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Sustainable Finance Week 2022
- Monday 19 September VIP Day
- Tuesday 20 September
- Wednesday 21 September
- Thursday 22 September
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Sustainable talent development
A lack of expertise and capacity is a challenge for firms looking to implement and service sustainable finance. Join members of the Education Sub-Committee of the Green Strategy Group together with experts in this field for an interesting and interactive discussion on the current talent outlook in respect of sustainability. We will discuss the challenges faced by firms and individuals wishing to upskill, discuss how the sub-committee can facilitate education acceleration and provide details on current educational programmes.
Tuesday 20 September, 10:00 - 11:00 BST
Insights into Sustainable Investing: Structuring, Investor Expectations and Allocations
How can private clients structure to invest into sustainable finance? What are investors expecting to achieve from their investments? How do fund managers allocate into sustainable assets and measure impact? This panel discussion will delve into sustainable investing from both sides – from the perspective of the investor and the perspective of the fund manager.
Tuesday 20 September, 10:00 - 11:30 BST
Financing a nature-positive future
Join PwC's experts to take a deeper dive into the emerging Task Force for Nature-Related Financial Disclosures framework, and hear some practical examples of how to strengthen your integration of nature-based risks and opportunities into your organisational governance and investment decision-making. Why and how are nature-based solutions critical for solving the climate crisis? What can we apply from best practice in TCFD disclosures to date? Now taking place virtually via Google Meet - please use this Google Meet link on the day.
Tuesday 20 September, 12:00 - 13:15 BST
Climate Change: Science, Urgency and Action
Professor Martin Siegert is Co-Director of the Grantham Institute. Previously, he was Director of the Bristol Glaciology Centre at Bristol University, where he is now a visiting Professor, and Head of the School of GeoSciences at Edinburgh University, where he now holds an Honorary Professorship. He led the Lake Ellsworth Consortium - a UK-NERC funded programme that designed an experiment to explore a large subglacial lake beneath the ice of West Antarctica. He has undertaken three Antarctic field seasons, using geophysics to measure the subglacial landscape and to understand what it tells us about past changes in Antarctica and elsewhere. He will be talking about his research in Antarctica, what it tells us about climate change and what actions society should be taking.
Tuesday 20 September, 19:00 - 20:00 BST
Meet the Regulator
The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is the regulatory body for the finance industry in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. We seek to secure good regulatory outcomes with integrity, proportionality and professional excellence, thereby generating confidence in the Bailiwick as a jurisdiction. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission will be discussing their recent consultations on Greenwashing and a Natural Capital during Sustainable Finance Week. The GFSC would like to invite you to schedule a meeting with our Authorisations team during Sustainable Finance Week to answer any questions about our regulated sustainable finance approach, or regulated business in Guernsey.
Wednesday 21 September, all day
Responsible investing for insurers
Guernsey International Insurance Association will be hosting a panel session on responsible investing for insurers. The panel will feature local sustainability and investment practitioners Ian Corder, Jennifer Strachan and Samantha Dovey and be moderated by Adele Gale. The panel will discuss how impactful insurers can be when considering responsible investing, the next phase of the GIIA ESG Framework and practical guidance on what to do. They will also consider the unintended consequences of ESG portfolios, including support for big tech over making a difference, the merits of engagement over divestment and the energy transition and greenwashing. A light breakfast will be offered.
Wednesday 21 September, 08:15 - 09:30 BST
Unintended consequences – the impact of sustainable regulations on fund managers with GIFA Academy
The knock-on effect of sustainability regulations such as SFDR for the funds industry, with a particular focus on the impacts for smaller fund managers. The panel will discuss whether regulations such as SFDR will become a hygiene factor, as well as how you can disclose on these regulations and avoid greenwashing.
Wednesday 21 September, 08:30 - 09:30 BST
Where Wallstreet meets Wildlife
Join Ogier's Sustainable Investment Consulting experts for an interactive panel discussion with leading experts from the conservation and sustainable investment field, and hear some of the ways finance is being applied to help save species and ecosystems on the edge of extinction. This session moves beyond disclosure standards, to discuss real transaction examples of nature-based financing instruments. Join us for an exciting panel with Founders of Coast4C, Posaidon Capital, ADM Capital and LumiVoce. The password to view the session is: 89*%!eNk
Wednesday 21 September, 10:00 - 11:30 BST
Are you ready to meet the needs of the new generation of clients in their values and purpose driven wealth strategies across the spectrum of capital?
A Conversation About Trends Towards Values Based Conversations with (U)HNW Private Clients roviding a Commercial Opportunity for Private Client Professional Advisors and Their Firms.Philanthropy Impact is a leading centre of excellence and knowledge hub, uniquely positioned at the point of intersection of sustainable philanthropic giving and ESG/impact investment. Attendees to this session will be given an introductory 25% discount on the cost of the full training courses offered by Philanthropy Impact. Hosted at the Duke of Richmond - Lennox Suite
Wednesday 21 September, 11:00 - 12:00 BST
ESG journeys, walking the talk from end to end
In this session we will take perspectives from a fund manager, a portfolio company and a market observer as to what ESG means for them and the challenges they face, and will then explore how our IQ-EQ Compass product is helping these market participants with their varied ESG needs.
