Practitioners’ Perspectives is a day dedicated to practical 'how to' sessions for various audiences across the financial services sector.
This includes the Green Team Network which invites all financial service businesses in Ireland to pledge to be greener in their operations.
Hear also from accountants as they report on sustainability and overcome their sustainable finance challenges.
Ann Shiels, knowledge lawyer in the Asset Management & Investment Funds team at A&L Goodbody with 20+ years' experience in the investment funds industry in-house and in private practice in Ireland and the Channel Islands. She sits on the steering committee of the Green Team Network. Ann holds a certificate in sustainable finance from the University of Cambridge's Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
Suzanne Senior, Head of Fund Registrations and Listings at BlackRock Dublin and Co-Founder of Green Team Network. She is the EMEA chair for Green Teams within BlackRock. Suzanne has 15+ years’ work experience in the Irish Funds Industry, most recently working in BlackRock since 2018 and previously spent a great number of years in PwC working in various roles in relation to research, marketing, regulation and fund distribution.
As AIB Group plc’s Head of ESG Reporting and Ratings, Caroline leads the Bank’s ESG reporting and disclosures, as well as contributing to the development and implementation of AIB’s Sustainability Strategy. Caroline represented Sustainability on the Working Group behind AIB’s Green Bond issuances, including the €1bn Tier 2 Green Bond issuance in September 2020 – the first Green Bond issued by an Irish Bank and only the second Green Tier 2 capital issue by a European bank.
A career banker with AIB, Caroline has a background in commercial banking, strategic development and credit policy. She joined the Sustainability Team in 2018.
Caroline is co-lead of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Responsible Banking Reporting Working Group, as well a member of its Implementation Leads Working Group which supports implementation of the Principles amongst all 200+ signatory banks globally. She is also a member of the Sustainable Finance Forum of Banking & Payments Federation of Ireland.
Luisina Berberian is a Director of the Sustainable Finance group of S&P Global Ratings, based in Madrid. In her role, Luisina develops, conducts and oversees the analysis of the environment, social, and governance (ESG) performance of corporations accessing the financial capital markets. This includes both analyzing the ESG factors of performance that influence credit quality (the probability of default), and impact on stakeholders that could lead to future financial impacts on these companies. Luisina’s experience at S&P Global also includes seven years in Infrastructure Finance Ratings; the analytical group which covers utilities, project finance and transportation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Luisina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, and a Master’s Degree in Coaching, Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Alcala (Madrid, Spain).
Investors, customers, employees and financial institutions are increasingly using ESG data to inform themselves about a company’s environmental and social activities. A lack of standardisation means this information is often incoherent, inconsistent or not comparable. This session will examine the recent key developments in sustainability reporting, the global trend to make sustainability reporting mandatory for more entities as well as the calls for common reporting standards to ensure sustainability information reported by companies is comparable and sufficient. You will also hear from industry experts who have adopted sustainability reporting within their businesses and they will share how they are informing stakeholders about their sustainability activities.
Organised by Chartered Accountants Ireland.
As part of Climate Finance Week, the CDP Ireland Network Investor Group are hosting a virtual masterclass on ESG Investor Net Zero Initiatives with CDP Capital Markets team. This session aims to provide an understanding of the emerging ESG initiatives such as the UN Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, Net Zero Asset Managers, CA100+, IIGCC & the Science-based Targets for Financial Institutions. The session will be chaired by Eoin Fahy, Head of Responsible Investing with KBI Global Investors, and we will be joined by Matteo Brezza from the CDP Capital Markets team.
The aim of the Green Team Network is to address the need to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration regarding addressing sustainability goals across companies within the Irish Funds industry. We have developed the Green Pledge which aims to be a tool to encourage and support firms within the Irish funds industry to take steps to reduce carbon emissions and take action on sustainability issues that affect them. To participate in the Green Pledge, firms select from a list of environmentally.
The surge in sustainable bond issuance has been supported by growth in the range of underlying debt instruments including green, social, sustainability and sustainability linked bonds. This session will explore key developments in sustainable finance debt markets.
Organised by S&P Global Ratings.
Organised in association with KPMG
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