YPN – Green and Sustainable Finance: An Opportunity for Ireland

IIEA3rd May 20182min
In her address to the IIEA’s Young Professionals’ Network, Laura Heuston argued that there is a real opportunity for Ireland to establish a leadership position in the area of sustainable finance.

 

 

At its simplest, green and sustainable finance refers to the funding and financial services required to tackle climate change and to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In her address to the IIEA’s Young Professionals’ Network, Laura Heuston argued that there is a real opportunity for Ireland to establish a leadership position in this emerging high-growth international financial services sub-sector. She made the case that facilitating and mobilising green and sustainable finance can allow the financial sector make its contribution to create a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable and just world.

This event is open to all members of the IIEA’s Young Professionals’ Network. Membership of the YPN is available to all people between the ages of 23 and 35. Please contact cian.mccarthy@historyiiea.com if you are interested in joining.

 

About the Speaker:

Laura Heuston is Director of Sustainable Finance with Sustainable Nation Ireland.  Sustainable Nation Ireland has been tasked under the Irish Government’s International Financial Services Strategy to promote Ireland as a global green finance centre, while raising awareness of the sustainable and responsible investment agenda in Ireland. Laura is a qualified chartered accountant and tax adviser and also holds a law degree. Laura’s professional experience, in both practice and industry, spans 20 years. She trained with Arthur Andersen before holding positions in Airtricity and KPMG, where she specialised in the renewable energy sector.