As a European leader and player in energy transition, BNP Paribas plays a decisive role in sustainable finance. Its socially and environmentally responsible approach contributes to building a sustainable future. The Group’s CSR policy is based on four pillars: financing the economy in an ethical manner, favouring the development and commitment of our employees, being a committed stakeholder in society, and acting against climate change. This year BNP Paribas has continued to pursue its societal commitments, particularly through 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the announcement of several actions and partnerships:
- €135 billion devoted to energy transition and to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The signature of several strategic partnerships to fight climate change (the Solar Impulse Foundation, One Planet Fellowship, the Good Planet Foundation, etc.)
- BNP Paribas has joined the “Breakthrough Energy Coalition” which supports innovation to promote the development of clean energy solutions.
Last year the group took several measures to distance itself from the forms of energy causing the most pollution and achieved its objective of being carbon neutral by late 2017. As a leader in sustainable finance, BNP Paribas will also be doubling its financing objective for renewable energy to 15 billion euros by 2020.
BNP Paribas is supporting sponsor of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit group.bnpparibas.
South Pole is a leading provider of global sustainability financing solutions and services, with over 250 experts in 18 global offices. For more than a decade, its team has worked with a wide range of public, private and civil sector organisations to accelerate the transition to a climate-smart society. South Pole’s expertise covers project and technology finance, data and advisory on sustainability risks and opportunities, as well as the development of environmental commodities such as carbon and renewable energy credits. As of today, the group has mobilised climate-finance for over 700 projects in emission reduction, renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable land-use.
Gold Standard was established in 2003 by WWF and other international NGOs as a best practice standard to ensure projects that reduced carbon emissions under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) also contributed to sustainable development. Its next-generation standard launched in 2017, Gold Standard for the Global Goals, allows climate and development initiatives to quantify, certify, and maximise their impacts toward climate security and sustainable development. Certification against the standard provides the confidence that these results are measured and verified, enabling credible tracking of progress toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. Gold Standard now has more than 80 NGO supporters and 1400+ certified projects in over 80 countries, creating billions of dollars of shared value from climate and development action worldwide.
Gold Standard is carbon neutral sponsor of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018 together with South Pole in order to guarantee the highest level of offset certifications for the event. For more information, visit goldstandard.org
Sustainable Nation Ireland was created through a 2015 merger of Ireland’s Green International Financial Services Centre (Green IFSC) and The Green Way, an organization leading the cleantech cluster in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin.
Supported by the public and private sector, Sustainable Nation Ireland is the national platform for the promotion of Ireland as a world-leading hub for sustainable finance, business and innovation, accelerating Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy.
Sustainable Nation Ireland brings together capital market participants, corporates, innovators and public sector organisations to stimulate increased investment in sustainable infrastructure and innovation. The transition to a low carbon economy is a huge opportunity for Ireland, catalysing economic growth and jobs.
Sustainable Nation Ireland is lead partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018 and EIT Climate-KIC’s main partner in Ireland. For more information visit sustainablenation.ie
The Department of Finance has a central role in implementing Irish Government policy, in particular the Programme for Government, and in advising and supporting the Minister for Finance and the Government on the economic and financial management of the State and the overall management and development of the public sector.
Ireland is taking the opportunity to show real global leadership in a move away from fossil-fuel investment dependency and supports the Climate Innovation Summit 2018.
For more information visit finance.gov.ie
Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Its role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. They provide a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services, while also working with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy.
Environmental Finance is an online news and analysis service established in 1999 to report on sustainable investment, green finance and the people and companies active in environmental markets. The site includes news and analysis on a range of related issues – from finance, deals and investments to policy initiatives, interviews and opinion pieces.
Its online service is complemented by a quarterly Environmental Finance magazine which rounds up and reviews the best of the quarter’s online content and also includes new reports, guides, research and analysis.
Environmental Finance is published by Fulton Publishing, a division of Field Gibson Media – a specialist business-to-business financial publisher based in London. Field Gibson Media also publishes InsuranceERM.com.
Environmental Finance is media partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit environmental-finance.com
Insurance Ireland is the voice of insurance in Ireland and represents the Irish general insurance, health insurance, life assurance, reinsurance and captive management sectors. Its mission is to represent and enable the development of the insurance sector for its customers, our members and the broader economy.
Insurance Ireland represents almost 130 companies providing insurance domestically in Ireland and internationally from Ireland. Total industry employment is approximately 28,000 people both directly and indirectly with one in four jobs in finance being in insurance. One of the most important aspects of insurance is to pay claims to customers at times when they need it most. Its members pay out more than €13 billion in claims and benefits to Irish customers annually and contribute over €1.6 billion in tax to the Irish exchequer each year.
Insurance Ireland is associate partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit insuranceireland.eu
The Irish Funds Industry Association (Irish Funds) is the representative body for the international investment funds community in Ireland. Members come from all areas of the industry, including fund managers, depositaries, administrators, transfer agents, professional advisory firms and other specialist firms.
As the voice of the funds industry in Ireland, Irish Funds:
- Represents the industry in discussions with government and agencies
- Raises the profile of Ireland’s funds industry
- Supports the development and training of funds professionals
- Provides industry informational resources
- Represents the industry internationally
Irish Funds is associate partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit irishfunds.ie
The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries. The Programme was launched in 2008 and builds on the convening role and technical expertise of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The UN-REDD Programme supports nationally led REDD+ processes and promotes the informed and meaningful involvement of all stakeholders, including indigenous peoples and other forest-dependent communities, in national and international REDD+ implementation.
By combining the capabilities of banks, governments and agri-businesses through blended finance instruments UN Environment has set out to trigger a transformational shift in unlocking and scaling up private finance to save forests, restore landscapes, create jobs and transition to climate smart agriculture.
The European Banking Federation (EBF) represents 32 banking associations representing 3,500 banks that finance around 80% of the economy in Europe, committed to the objectives of the Sustainable Finance Action Plan and have supported this process from the start. Through individual and collective action in international and regional fora, European banks have shown visionary leadership in tackling the urgent and paramount challenge of climate change.
The Sustainable Finance Working Group of the EBF will be meeting at the Climate Innovation Summit. The SFWG aims to raise awareness and promote best practices for sustainable finance within the European banking sector. For more information visit ebf.eu.
NordSIP stands for Nordic Sustainable Investment Platform. The platform serves as the information link and connection hub between institutional investors and managers offering sustainable investment products, and as a reference point for the high interest across the asset management spectrum and beyond, viewed from the Nordics.
Nordsip is associate partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit nordsip.com.
The Carbon Trust is an independent, expert partner of leading organisations around the world, helping them contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.
The Carbon Trust is associate partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit carbontrust.com.
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FORESIGHT Climate & Energy is associate partner of the Climate Innovation Summit 2018. For more information visit foresightdk.com.
SEAI is Ireland’s national sustainable energy authority. It helps Irish homes, businesses, communities, and industry to be more energy efficient, while supporting the development of clean energy technologies that cause less harm to the environment.
For more information visit www.seai.ie
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