New Release: The Nature of Finance

Assessing the nature related risks and opportunities for the Irish Finance Sector.

New Release: The Nature of Finance

Assessing the nature related risks and opportunities for the Irish Finance Sector.

Welcome to the International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Our mission is to catalyse a transformed economy for a sustainable world. At the core of our vision is the acceleration of capital mobilization, supporting a net-zero, nature-positive, and just economic transition. As pioneers of sustainable finance in Ireland, we are reshaping the financial landscape to craft a future that is both prosperous and sustainable. Discover how we drive positive change through innovative finance solutions.

We work with partner institutions,

Government and academia to create opportunities for finance professionals to upskill to meet the needs of a rapidly advancing regulatory framework. For us, talent is the cornerstone of progress. Our courses are designed to shape leaders who drive positive change.

We work with partner institutions,

Government and academia to create opportunities for finance professionals to upskill to meet the needs of a rapidly advancing regulatory framework. For us, talent is the cornerstone of progress. Our courses are designed to shape leaders who drive positive change.

We conduct research and create

reports to identify gaps and opportunities in sustainable financial operations within Ireland.Our expert, collaborative research informs decisions from corporate boardrooms to government departments.

We conduct research and create

reports to identify gaps and opportunities in sustainable financial operations within Ireland.Our expert, collaborative research informs decisions from corporate boardrooms to government departments.

We host events all year round

including Ireland’s premier sustainable finance event - Climate Finance WeekIreland - to enable professionals to exchange knowledge, be kept informed of best practice and learn from and work with with the leading global names in sustainable finance.

We host events all year round

including Ireland’s premier sustainable finance event - Climate Finance WeekIreland - to enable professionals to exchange knowledge, be kept informed of best practice and learn from and work with with the leading global names in sustainable finance.

The challenges we face are

global in scale, and so are the solutions we seek. Welcome to a journey that transcends boundaries and redefines possibilities. Together, we are building a world where finance is a powerful driver of sustainability, and where a just and thriving future is within reach.

The challenges we face are

global in scale, and so are the solutions we seek. Welcome to a journey that transcends boundaries and redefines possibilities. Together, we are building a world where finance is a powerful driver of sustainability, and where a just and thriving future is within reach.

Leading Sustainable Finance Centre by 2025

In 2023, Sustainable Finance Ireland became the International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence (ISFCOE) In order to support the goal of Ireland becoming a leading sustainable finance centre by 2025.

Sustainable Finance Roadmap and Climate Action Plan 2022

Aligned with government policy outlined in Ireland for Finance Strategy 2025, Irish National Sustainable Finance Roadmap and Climate Action Plan 2022, the establishment of the Centre of Excellence is Action 1 of Ireland’s Sustainable Finance roadmap

Climate Finance Week 2023

Climate Finance Week Ireland is a world-leading annual event that brings together experts, policymakers, industry leaders, and stakeholders in the area of sustainable finance. It provides a platform for discussions and collaborations aimed at addressing the Environmental, Social and Governance agenda.

Participants have the opportunity to engage in informative sessions, share insights, and explore innovative strategies to mobilise funding for a sustainable and resilient future.

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NEW: Sustainable Finance Skills

Climate Finance Week

Climate Finance Week

VISIT SF SKILLNET WEBSITE

Sustainable Finance Skillnet

VISIT SF ROADMAP PAGE

Ireland's first SF Roadmap

VISIT Communities of Practices

Communities of Practices

Who We Are

Who We Are

The International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence works to position Ireland as a leader in sustainable finance. All activities are aligned with the government’s Ireland for Finance strategy and help to deliver on annual action plans. The International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the national Sustainable Finance Roadmap launched at Climate Finance Week Ireland 2021.

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Our Vision

Our Vision

That Ireland’s financial sector is a leader in sustainable finance, contributing to a sustainable and prosperous economy at home and abroad. Headquartered in Dublin, the Centre has been developed in partnership with Skillnet Ireland, the UNDP Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) Network, EU Climate-KIC and leading domestic and international private sector actors

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Our Aim

Our Aim

The Centre aims to provide insight on best practice in sustainable finance, innovate new sustainable finance product solutions, provide suite of ESG qualifications and training to support upskilling and deliver key industry events including our flagship event, Climate Finance Week Ireland

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Who We Are

Who We Are

The International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence works to position Ireland as a leader in sustainable finance. All activities are aligned with the government’s Ireland for Finance strategy and help to deliver on annual action plans. The International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence is responsible for coordinating the delivery of the national Sustainable Finance Roadmap launched at Climate Finance Week Ireland 2021.

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Our Vision

Our Vision

That Ireland’s financial sector is a leader in sustainable finance, contributing to a sustainable and prosperous economy at home and abroad. Headquartered in Dublin, the Centre has been developed in partnership with Skillnet Ireland, the UNDP Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) Network, EU Climate-KIC and leading domestic and international private sector actors

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Our Aim

Our Aim

The Centre aims to provide insight on best practice in sustainable finance, innovate new sustainable finance product solutions, provide suite of ESG qualifications and training to support upskilling and deliver key industry events including our flagship event, Climate Finance Week Ireland

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Chair People of Our Working Groups

 

Stephen Nolan

SFCOE – International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence

Climate Finance Week Ireland

Mary Whitelaw

Chief Sustainability & Corporate Affairs Officer, AIB

Chair, Sustainable Finance Skillnet Steering Committee

Colette Coogan

ISFCOE – International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence

Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance Fintech Steering Committee

Michael Concannon

Head of FPAI Strategy & Development

Co-Chair, Sustainable Finance Fintech Steering Committee

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