Ireland’s ever-strengthening relationship with Canada in embracing and collaborating around the green finance agenda will be celebrated next month with a special dinner at the Canadian Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin.
On October 2, the Irish-Canada Green Financial Dinner will host guest of honour Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Toronto Financial Services.
Canada is developing a green finance strategy with Toronto as the key hub and, like Dublin, is a founding member of the G7 backed UN Environment established Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) global network.
The dinner will provide a key opportunity to hear about Ireland’s links with Canada as well as current and future collaborations around the sustainable finance agenda.
Irish-Canadian links already include the significant presence in Cork of Canadian Brookfield Renewables Europe. Sustainable Nation Ireland has also, with the support of the Irish Government and the Canadian Embassy, taken part in a special roundtable with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. And in late 2017 Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of the Environment participated in a Sustainable Nation Ireland Leadership breakfast event. In addition, both nations enjoy excellent relations in fora such as the World Bank where both are members of the same grouping.
As CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Centre, Jennifer Reynolds is a member of the UN FC4S with whom Sustainable Nation Ireland is building a positive working relationship.