Wednesday 21 September, 11:00 - 12:00 BST
Climate Risk and ESG Reporting: what’s needed, what’s nice and what’s just plain flotsam and jetsam
With the tsunami of ESG driven marketing and social media over the last few years, it’s become nigh impossible for local firms and boards to get to grips what’s necessary and valuable when it comes climate risk, sustainability and ESG reporting. This session will outline the approach of the implied temperature rise of assets and how this aligns with global TCFD requirements. It will also provide a frank exposition of regulatory requirements for Guernsey fiduciaries’, funds’ and captives’ Boards ahead of the first deadline for conforming with the new GFSC Code of Code Governance requirements. Founded by Dr Andy Sloan, Netherite & Grunweldt Advisory provides comprehensive climate risk and ESG advisory and regulatory reporting solutions to Guernsey and Jersey based financial institutions. www.netheriteandgrunweldt.com
Wednesday 21 September, 12:00 - 13:00 BST
The Great Climate Change Debate: An Island schools' event
Post 16 students from schools across the islands will be debating aspects of mitigating climate change on the island. Fundamental to the Bailiwicks response will be the cost of mitigation versus the behavioural change. We may have to force change by taxes and legislation rather than relying on voluntary public behavioural change. We all agree we must do something, but what and how?
Wednesday 21 September, 16:30 - 18:00 BST
Pressure is mounting: Can alternative investment funds accelerate the transition to net zero?
COP26 underlined the investment gap in climate initiatives and highlighted that funds have an important role to play in the transition to net zero. Join us for a networking breakfast and hear the findings from our research report in to how alternative investment funds (AIFs) are adapting their operations to align with global climate commitments, specifically the introduction of science-based targets (SBTs) and the barriers and opportunities facing funds when setting and incorporating these targets. Read the full report here. The event is being hosted at the Duke of Richmond Hotel.
Thursday 22 September, 08:30 - 10:00 BST
Introduction to Green and Sustainable Finance
This half day course with tutor Christopher Jehan aims to provide an introduction and overview of Green and Sustainable Finance within the Guernsey financial services arena. Delegates will explore the principles and strategy behind Green and Sustainable Finance in Guernsey and the regulatory and industry initiatives being explored in the jurisdiction to enable Guernsey to be a leader in this area. These initiatives include those in the insurance, investment, fiduciary and banking sectors. On completion of this training delegates will feel confident that they are up to speed with the history and development of this important area for Guernsey and have a broad overview of the relevant sectors in this constantly developing area.
Thursday 22 September, 09:30 - 13:00 BST
The unsustainable cost of the EU’s sustainable finance regulations
ISICI estimates demonstrate that the EU’s regulatory approach to sustainable finance will cost the industry €20bn per annum, some €1.5trn in the run up to 2050. Capital better deployed fighting climate change. Our view is that streamlining of global regulatory reporting to fewer variables is more effective and the route to reduced bureaucracy and cost. The session will present the economic case in favour of a streamlined regulatory approach based on TCFD to help increasing the flow of capital to climate mitigation. Sustainability takes many forms. The International Sustainability Institute Channel Islands (‘ISICI’) was established to further the development of research and thought in the areas of fiscal, environmental, and financial sustainability. Through research and advisory services, it advocates a practical and pragmatic approach to sustainability. www.isici.org
Thursday 22 September, 10:00 - 11:00 BST
Using Partnerships to Deliver Climate Change Goals
Business leaders across the world are incorporating sustainable development goals into their business agenda but many are struggling to make an impact on the goals without specialist knowledge, appropriate financing and human capital. Goal 17 considers how crucial partnerships are to deliver against the goals. Promoting partnerships as a mechanism for impact on the UN SDGs. This breakfast briefing by the IoD Guernsey branch will explore how partnering can work in theory and how it has worked in practice. From using public and private partnerships to deliver climate transition technology which can be funded to a partnership of corporate resources and third sector expertise.
Friday 23 September, 07:45 - 09:00 BST
Plastic is Fantastic: People are the Problem - why we need to stop building houses without toilets
Sponsored by Carey Olsen
As global population increases and individual wealth grows, the potential for damage to our planet intensifies. Yet our desire for progress and excitement for anything new seems to trump considered plans to deal with it. Business leaders are taught to address issues only when the potential fallout becomes a problem. We assume technology and government intervention will come to the rescue, forgetting how greed and opportunism distorts our view. We forget the power of marketing to greenwash. This session will explore the power and importance of individual action and responsibility, and applying careful and considered thought to everything we do in a fast-changing world. Taking place at the Chamber of Commerce offices in Market Square.
Friday 23 September, 12:15 - 13:30 BST
Inside track: How the regulatory-setting landscape is evolving
Deloitte is actively influencing the regulatory standard-setting landscape and industry approach to climate risk management. We will share the latest respective insights on regulatory requirements, the board’s responsibilities, transitioning roadmaps and green/ESG-linked loans. This session will also highlight the benefits of accelerating organisational change to support the sustainability and climate agenda, and the need for transparent and authentic action to protect people, the planet and economic prosperity for the future.
Friday 23 September, 16:00 - 17:00 BST