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WHAT IS Guernsey Green Finance?

Guernsey Green Finance is the brand through which Guernsey Finance delivers on Guernsey's strategic commitment to sustainable finance.

24 Sep 2020

New York Climate Week Private Wealth Financing Sustainability Webinar

02 Nov 2020

Guernsey Funds Forum Webinar - Day 1

03 Nov 2020

Guernsey Funds Forum Webinar - Day 2

04 Nov 2020

Guernsey Funds Forum Webinar - Day 3

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Guernsey Green Funds

In October 2018, the Cibus Fund became the first to be awarded the Guernsey Green Fund regulatory ‘kitemark’ by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. It closed at more than $320 million following its designation.

“Clearly there were a number of contributing factors, but I do think an important factor in bringing in those later funds, getting investors who were thinking about it to actually commit, was the Guernsey Green Fund designation,” said Jeremy Alun-Jones, Group Chief Operating Officer at ADM Capital.

The Cibus Fund is a private equity vehicle managed by London and Hong Kong-based fund manager ADM Capital, a manager with a track record of investing in the agribusiness sector, looking to reduce the negative impacts of agriculture on the environment. It has followed a thesis-driven approach which shows that demand for high-value food in many of the world’s fastest-growing regions exceeds regional production and processing capacity.

Private Wealth and Local Firms

Bellerive Trust has been involved in impact investment with an agribusiness development project targeting a number of countries in Central Africa. The project takes in more than 10,000 hectares of farming land, which, aside from its agricultural potential, also benefits from the capacity to generate renewable energy from sunlight, creating multiple income streams for stakeholders. There is also the possibility for local residents to benefit from ownership.

In time, there will be scope for:

  • Commercial and residential property developments
  • Sanitation projects
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Enhanced logistics
  • Substantial employment of local residents in sustainable trades and businesses.

The overall aims of this project are to offer a sustainable income yield, local economic growth, and enhancements for local quality of life, while reducing food imports and increasing domestic nutritional self-sufficiency. Each project is designed to be self-sustaining and replicable, subject to local awareness, involvement and compliance measures (such as planning laws). Already, we can see a vast improvement in the social, economic and environmental conditions of the nearby residents of these Central African projects which could, in turn, spur innovation and legislative clarification as the economies develop.

Financing sustainability in the post C-19 era

On-demand webinar series

 

Coming into 2020, climate finance and financing sustainability had moved definitively front and centre of the global policy agenda. Despite the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, changing the world order, climate change remains a threat that has not gone away. The impacts and influences of the Covid-19 pandemic will be deep seated and structural.

While we are still living through the formative experience of Covid-19, Guernsey’s Sustainable Finance Week, delivered in an online format, explored these influences and impacts in a series of dialogues around the central issue of the role that private capital will play in financing sustainability post Covid-19.

We explored, amongst many other issues, what implications the responses to the pandemic situation may hold for climate action, and what steps could be taken with private capital to align the immediate response to the sustainability imperative.

Leading figures from the worlds of sustainable finance and private wealth convened to discuss this topic during a series of webinars.

SFW Tuesday

The role of private capital – the big picture

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SFW Wednesday

The role of family offices

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Thurs

The role of private equity

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SUSTAINABILITY WEEK PODCAST SERIES

Get the latest insight with our podcast series providing international insights from sustainable finance leaders based in Switzerland, Hong Kong and New York. Listen below or find us on Spotify, Apple, Castro, Google, Overcast or Pocket Casts.

 

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