Guernsey Finance's sustainable finance offering has been rebranded to Sustainable Finance, to reflect and promote the broad work the jurisdiction does in the space.
This decision comes after conversations and feedback from the Guernsey Green Finance strategy group which is now named the Sustainable Finance Guernsey Council.
Guernsey Finance’s Head of Strategy and Sustainable Finance, Stephanie Glover, said since launching in 2018 the nature of green finance has markedly changed.
“Renaming in this way broadens the scope and gives us a platform through which we can also promote the island’s offerings in natural capital, transition finance, social issues, philanthropy and other emerging new trends in sustainability as they come,” she said.
“The new name also means we are now aligned with other local initiatives such as Sustainable Finance Week, TISE Sustainable and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission’s suite of sustainable funds.
“There’s an international alignment as well, for example with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Financial Centres for Sustainability, of which Guernsey is a member.”
Chairman of Sustainable Finance Guernsey, Deputy Nick Moakes, also welcomed the change.
“We’ve moved beyond being simply green finance,” he said. “Sustainability is now much broader than this and Guernsey has developed offerings in accordance with this evolving landscape. The focus specifically on green finance is however maintained through Guernsey’s hugely successful Guernsey Green Fund regime, which now channels £5.6 billion into green investments.”
Pictured (top): (L to R) Deputy Nick Moakes, Chairman of Sustainable Finance Guernsey, Rupert Pleasant, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance, and Stephanie Glover, Guernsey Finance’s Head of Strategy and Sustainable Finance.
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