Demystifying Sustainable Finance Webinar

organised by The Institute of Banking
Event Details

Members €20, ISI and ACOI designates €35


Date and Time

Thu, 27 February 2020

18:00 - 19:00


Location

Online via My Institute

Event Details

Members €20, ISI and ACOI designates €35


Date and Time

Thu, 27 February 2020

18:00 - 19:00


Location

Online via My Institute

Event details
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The world is changing. Environmental and social issues, from the climate crisis to changing demographics to the social inequality, are rising up to the top of the global agenda. As these Sustainability or ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues become increasingly financially relevant to real economy businesses, the financial sector needs to consider its response. Sustainable finance is certainly a buzz word at the moment but there can be a lot of confusion about what exactly it means. At its simplest, Sustainable Finance refers to any form of financial service integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the business or investment decisions for the lasting benefit of both clients and society at large. But what are the drivers, who are the key stakeholders and should sustainability really have anything to do with the financial sector? Tune in to the webinar for a practical, commercially focussed discussion on all of these issues.

The registration for the webinar will close at 2pm on the day of the event or earlier if we reach full capacity.

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1 CPD hour for;

  • QFA (relevant to Savings & Investment category only)

  • APA (relevant to Savings & Investment category only)

  • Grandfather (relevant to Savings & Investment category only)

  • Registered Stockbroker (relevant to Savings & Investment category only)

  • Professional Banker

  • Chartered Banker

  • Certified Bank Director

Laura Heuston

Co-Founder of SustainabilityWorks

Laura is a Co-Founder of SustainabilityWorks, a boutique sustainability consulting firm that offers a unique blend of skills and experience across sustainable finance and sustainability strategy, policy, innovation and communications. A Chartered Accountant and Tax Adviser with over 20 years professional experience in KPMG and Airtricity, mainly working with renewable energy groups and funds, she now focusses on the broader topic of sustainable finance and advises and speaks on a broad range of sustainable finance topics, with a particular specialism in responsible investment, impact investment, renewable energy finance and energy efficiency finance. She has authored a number of submissions to the Department of Finance that led to the inclusion of sustainable finance as a key pillar of Ireland’s international financial services strategy; co-authored a report Fiduciary Roadmap for 21st Century Roadmap for Ireland as a key tool to inform and engage Irish policymakers, regulators and the investment community on responsible investment; and lectures on Sustainable Finance in the UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business.

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