THE SPIRIT OF THIS WEEK BRINGING TOGETHER SUSTAINABILITY, THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION, ULTIMATELY THROUGH THE POWER OF MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY, IN THE SERVICE OF THE IRISH PEOPLE...AND TO THE BENEFIT OF THE WORLD.
UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance
Quote from CFWI20
Exploring how we can fund both transition and growth, the theme of this year’s fourth Climate Finance Week Ireland is ‘Investing in a Net Zero Future.’ In line with the priorities of the EU’s renewed sustainable finance strategy, as in previous years CFWI21 will also deep dive into the risks and opportunities associated with the broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.
Taking place in advance of the key 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 in November, CFWI21 will showcase financial ecosystem best in class activities – how these firms secured leadership buy-in, supported internal sustainable finance talent development, overcame data challenges, and utilised digital technologies to roll out new products, while fully integrating reporting frameworks such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). In addition, with so much activity at the policy and regulatory level driving this agenda, updates will be provided on the latest developments. The renewed focus on the carbon markets will feature, as will the important topics of financing biodiversity and pricing nature. As outlined in the Paris Agreement, a dedicated session on meeting the US$100 billion climate finance commitment will also explore Ireland’s role in realising.
A highlight of CFWI21 is sustainable finance leader AIB’s 5th annual Sustainability conference. Finally, the launch of Ireland’s first Sustainable Finance Roadmap will take place during CFWI21.