Welcome to Sustainable Finance Skillnet

Sustainable Finance Skillnet is a national network working to develop skills and leadership capacity to advance ESG best practice across Ireland’s financial services sector.

Sustainable Finance Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies.

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Our Promoting Agency

The Sustainable Finance Skillnet is promoted by The International Sustainable Finance Centre of Excellence, Ireland’s leading national platform working to advance the sustainable finance agenda at home and abroad.

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Climate Change & the TCFD: Risks & Opportunities for the Banking Industry

The UNEP FI – with the support..


Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) training


Sustainable Finance Skillnet are delighted to announce the delivery of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) training, starting in December..


Professional Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals

Modules will be delivered using a blended model which combines online webinars and in person delivery.

The Professional Diploma in Sustainable Finance for Compliance Professionals is the first programme of its kind globally and is the result of an enter..


EU Taxonomy – Environmentally Sustainable Investments

The EU Taxonomy 11-hour training course was a..



“The Sustainable Finance Skillnet’s dedicated focus on skills needs and capacity-building is a huge asset. It provides easy access to sustainable finance upskilling opportunities for companies, an area that is currently a major focus for Irish located financial services sector firms.

Yvonne Holmes

Chief Sustainability Officer,
AIB & Chair, Sustainable Finance Skillnet

“We need to make sure that our staff have the skills to go out there and be knowledgeable about sustainable finance and to help our investors with their journey to learning more about sustainability. The Sustainable Finance Skillnet is essential in this regard. More than half our staff completed training funded by the Sustainable Finance Skillnet over the course of 2020.”

Eoin Fahy

Head of Responsible Investment
and Chief Economist, KBI Global Investors

“We were delighted to work with the Sustainable Finance Skillnet in the launch of the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing in Ireland, which enables participants to expand their ESG knowledge and stay ahead in their field. Working in partnership, both organisations are supporting the upskilling of the Irish community in an area of critical importance. “

Noel Friel

CFA Society Ireland