Press Release, Dublin: Today at the 2023 Global Government Fintech Lab event in Dublin, Minster of State Dr Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will announced that Sustainable Finance Skillnet will partner with Maynooth University to design and deliver a new world-leading Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Financial Technology & Innovation. This pioneering qualification is the result of collaborative … Read more

A Path to Net Zero CO-HOSTED BY GARP AND THE INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE FINANCE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (ISFCOE) May 10, 2023 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Irish Standard Time (IST) WATCH BACK ON THE GARP WEBSITE HERE Co-hosted by GARP and the International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence (ISFCOE). Please join us for this virtual panel discussion focused on … Read more

The Irish Sustainable Finance Market Report tells a story of National progress, an engaged Financial Services Sector and a transition journey With the sustainable finance agenda front and centre, it is timely for us to review the progress that has been made by the financial sector in Ireland on its sustainable finance journey, and to … Read more

10th March 2023: A new report which analyses Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) knowledge and skillset requirements within the Irish insurance industry has been launched today. Commissioned by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet and produced by KPMG, the report, ‘Insurance industry ESG knowledge and skills analysis 2023’, is the result of an industry-wide collaboration between Brokers … Read more

2022 saw significant movement in the regulatory landscape in tandem with the politicisation of sustainable finance. These movements have been driven by macroeconomic volatility as well as challenges around the implementation phase of sustainable finance in some jurisdictions. ESG regulations for investors: the road to investors’ net-zero transition plan For the first time, China’s banking … Read more

The biodiversity finance agenda is undergoing a global surge, one which is being driven by the inherent risks and opportunities presented to financial systems as a result of economic dependency on the natural world. The recent World Economic Forum global risks report showed that companies are recognising biodiversity risks but are not turning commitments into … Read more

Pictured: Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport – Eamonn Ryan, Commissioner, California Department of Insurance, Ricardo Lara In a further demonstration of Ireland’s commitment to supporting sustainable finance development in emerging markets, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan announced funding of €2.5 million for the establishment of a new UNDP … Read more

Climate Finance Week Ireland 2022 drew to a close for another year in October, but not before offering an insight into how far Ireland has come in developing its response to sustainability demands and obligations. This year’s event marked a number of world-firsts for the sustainable finance agenda both nationally and globally, as well as … Read more

Wednesday, November 9th: Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Seán Fleming, has today (Wednesday) launched a report outlining the skills required by the domestic retail financial services sector to finance Ireland’s net zero transition. Released to coincide with United Nations COP27 Finance Day, … Read more

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 the first course of its … Read more