Climate Finance Week Ireland: 11 – 15 Oct 2021

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Climate Finance Week Ireland (CFWI), is taking place from the 11th to the 15th of October 2021.

CFWI is a key action under the Ireland for Finance Strategy is now in its fourth year, and once again is proudly sponsored by AIB. CFWI has, over the years, developed into the landmark sustainable finance event covering broader environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics in Ireland.

CFWI will take place in October this year, in advance of the key 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26 in November. 2021 is a critical year for Climate Change and Sustainable Finance and CFWI21 will showcase the financial ecosystems best in class activities. These include how firms have 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, specifically the Task Force on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Speaking about the event Minister Donohoe said:

‘We are delighted to be co-hosting Climate Finance Week Ireland once again with Sustainable Finance Ireland in what is a critical year for this agenda. With the launch of our own Climate Action Plan due shortly and the UN COP26 taking place in November, this year’s event can build on the strong momentum already underway in financing the climate transition and a forum for people to understand the opportunities being created in Climate and Sustainable Finance’.

Snapshot of CFWI21 events include:

  • AIB sustainability conference which is now in its 5th year will be one of 20+ virtual events taking place across the week;
  • The publication of the first Irish Sustainable Finance Roadmap;
  • International meetings including the annual meeting of the UN-convened Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF), a forum of 31 international insurance Supervisors and UN-convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S), a network of 36 international financial centres;
  • Climate-disclosures & reporting: a focus on Ireland’s progress related to the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD);
  • Strong focus on skills and talent development across the week.

You can register for this event here.

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