Climate finance chief to visit Guernsey

11 June 2019

One of the key people leading the financial services industry’s response to mitigating climate change will be in Guernsey next week.

Stephen Nolan is Managing Director of the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S), a United Nations-led programme which encourages financial centres to place sustainable and green finance at the heart of their operations and help fight climate change.

The network is now 25-strong, with Tokyo and Beijing joining last month. Guernsey, through Guernsey Green Finance, became a member of FC4S last year. The network includes finance centres such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, Toronto, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

It will be Mr Nolan’s first visit to Guernsey since he took on his FC4S role. He will meet policymakers, including Policy & Resources Committee President Deputy Gavin St Pier, and key figures in the green sector of the local finance industry. He is also the keynote speaker at the Green & Sustainable Finance Forum, hosted by Guernsey Green Finance and BPP in Guernsey on the morning of Wednesday 19 June.

The event also includes panel discussions on broad international climate change themes and Guernsey’s role in the process, including the operation of the Guernsey Green Fund, the world-first regulated fund product launched last year.

Mr Nolan said: “Financial centres are where demand for and supply of finance come together. The FC4S is on a mission to develop green and sustainable finance globally to help to meet the contribution needed from climate finance to mitigate climate change. 

“I’m delighted to be working with Guernsey Green Finance through FC4S on this agenda and I’m looking forward to meeting Guernsey professionals involved in this campaign.”

Dr Andy Sloan, Chair of Guernsey Green Finance, said: “I’m excited to be able to host Stephen in Guernsey, to allow a local audience to hear his insights on the sector, and again to be able to showcase Guernsey’s own efforts to promote and develop green and sustainable finance.”

For further information on the conference, visit www.bppevents.com/events/guernseygreenfinance or https://www.weareguernsey.com/finance-events/2019/bpp-green-sustainable-finance/. Tickets are still available.

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