn has prepared and delivered training to the financial industry, government bodies, and lectured at University level and has worked collaboratively with Fintech industry on data analytic solutions.

Dawn is a member of the Insurance Ireland Sustainable Finance Taskforce, a Chartered Environmentalist (CENV) and Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM), holds an MSc. with Distinction, Environmental Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast (2002) and Honours Degree Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin (1994),and is a member of associated professional institutions.

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