The Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) initiative is currently developing a ranking of the quality and depth of Green Finance activity in financial centres. The Global Green Finance Index (GGFI) is an initiative sponsored by the MAVA Foundation, and delivered by Finance Watch and Long Finance, that seeks to encourage financial centres to become greener and develop financial services in a way that enables a more sustainable society.
We need as many people from the finance community in Ireland, regardless of whether you are involved in Green Finance or not, to complete the survey as we want to ensure that Ireland is where it should be on the Green Finance map. It will only take a few mins and you, or one of your team, can complete it here. A copy of the findings will be sent to all participants by GGFI.
Please note that you really don’t need to be a Green Finance expert to do it. It is very much your take, as someone working in the financial sector, as to whether Green Finance is on your agenda at all. The first edition of the GGFI is due to be published in Spring 2018. Green Finance is any financial instrument or financial services activity – including insurance, equity, bonds, commodity and derivatives trading, analytical or risk management tools – which results in positive change for the environment and society over the long term (sustainability). The most basic “greenness” criterion of a company or project it that contributes to reduce Green House Gases emissions.
Finance Green Ireland
Finance Green Ireland is our initiative, in line with our role under IFS2020, to promote Ireland as a leading Global Green Finance Centre. There is already over €28 billion in Green Finance activity in Ireland and you can learn more about this initiative here.
Please feel free to share this survey with anyone who you feel it may be relevant for. Thank you for your time and help.