Join us on the second day of Climate Finance Week Ireland for Transition Finance Day, where we explore the pivotal role of finance in shaping a sustainable, low-carbon future. Transition finance involves investments, strategies, and financial mechanisms designed to support the shift from carbon-intensive industries to more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. This shift is crucial in our collective efforts to combat climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and achieve net-zero targets. Transition Finance Day features discussions, insights, and best practices related to transition finance. Explore innovative strategies, investment opportunities, and the latest trends in sustainable finance. Together, we'll chart a course towards a more sustainable world, reduce our carbon footprint, and work towards achieving our net-zero emissions goals.
Laura Flood has significant experience in providing regulatory, risk management and assurance services to domestic and international banking and fintech clients. She is also a Council Member of the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI). The FPAI represents the interests of fintech and payments businesses in Ireland, helping develop the regulatory, commercial and community ecosystem in which they operate. She is also a member of the FPAI's Regulatory Interest Group advises clients on a range of issues including financial reporting and emerging issues in financial services regulation. Laura has a particular focus on the impact of ESG on financial services and has supported clients in assessing the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on their business and on their financial reporting.
Michael Concannon has worked in financial services for over 30 years. He holds a degree in Financial Services from UCD and is a Licentiate of the Institute of Bankers. Most recently he joined the Fintech and Payments Association of Ireland (FPAI) as Head of Strategy and Development. The FPAI aims to bring banking and Fintechs together for common good. Michael remains passionate about how Fintech is a positive force in financial services and can help bring tangible benefits to consumers and society at large.
Sarah Thompson has experience in advising a broad range of clients on financial regulation matters and is admitted to practice in Northern Ireland, Ireland and England & Wales. She advises on Central Bank of Ireland authorisation processes, perimeter issues, ongoing compliance with conduct of business and other requirements with a special focus on ESG matters and on the Individual Accountability Framework and the Senior Executive Accountability Regime, as well as financial services M&A. Prior to joining Arthur Cox, Sarah worked in London in the financial regulatory groups of two major international law firms.
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