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THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY. PLEASE REGISTER TO NOTE YOUR INTEREST AND WE WILLCONFIRM IF THERE ARE SPACES AVAILABLE

Government and the financial services sector – working together for stronger, sustainable and inclusive economies

Our next Edinburgh Ethical Finance Round Table hosted by Baillie Gifford will explore how the Scottish and Irish Governments are engaging with the financial services sector to deliver stronger, sustainable and inclusive economies.

Scotland’s Economic Strategy identifies investment, innovation, inclusive growth and internationalisation as the priority areas that will inform future policy. At the next round table we will hear from and discuss this strategy with Scottish Government, understand some of the key initiatives under way within the financial services sector and debate the role of ethical finance.

We will also get an insight into a flagship financial services initiative set up by the Irish Government. Sustainable Nation Ireland was established in 2016 to promote Ireland as a world-leading hub for sustainable finance, business and innovation and accelerate Ireland’s transition to a low carbon economy.

The round table will provide an opportunity to compare and contrast the different Government approaches and discuss their strategies.

SPEAKERS

  • Richard Rollison, Deputy Director, Innovation, Industries and Investment Division
  • Karen Rodger, Team Leader, Financial Services and Fintech Policy
  • Stephen Nolan, CEO, Sustainable Nation Ireland and Strategic Advisor to UNEP’s International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability

OVERVIEW

Richard and Karen will outline Scottish Government’s approach to engaging with companies, industry bodies and the Financial Services Advisory Board to develop and deliver an industry-led financial services strategy that is aligned to SG objectives and supports the wider Scottish economy. The presentation will conclude with a review of Scotland’s place in the global financial sector and the opportunity for Scotland to build on its reputation as a financial centre, in a responsible and sustainable way.

Stephen’s presentation will outline the Irish Government’s IFS 2020 strategy and the role Sustainable Nation Ireland is playing in positioning and promoting Ireland as a global sustainable and green finance hub. Stephen will also discuss the investment required to deliver the Irish Government’s 2030 decarbonisation strategy as well as provide an update on developments in sustainable / green finance at the European and Global levels.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Chris Tait, [email protected], 07931 103573

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