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Europe’s High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

An update and what it means for Ireland’s capital market participants.

Since mid-2016, there has been an increased global focus on the area of sustainable finance. Beginning with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the G20, G7, OECD and most recently the European Union all have flagged this area as a significant growth area encompassing banking, insurance companies, pension funds, asset managers and stock exchanges.
At an European level, in December 2016 the EU established a High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) charged with helping “hardwire sustainability” into EU financial policy. Working quickly, the committee has already issued an interim report. Final report is due end 2017.

As linked to the EU’s Capital Markets Union work, the group’s brief is how should the EU change regulation and legislation across capital markets in Europe in support of this agenda.

Recognising that there is limited awareness of this work in Ireland, on the 26th October Sustainable Nation Ireland is hosting a breakfast briefing session focused on this agenda and what it means for Ireland’s capital market participants, both domestic and international.

Event panel includes

  • Niall Bohan Head of Unit (Capital Markets) DG FISMA, the senior European Commission official tasked with overseeing the work of the High-Level Expert Group.
  • Paul Ryan, Director Department of Finance.
  • Eoin Fahy, Head of Responsible Investment, KBI Global Investment will give an asset management sector overview.


Please email [email protected] to register your interest in attending.


Sustainable finance is the provision of finance to investments taking into account environmental, social and governance considerations. Sustainable finance also includes a strong green finance component that aims to support economic growth while reducing pressures on the environment, addressing green-house gas emissions and tackling pollution, while minimising waste and improving efficiency in the use of natural resources.



October 26, 2017
7:30 am - 9:30 am
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Sustainable Nation
+353 (1) 525 0290


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